We finally got the Joe Michelini 9-Carb 66 Looper started! What a challenge, every component of this engine threw me a curveball. However, I am fortunate to have some good friends available to help me through this. First mention is my good friend Derek Gesler.
Derek and Gesler Metal Works recreated the first (known) set of Quincy Looper sleeves in decades and with their machine shop and machining skills, six new sleeves were created and installed into this “Holy Grail” of Quincy Looper blocks. Derek “May Have” told me he was nervous, but I wasn’t in the least bit worried, I knew he’d nail it.
Yup, Nailed it! Thanks buddy! Also, Rich “The Big Man” Fuchslin was a huge help. Rich ought to check his caller I.D. before answering the phone. Paul Christner, Derek, and Mike Schmidt accepted my calls and questions throughout the technical challenges of the project.
The engine has a few little details to complete and it is off to its new owners Bob and Brandon Juby. This engine will be added to their very extensive collection of Quincy Racing Engines along with other racing engines in their collection. I have been assured, this engine will NOT be a “Saw Horse Queen”, it will get run. BTW Juby; I know where you live, I will bust into your house, steal it and run it myself if it just sits!Black Sheep Racing
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