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nimesh1963
12-21-2007, 04:36 PM
Guys, I have posted and updated my website at [www.solankiperformance.com] www.solankiperformance.com with more pictures and customer projects. For any of the skeptics out there, you will even see me working on the engines myself and getting my hands dirty!! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the picturs.

Nimesh

JDP
12-21-2007, 04:57 PM
OK, without giving up any trade secrets, how do you make cast R3 heads ? I assume you're not pouring molten steel in you kitchen.:)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
12-21-2007, 04:57 PM
OK, without giving up any trade secrets, how do you make cast R3 heads ? I assume you're not pouring molten steel in you kitchen.:)

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

DEEPNHOCK
12-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the update.
The pic's are great!
Can you put some captions with the pic's so we can understand what each one means? There's a lot going on in some of them and an explanation would help a lot of us.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by nimesh1963

Guys, I have posted and updated my website at [www.solankiperformance.com] www.solankiperformance.com with more pictures and customer projects. For any of the skeptics out there, you will even see me working on the engines myself and getting my hands dirty!! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the picturs.
Nimesh

DEEPNHOCK
12-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the update.
The pic's are great!
Can you put some captions with the pic's so we can understand what each one means? There's a lot going on in some of them and an explanation would help a lot of us.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by nimesh1963

Guys, I have posted and updated my website at [www.solankiperformance.com] www.solankiperformance.com with more pictures and customer projects. For any of the skeptics out there, you will even see me working on the engines myself and getting my hands dirty!! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the picturs.
Nimesh

nimesh1963
12-21-2007, 05:13 PM
No, I don't cast them in my kitchen. There is a foundry in south atlanta about 45 min from my house. I do the R&D figure out what needs to be done. Then I go to the foundry and we make the casts there and do the pouring there. I have also used a method called fusion to fuse to an old casting and a new redesigned casting, namely for the intake ports and floor adjustments. I will post those pictures soon. I will put captions on the pictures soon.

Nimesh

nimesh1963
12-21-2007, 05:13 PM
No, I don't cast them in my kitchen. There is a foundry in south atlanta about 45 min from my house. I do the R&D figure out what needs to be done. Then I go to the foundry and we make the casts there and do the pouring there. I have also used a method called fusion to fuse to an old casting and a new redesigned casting, namely for the intake ports and floor adjustments. I will post those pictures soon. I will put captions on the pictures soon.

Nimesh

mbstude
12-21-2007, 05:18 PM
Looking GOOD, Nimesh! Beautiful work, as usual. [^][8D]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/steinkamp_2.jpg

mbstude
12-21-2007, 05:18 PM
Looking GOOD, Nimesh! Beautiful work, as usual. [^][8D]

Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/steinkamp_2.jpg

JDP
12-21-2007, 05:26 PM
Wow, had no idea you could do that on a small run, keep us updated on the aluminum block too.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
12-21-2007, 05:26 PM
Wow, had no idea you could do that on a small run, keep us updated on the aluminum block too.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

bams50
12-21-2007, 05:47 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated. Here's hoping you come back and share with us frequently!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

bams50
12-21-2007, 05:47 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated. Here's hoping you come back and share with us frequently!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

Lenny R2
12-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Great looking web site Nimesh.Need to talk to you one
of thease days.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Lenny R2
12-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Great looking web site Nimesh.Need to talk to you one
of thease days.

Lenny
Atlanta Ga.

Randy_G
12-21-2007, 08:56 PM
Looks like some beautiful work! Wish I had one of your engines in my Lark...:D

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/1959sm.jpg

Randy_G
12-21-2007, 08:56 PM
Looks like some beautiful work! Wish I had one of your engines in my Lark...:D

Randy_G
1959 Lark Sedan
www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com
http://www.automotivehistoryonline.com/1959sm.jpg

nimesh1963
12-22-2007, 09:21 AM
I wouldn't say I have done a small run. I have produced 16 sets of R3 heads and they are floating around from CA to the midwest to the eastcoast. The heads are designed for the serious performance aspect or anyone who wants the authentic look, but with the added performance.

Nimesh

nimesh1963
12-22-2007, 09:21 AM
I wouldn't say I have done a small run. I have produced 16 sets of R3 heads and they are floating around from CA to the midwest to the eastcoast. The heads are designed for the serious performance aspect or anyone who wants the authentic look, but with the added performance.

Nimesh

JDP
12-22-2007, 09:35 AM
That's still a small run compared to the 100 of thousands Studebaker ran, I have not kept up with the new technology and was curious.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

JDP
12-22-2007, 09:35 AM
That's still a small run compared to the 100 of thousands Studebaker ran, I have not kept up with the new technology and was curious.

JDP/Maryland
63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
spent to date $54664,75
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,439.30
63 Lark 2 door
51 Commander
39 Coupe express
39 Coupe express (rod)

58PackardWagon
12-22-2007, 10:00 AM
The second to the last pic on R2 Engine build #3 looks exactly like mine. What is your base price on rebuilding an R2. If you would like you can send me a email. thanks

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)

58PackardWagon
12-22-2007, 10:00 AM
The second to the last pic on R2 Engine build #3 looks exactly like mine. What is your base price on rebuilding an R2. If you would like you can send me a email. thanks

58 Packard Wgn (Parade Red)
58 Packard Wgn (Park Green)
58 Packard Sdn (Shadowtone Red)
62 Daytona (White)
63 R2 Lark (Super Red)

nimesh1963
12-22-2007, 12:04 PM
It is a small run compared to what the factory did, but not when you compare to reproduction specialty parts. The roller cams I have in production are only 15 as well as the Howard's rods. When the aluminum flywheels were done, only 15 sets were made at first. When they started selling more than expected, especially since they were SFI approved, more were made. As far as my heads go, I don't see many people buying them for $2800 per set and above with exotic valvetrain. Again, I am only tailoring to specialty products for specific people so my runs will be small.

Nimesh

nimesh1963
12-22-2007, 12:04 PM
It is a small run compared to what the factory did, but not when you compare to reproduction specialty parts. The roller cams I have in production are only 15 as well as the Howard's rods. When the aluminum flywheels were done, only 15 sets were made at first. When they started selling more than expected, especially since they were SFI approved, more were made. As far as my heads go, I don't see many people buying them for $2800 per set and above with exotic valvetrain. Again, I am only tailoring to specialty products for specific people so my runs will be small.

Nimesh