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Old 01-29-2002, 01:46 PM
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Jim and BJ (his assistant) rebuilt my motors and assembled my heads. He did a great job and I had a trouble free summer. I would recomend him as a vendor and think he does a great job.
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Old 01-29-2002, 01:59 PM
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If one of the guys on here is the owner of "Blue Moon", or knows the boat. I think it speaks for itself. Or ck out he Smoke on The Water Video where Blue Moon just smokes by a fountain, its cool.
 
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Old 01-29-2002, 03:11 PM
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This is KAAMA (Mark)...I'm at JimV's shop and using his computer and thought I would post as long as I was here and comment on the port work Jim is doing on my heads...obviously I'm going to say good things about his head porting work being that I am in his shop at the moment and using his computer. Anyway, I just stopped in to see how my Dart PRO-1 heads were coming along. Last year when Jim and BJ were building my new 540" engines I had Jim do some chamber work and some bowl work on these heads as they really are NOT as good out of the box as anticipated. Jim put them on the flow bench right out of the box and was pretty disappointed with the flow numbers even thought these heads come pocket ported from the factory. While I was standing there he called Dart and asked how much more porting could be done to these heads and their response was; "not much". So, Jim did some combustion chamber porting as well as some further porting in the bowl/pocket areas beyond what was done by the Dart factory (out of the box). Jim picked up some very good numbers over the factory port work. This winter I had Jim do a complete fully ported job to the heads and we picked up even more numbers. I plan to have one of the engines dyno'd in a few weeks to see what the results are. Jim has posted the numbers on his home/web page along with some nice shots of my heads. I am very pleased with what Jim and BJ have done with my engines. Jim has finished the first set of heads for the Port engine and will be heading for the dyno very soon. BJ does the engine assembly and JimV does all of the head porting work...he's an airflow guy and he's commited...that's just about all he does! Mark 616-291-7932

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Old 01-29-2002, 03:18 PM
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Hey Mark!!!keep this up and I'll get you some pom-pom's...... cheerleader boy!!!just yanken ya! Jim will get my heads next go-round...
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JimV... Are you open on saturdays if I need to drop some heads off?... I plan on being over in GR feb 16th...
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Hey Jim good shot in Hot Boat.
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Travis, Yes I'm here on saturdays. Please call and let me know about what time or e-mail me your number and I will call you.

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I'll give ya a call a day or two before we come over


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