# [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

• From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 08:11:55 -0700 (PDT)
```I'm curious about how he ever got a 1914 in the first place?  Is that a 78X88?
Weird engine!

mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
New Math.....

Quoting Denis Dodson :

> But how did you get that number? 90.5 x 78 = 7059
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> From: Mark Sawyer
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:52 AM
> Subject: [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter
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>
> I have a 90.5 x 78 in the garage. It's calculates out to a 2010.
>
> Denis Dodson wrote:
> That is a good idea, Shirley, about the engine in Ruby, the Ghia. It is
> almost brand new. And if you will send me the Porsche engine, Dunc, I'll pop
> that booger in as soon as I get it.
>
> I do think that it will go this way: Tomorrow, probably, I will pull the
> engine and take it up to Wayout where he says that he has all the tools to do
> machining and build. We will, at least, tear it down and as Will suggested,
> see what we have.
>
> Then I will either build the new engine there, probably using the 90.5
> pistons and cylinders, or take the parts and bus down to Chuck's and build it
> there the week before T@P.
>
> I have to tell you guys that it fees really cool to have four engines
> offerred as loaners, not even counting the Ghia. Thanks y'all.
>
> So, if I use the 90.5s and I have a 78.4 stroke, what will the new engine
> size be, and what is the formula, anyway? Multiply, add? I have a 1914, how
> do you get that number
>
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