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#2368103 - 09/09/17 10:23 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Looks like everything was in the pan, and when I pulled the crank around, the counterweights dragged up the nest. The only thing I noticed inside of the engine itself was some minor surface rust on the side of one of the rods near the big end. Easy clean up with some scotchbrite or steel wool. Going to attempt to clean up the pan for now. Just out of disgust, I'd probably like to replace it, but Milodon doesn't make the full length pans anymore, just the ones with the front notch. Mine was modified like that back in '89 for the pinto rack. I'd really like one of the old 10 qt. full length pans, if anyone has one they want to part with.
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#2368126 - 09/09/17 11:45 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Man... The Wife hit that one out of the ball park.... What a keeper !!!!!
Maybe have that one blasted and re-zink it... Just food for thought.
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#2368127 - 09/09/17 11:47 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
MadMopars Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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What a bummer. I'm sure your itching to fire it up but I have to believe it's worth doing a quick tear down to make sure you got everything out. I'd hate to see you fire it and hurt something because of some crap that was still floating around in there. It'd also give you a chance to lube everything up again which probably wouldn't hurt either. Best of luck either way.
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#2368150 - 09/10/17 01:07 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
sgcuda Offline
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There was a small little bump and weird click when I was pulling it around. Everything turns and sounds fine now. I will be getting under and into the block with some light on Sunday for better inspection. Since there were never any rockers on the motor and the ports were all taped up, I don't see any reason to pull the heads at this point. But I will be putting my boroscope down the spark plug holes to check, just the same. Going to scrub clean the block walls and oil everything up before final assembly.
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#2368291 - 09/10/17 11:35 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Loc: Monrovia, So-Cal, USA
See what happens when you let stuff sit !!!!! Get your heals to pumping Son !!!!
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#2368477 - 09/10/17 07:05 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
sgcuda Offline
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Got the pan and scraper cleaned up and reinstalled. Intake base is on. Valve cover hardware cut and installed. Starter installed. All that's left is to install plugs, cut my wires, still waiting on my oil filter adapter. Should be firing her up during the week. boogie

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#2368554 - 09/10/17 09:23 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Cool, gettin closer man........... beer
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#2368707 - 09/11/17 08:12 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
LOL, too funny. You need some rat traps.
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#2370396 - 09/13/17 08:50 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Got the motor back together. Must have pulled it around at leat a dozen times already. Finished up the oiling system. Got my D'Rale killer oil filter housing mounted up. Tightened all of the fittings. Finished socking down the oil pan and intake manifold after letting the silicone set up. Powered up the gauges and hit the priming rod with the drill. I can here the spray bars bleeding out. I don't know how much pressure it made because the gauge stops at 99 psi. I can feel the drill load big time. Stuffed some carb fuel inlet washers under the regulator spring cap. Spun it around again. Maxing at 96 psi, less load on drill. Going in good direction. Decided to pull the engine around in 90 degree intervals to check for lifter bleed off. Engine stops solid at first 90 degrees. Loosened intake bolts up, since I remember on a SBC putting too long an intake bolt in and locking up the pushrods. No difference. Valve covers come off tomorrow night. Here we go again. Stupid squirrels......
Oh, and the rear main seal leaks. Boy am I surprised.
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#2370449 - 09/13/17 10:19 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Just some pics with a better camera. Taken just in case the storm was as bad as it was supposed to be.


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#2370522 - 09/14/17 12:46 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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That looks bad azz Kenny and that stance is sexy as hell........... beer
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#2370539 - 09/14/17 02:54 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Registered: 01/20/03
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I have used the same french fry on 3 mice this week. They are looking for a place to stay warm lol

The car is turning out great. It's worth the struggle.

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#2370596 - 09/14/17 09:21 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: FastmOp]
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Loc: Romeo MI
Car is looking good.. hope you get the engine
figured out.. good luck
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#2371532 - 09/15/17 10:33 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
sgcuda Offline
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Found the problem. Nest must have warped the scraper. Scraper is now hitting against rods. Easy fix.
I wonder if this guy lives in my neighborhood.
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Edited by sgcuda (09/22/17 02:52 PM)
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#2371551 - 09/15/17 11:09 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
Dave Hall Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
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Loc: Cotati, CA
Damn! Glad it's an easy fix!

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#2372441 - 09/17/17 09:17 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
sgcuda Offline
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SHE RUNS!!! boogie

It was a battle, but I won. Let's see. Where to start. The motor stopped turning because I put the crank scraper in upside down after cleaning out the squirrel nest. My Mallory coil deep fried. I wired the relay for the starter wrong and smoked some wires. And I put the plug wires on clockwise. What you really have to appreciate is that I had the MP book out looking up ignition and read counter clockwise. I marked the cap with a clockwise arrow anyway. Can't get the idle under 1,900. Sounds like a really massive vacuum leak up on top of the tunnel ram. Maybe the Procomp adapters not sealing properly. Will check during the week. Hopefully, I'll have a video of the engine running next weekend.


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#2372446 - 09/17/17 09:26 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
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Registered: 07/12/04
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Loc: State of confusion
If we don't do stupid chit, we are not trying hard enuff or never lay our hands on these car things.........My mistake list is a long one but the lessons are priceless..........she's gonna fly................... drive boogie beer penguin


Edited by Thumperdart (09/17/17 09:26 PM)
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#2373131 - 09/19/17 01:01 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
MadMopars Offline
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Loc: Tucson AZ,
Glad you got to fire the motor finally. So what's the plan? You going to paint the car before you put the motor in, get it running and then paint it later, or? work
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#2373166 - 09/19/17 06:40 AM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: MadMopars]
sgcuda Offline
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Loc: Charlotte, North Carolina
Originally Posted By MadMopars
Glad you got to fire the motor finally. So what's the plan? You going to paint the car before you put the motor in, get it running and then paint it later, or? work


Yes. Right now, I still have to finish the X bar on the passenger side, steering column mounting, mid plate tabs, battery tray and fuel tab brackets Then I am going to paint the frame with Rustoleum. My plan is to paint it before racing, but I don't know if I want to wait that long. Might just spray bomb some primer on it.

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#2375111 - 09/22/17 02:51 PM Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda]
sgcuda Offline
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Got the old girl running!. Water leaks, oil leaks. Normal crap. But sounds strong.

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