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Stan Paralikis

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440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« Reply #120 on: December 11, 2008, 02:50:40 AM »

Bill:
 No leftover parts here except for a 5 gal. pail of the dirtiest mineral spirits you've ever seen...
 
Bob:
If I have to go through all that grief to replace the damper, another few bucks on the fluid damper is cheap insurance in my eyes.  Besides, it's already 440-WOB, remember??  
 

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« Reply #121 on: December 11, 2008, 11:56:00 AM »

If there is some sort of mechanical problem, wouldn't a fancy gel damper just mask the problem and allow it to develop into something more serious?  I think you really need to get a better handle on the cause before you try to fix it.

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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #122 on: December 11, 2008, 03:36:12 PM »

In this case I look at the damper as a cure rather than a bandaid.  If I put 25 miles on it a week, I'm lucky. It's not a DD nor is it B-J auction material.  It's my hobby and my therapy.  If I was pro racing, yuh, I'd have that engine out again and torn down in a heartbeat.  I've been through a lot the last cupla years and I have discovered how to enjoy my cars rather than become obsessed with them.

You make an excellent point for 99.8% of the time.  But this time I'm the .2%

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« Reply #123 on: December 11, 2008, 04:24:50 PM »

I am not your HOBBY!
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« Reply #124 on: December 11, 2008, 04:47:26 PM »

Did you use the damper off the 73 crank? or the 76 crank??
They are different since the cranks are different.
Just a thought
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« Reply #125 on: December 11, 2008, 11:47:31 PM »

Used the damper from the '73 crank.
Like you suggested earlier, I'm going to let her break in and see what happens.
Trouble is it might take me 2 years to reach 1000 miles.



 
Side note:  What I never got around to talking about is how she runs.
WOW!
When cold, one pump, a twist of the key and she immediately roars to life.
Power is awesome.  Smooth linear pull from standing start right up to as far as I dare go with a new engine. Secondaries open right on que. WHHHAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa....
No bog.  No hesitation. No burps, coughs, farts, nothing.  I got me a real torque monster here.

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« Reply #126 on: December 12, 2008, 06:03:44 AM »

Just a thought,  we've had some where it took a couple of days of driving it some to get all the lifters pumped up & smooth out.

Maybe that's all it is.   Have you got a mechanical oil pressure gauge on it.?   I always run a gauge  for a day or two to watch oil pressure before putting the stock senders back in.

Butch


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« Reply #127 on: December 18, 2008, 12:22:27 PM »

If you used the cast crank torque converter with a steel crank engine, you will have a vibration. Don't know if the weights can be knocked off with trans still atached though. Hope this is not the case. It will knock the bearings out of your new motor at some point if not fixed. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #128 on: December 18, 2008, 05:13:12 PM »

Quote from: cptn60
If you used the cast crank torque converter with a steel crank engine, you will have a vibration. Don't know if the weights can be knocked off with trans still atached though. Hope this is not the case. It will knock the bearings out of your new motor at some point if not fixed. Hope this helps.
 
I did knock the weights off, as was discussed in a separate thread.
Tomorrow morning, I'm putting it up on the lift.  I will take off the torque converter inspection plate, run the motor and see if anything looks amiss.  I will also applying weights  (magnets) to see if that will smooth it out.

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« Reply #129 on: December 19, 2008, 05:34:29 AM »

How are you going to start it with the converter off the flexplate? 
 
You got one of those things on yer head for a pull start?
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« Reply #130 on: December 19, 2008, 07:31:46 AM »

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How are you going to start it with the converter off the flexplate? 
 
 
Reread the post      S - L - O - W - L - Y !
 
Where does it say I'm going to detach the TC from the flexplate?
 
Now go to the vibration thread... 

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« Reply #131 on: July 04, 2009, 05:50:53 AM »

Well, I thought it was not going to be pretty.
This just about confirms that "kaboom" I heard last week.
 

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« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2009, 06:04:00 AM »

It still doesn't mean the motor is wrecked.
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« Reply #133 on: July 04, 2009, 06:25:11 AM »

I'm awaiting some medical tests to come back before I decide if it's trash time or a re-rebuild

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« Reply #134 on: July 04, 2009, 01:26:55 PM »

Medical Tests?
 
Don't you mean an expiatory?
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