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Yesterday
MoxyRamone
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Wait until case halves are apart then push lifters > inward My worry is that they would go all over the place if I do that. I would really like to keep them in the order they are now.
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Yesterday
MoxyRamone
After getting back from the Holy City pick-a-part two hours late yesterday due to a tire coming apart on me, I didn't feel too much like doing any work. Today, I made some progress on my engine disassembly. We are down to bell housing removal and spitting the case. There were several rounded-off head nuts on the left bank. I actually had to take a break and go to Harbor Freight to get bolt extrac
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2 days ago
MoxyRamone
Lots of LM stuff. Not so good on the EM stuff. Great prices and lots to dig through.
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2 days ago
MoxyRamone
Big Chief Bowels lived on his reservation and didn't want to move. But oil was discovered on the reservation and the US Govt told him to move. Well, he didn't want to, but he mistook the phone number for the Indian agent and called the pharmacy instead. "Bowels no move!" he said. "Oh, don't worry, I've got something that'll fix that," the pharmacist said, and delivered him a nice tub of laxatives
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4 days ago
MoxyRamone
Skizz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BM sent.. Oh Man! I just blew beer all over the place reading that! I needed a laugh like that. :)o(:P)
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4 days ago
MoxyRamone
Does anyone know if this is still on? I need some engine parts. If it is still on, I hope to see some of you there.
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4 days ago
MoxyRamone
Measurements and research time. The rod bearings are marked GMM500 and measure right about .060. I am thinking these are standard, but I am really not sure. The bearing journals measured right at 1.80. From what I have read, that's within tolerance. I am hoping that I was just being pessimistic about the free play in the rod bearings.
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5 days ago
MoxyRamone
I know. I really do need another engine. I just can't afford it. Unless someone out there has a decent runner for around $300 to $500, I'm out. I'm a stay-at-home dad. I don't have a disposable budget for things like this. I always say that I will get to it "Someday," but as John Fogerty said, "Someday never comes." Someday I will write that book, someday I will finish my album, someday I will
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5 days ago
MoxyRamone
Engine status report. The Bad Mutha so far. 1) Head gasket blown on #1. Also blown on #5. There were three gaskets stacked up on #5. 2) All three cylinders are pretty badly pitted on the bores. Honing won't fix this. I'm going to either have to bore them over or buy new ones.... That would also mean new pistons. 3) There is massive play in the connecting rod bearings. This would indica
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6 days ago
MoxyRamone
Lol! I'm such a goof! The head gasket was there, it was just very compressed and very stuck to the head. Sorry all, it's time for new glasses.
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6 days ago
MoxyRamone
I am in the process of disassembling my engine for an overhaul. I removed the right cylinder head and although 1 & 5 stuck to the head, #3 stayed with the block. There were steel base gaskets on all three cylinders, but I can find no evidence of a head gasket on #3. I won't know about #1 & #5 until I can get them free from the head. Could this engine have been assembled in the past without a
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7 days ago
MoxyRamone
I made an organizer for head parts. It's made from a couple of shelves from a broken bookcase and quarter inch dowels cut into 2.5 inch lengths. It cost all of $1.50 to make. I know it's overkill, but it will keep me organised.
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
In reality, I never really cleaned this engine. I just swapped over some clean shrouding I had from a previous car. Basically, things were cleaned as they were repaired. I have never been this deep in this engine before.
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8 days ago
MoxyRamone
My engine is a greasy mess. This is going to be downright nasty.
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9 days ago
MoxyRamone
Upper tin removed and engine separated from the trans/diff. The pressure plate and the differential are both basically clean, my problem leak seems to originate from behind the flywheel. I am replacing the main seal while it's all apart. I am going to try to get the heads off tomorrow, but maybe I will take a day off to organize.
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9 days ago
MoxyRamone
I am just about ready to disassemble my engine, and I figured it would be a good time to clean and repaint my tin. What methods do you like to use to clean them? Sandblasting? Hot tank? Soap and elbow grease? My tin is pretty filthy aside from the turkey roaster, which I degreased and painted years ago. Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
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10 days ago
MoxyRamone
Engine is out. Next is tin removal. I think I will clean them up and paint them. It makes it easier to spot leaks and it looks nice, too. After tin removal, it's tear down time. Then we'll get to see how bad this mutha is. I thought that I would include the "inevitable kitty litter for oil absorbing" shot. No garage is complete without oil stains.
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11 days ago
MoxyRamone
Got started pulling the engine today. Carbs, alternator, distributor and electrical are all disconnected. Tomorrow I hope to disconnect the clutch cable and pull the engine.
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13 days ago
MoxyRamone
I remember in my youth, looking through the Sears Catalog in the weeks before Christmas. It was the ultimate place to get the coolest toys!
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18 days ago
MoxyRamone
Superfly called... He wants his car back.
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20 days ago
MoxyRamone
Sorry. EM Manual
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20 days ago
MoxyRamone
Looking to see what is out there. I am getting ready to rebuild my current (totally whipped) engine, but I am worried that I am going to find quite a lot wrong when I open it up. I am scouting around to see if it would be more cost effective to just find a better engine. I am trying to keep this fairly low-budget, so I know that prospects aren't great. Does anyone in the Upstate SC, Western NC, N
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22 days ago
MoxyRamone
Looks like you're back on the "Care-free Highway", right?
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23 days ago
MoxyRamone
I notice that I said earlier that there was no door gap whatsoever on the front and rear of the passenger door... I meant to just say rear edge of the door. Sorry about that.
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23 days ago
MoxyRamone
And more pictures.
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23 days ago
MoxyRamone
Some pictures.
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23 days ago
MoxyRamone
Okay, so I had a few hours free, and it's a sunny day, so I went out to look at this car. The Good: The convertible top looks very recent. It is clean and complete. The car is complete. All of the interior is there. All of the trim is there. The Bad: The car has about 75000 miles on the clock and I believe this to be fairly accurate. The mechanical wear seems to fit the mileage. The engin
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23 days ago
MoxyRamone
Here is a link to the dealers website. Looks like some bloated pricing to me. I noticed that they updated the pics for the Corvair to show the rust in the rockers and door pillars. Also, all of the AC gear is missing. Classic Cars of the Carolinas
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24 days ago
MoxyRamone
I live about 10 miles from this car. It's actually on a lot with about 75 classic cars. I would be happy to go check it out for anyone that's interested, but I can't guarantee that I would be able to leave that lot! Too much cool stuff to drool over. I am a paint and body guy by trade and I know where rust usually lurks.
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4 weeks ago
MoxyRamone
I own a good bit of Craftsman gear. I bought a lot of it when I was just starting out as a mechanic and I still have the majority of it. The ratchets don't hold up as well as some, but that's the only real complaint I have. I was going to replace my main 3/8ths ratchet soon. I really hope the warranty is good. If I could have afforded Snap-On or Matco when I was starting out, I would've bough
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