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Stan Paralikis

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440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 08:08:53 AM »

Pulling it apart, it looks pretty clean inside (so far).
 
Strange thing about the heads.  One is the correct # for a 73 MH head.  The other is for a std. '74 head.

 

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 07:00:59 AM »

Got the tranny and a few more parts off before mama called me for something....
 

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2008, 03:54:54 PM »

I don't know if anybody mentioned that the oil pan and pickup tube will have to be swapped from truck to car application.
IIRC,the oil dipstick tube is different as well..Some trucks had the tube going into the pan.
Luckily yours goes through the block--like a car.
Motor does look clean.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2008, 01:44:58 AM »

I knew about the pan.  Maybe I'll get one of those Milodoon 10 qt. jobs. 
 
I'm a little confused about the damper, though.  I understand there's about 14 different dampers for the 440 and to use all my current accesories it has to be the exact one.  I dunno.  I'll research that further down the line.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2008, 07:24:32 AM »

The damper--or harmonic balancer-can be reused provided that it is not separating or cracking.
Just swap out the pulleys to match your car.
 
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2008, 07:45:52 AM »

Quote from: CBarge
Just swap out the pulleys to match your car.
 

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2008, 11:23:17 AM »

I decided to sell the tranny. 
Got 150 bucks for it.
 
$400 - 150 = $250  net for the motor

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2008, 03:32:36 PM »

That 150. can get you a new set of gaskets for the motor.

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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2008, 01:03:35 PM »

For doing motorhome duty all its life, this engine is CLEAN.
All 8 plugs were that picture perfect light brown.
Just a little carbon buildup on the valves.
 

 

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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2008, 07:24:43 AM »

Stripped th4e block down bare and it's been nothing but EXCELLENT news so far...
 
1.  The crank IS the forged steel one, and, only needs the journals turned .010
2   The rods & pistons are excellent
3.  The cylinders only need to be honed.
 
I think I'm going to have to rename this to: 440OAB.
 

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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2008, 07:40:22 AM »

How about RB-OAB?
When I rebuilt my 440 in the CBarge,it cost 2500.
$800.00 of that was getting the heads done.
My buddy and I did the teardown and re-assembly.I farmed out the machine work and it was cheap.
RB parts are NOT cheap.But when going that far with the engine quality parts do go a long way.Get really good rings,and bearings at around 185.00 and 300.00 respectfully..
Cloyes timing chains are worth every penny.I am using one in my 440.
Cost is around 125.00 for the set.
Cam and lifters set around $335.00
 
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2008, 12:41:48 PM »

Trust me.  Any replacement parts are going to  be well established brand names.  No generic or private label stuff.
 
Is Ed Iskenderian still in business? 

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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2008, 05:01:32 PM »

Not only is Ed in bizness...he's still alive and a spry 87 years old

http://www.iskycams.com/history.html




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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2008, 05:02:18 PM »

440-OAB is becoming 440-O(ver)B...
 
So far:
Block acid dipped, honed , plugs and cam bearings installed,
new valves, seats, and 3 angle grind,
crank turned..........................................................................700.00
Master rebuild kit, fuel, oil, and water pumps........................700.00
Cam.........................................................................................50.00
Engine mounts.........................................................................50.00
Exhaust manifolds....................................................................50.00
 
Cam, timing chain, crank and pistons installed.
Then everything came to a screeching halt because I forgot to order an oil slinger ($7.00)
 

 

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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2008, 05:30:20 PM »

D'oh!  Dontcha HATE it when little things like that get over looked? 

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