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VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2009, 08:07:16 PM »

Well Well Well. . .Look what's finally back on the board. 
 
The VOAB!  Now I can start competing with the BOAB!
 
I pulled it out of storage field today, or should I say the ditch, and brought her home.  I stuffed her in the tent and will be prepping her for some major winter work tomorrow and Sunday.  I'll click a picture of it in the tent tomorrow between the rain drops.
 
I haven't much body work left.  I have to finish some welding and repair one more hole in the trunk and make a new brace under the floor.  Other than that, I will be sanding and stripping the paint off, and getting it ready to put the top on. 
 
I plan on completing the mechanicals, and all the paint work, less polishing, before I tackle the interior.  I located the correct rear seat for it, and the 440 will be done in December.  (Unlike some people, I send my big blocks out.  I hate big blocks. . . )
 
It weathered pretty well this summer. . . The paint work on the front held up well.
 
I still have to figure out how to get that blasted spring on the pedal assembly.
 
Should have it running and semi drivable by spring.  (Milk crates)
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« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2009, 03:48:10 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Unlike some people, I send my big blocks out.  I hate big blocks. . .


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« Reply #92 on: October 24, 2009, 04:40:17 AM »


That's a great year and model, one of my personal favorites... a lot of work but well worth it!!

And love that turquoise color you picked out. They had great color selections back then.


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« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2009, 01:00:14 PM »


Life's too short to be d!cking around with small blocks... ;)




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« Reply #94 on: October 24, 2009, 01:55:39 PM »

[/QUOTE]
 
Yeah?  Ten way are all my small blocks always right on the heals of the big blocks? 
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« Reply #95 on: October 24, 2009, 02:04:04 PM »

I dunno... bad mechanic?  

I mean, shouldn't those 'nimble' and light SmallBlocks be way ahead of those bigblock boat engines? 

Smallblocks are nice if you want to pump some water of your land and such, but if you're serious about torque and horsepower you go with bigblock power ofcourse...







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« Reply #96 on: October 24, 2009, 04:21:01 PM »

If I can stay on the heals of a 440 with a lil' ol 5.2 Magnum, in a heavier car, I'm happy.
 
That says something about what I CAN do to a small block.
 
But I won't dispute there is no sub for displacement
 
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« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2009, 05:00:16 PM »


You can pump up a small block to 500+ cu in. with excellent
reliability. And unlike big blocks, the bottom end is bulletproof!! And
we won't even go into the size compensation issue! ;-)
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« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2009, 05:29:42 PM »

Size Matters?  Some women say no.
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« Reply #99 on: October 24, 2009, 05:39:43 PM »

Steve...don't make ..me say...it

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« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2009, 06:49:24 PM »

Weaburn. . .
 
My Ring compressor is bent.  I don't have one to drup the pistons in with.  The only one I have is too small for that now.
 
But I can help you put the rings on and set the crank. . .  I need some STP for assembly.
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« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2009, 12:25:54 PM »

I always use tranny fluid for assembly.......just sayin you use what ya want Blossman, like you'd change on my say so!!!!
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« Reply #102 on: October 26, 2009, 12:43:08 PM »

STP is thicker and more slippery.  It doesn't drain out of bearings and through rings like ATF will.  ATF is to viscous to do any good.  STP is very similar to assembly lube, without the color. POLARACO2009-10-26 18:46:06
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« Reply #103 on: October 26, 2009, 03:51:49 PM »

No no no...... when building engines it's ATF for honing the cylinders, STP mixed 50/50 with your engine oil for assembly of pistons (or just the oil is fine) and special assembly lube for the camshaft to lifter areas, unless the cam comes with a paste lube....then use that. I mix oil with the assembly lube (Michigan 77 or equivalent) for the bearings and crankshaft journals. Packing an oil pump with Vaseline isn't really necessary on a Mopar, just  oil is fine. And white lube on the rocker shafts was the norm but doesn't melt into the oiling system as well as pure assembly lube does. But some people feel it holds up for break-in longer because it doesn't melt away....any one else have an opinion on this?

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« Reply #104 on: October 26, 2009, 04:01:35 PM »

 Your right Bobby!!! I was thinking of honing not assembly!!!! Had a lot on my mind as of late,just had a brain fart!!!!
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