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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 21, 2009, 06:59:08 PM »

UNRELATED UPDATE!!!!

This morning I finally had the time to install the new fuel tank.

WOO HOO!

I was able to take it out for a nice, regrettably brief cruise to put some ethel in the tank. The change from 2.76 to 3.23 gears was a definite improvement. You guys were right, this car has some nice acceleration! Of course, now I'm thinking "Hmmmmnnn. Maybe a 3.90 ratio would be pretty cool".

Dear God, I'm out of freakin' control.

I noticed a fairly significant leak from the steering box at the top hose fitting. In my FSM it shows 3 O-rings that are probably to blame for the leak. I haven't removed them yet, but are they hard to find or are they a auto parts store item?

Still haven't decided whether it's worth all the work to pull the motor
for detailing when I'm a long ways away from bodywork and a paint job.

Anyway, just keeping you guys updated on my progress.

Uncle Hulka2009-03-21 23:00:47

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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:01:25 PM »
Stitcherbob, no way in hell I'm going to use a 3-legger with any V-8...ESPECIALLY a Big-Block. Advice appreciated nonetheless.

BTW, I am guessing a 440 weighs around 800lbs. Am I way off?

BTW, you can come too!


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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:11:52 PM »
All good suggestion, guys. Luckily, I have a friend with a leveler and an engine stand. I am going to buy a good strong one anyway. I'll still borrow his stand and I'll use mine for the engine and his for the trans. Pretty clever, eh?

Yes, I had planned on draining all the fluids especially the trans. I'll save the trans fluid, since it only had about 5 minutes of use since I changed it a couple months ago. The engine oil has about 30 minutes run time on it, but I'll probably start with fresh oil for the coming season.

Polaraco, you and I can drink Diet Coke (or your preferred brand) 'til the cows come home. No problemas, senior. The offer for a visit stands. I think you would enjoy yourself.

Uncle Hulka





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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 19, 2009, 08:46:25 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Unca
 

Unbelievably generous offer, my friend. Amazing. I think I can do it with the help of a friend or two here.

HOWEVER, you are more than welcome to come up and drink some beer while we do it. Let me know if you're interested and I'll coordinate with you.


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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 19, 2009, 08:40:41 AM »
Me thinks that's the direction I'll go in....IF I decide to pull it.

The problem for me will be that once the engine and compartment look good, everything else will look worse! It's an inverse ratio; Right now everything has aged at the same rate. When something is restored or replaced, everything else in the immediate area now looks old and crappy!

I know I'll have to do the engine and compartment at some point. However, once I do it, then I won't be satisfied until everything else has the same 'New' look.

Screw it, I'll pull it and just deal with the consequences.



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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 19, 2009, 03:22:19 AM »
Just so I'm clear, if I want to pull the engine and trans together, I HAVE to remove the radiator support or is that optional?


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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:35:40 PM »
Well, since I've never undone a K member before.....and I would have to rig up some sort of a cradle to put under the engine.....it might be easier to take it out the conventional way. But with a lift, I can put the car up, undo all the underside connections and bolts and trans crossmember (thanks Krautmaster), lower the car and use the hoist to get it out that way.

Or is the other way better...?

Hmmmmnnnn...


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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 18, 2009, 02:42:54 PM »

Quote from: krautmaster
I would unbolt and remove the entire radiator support. (It is pretty easy to to do, only about eight bolts, then you don't have to lift the engine and trans up very high - you can even leave the hood on. Just remember to remove the transmission mount cross beam.

The radiator support unbolts without having to remove the fenders? Hmmmmmnnn.......


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Tech- - Engine / What's the best way to pull an engine?
« on: March 18, 2009, 01:19:44 PM »
Hi Everyone!
I'm considering pulling the 440 out of the '68 Sport Fury. This will allow me to not only degrease and properly paint the engine, but also to detail the engine compartment. My question is this:

What is the best way pull the engine? I've pulled the engine/trans assembly out of GM vehicles by removing the hood and radiator and using a engine hoist with a crank leveler. BUT I now have access to a lift and I'm thinking it might be easier to unbolt the K member (and everything else required) and lift the body up and off the the engine/trans assembly.

What do you guys think?

Thanks,
Uncle Hulka
PS - My NEW gas tank arrived yesterday. Looks awesome and I can't wait to install it. I will have then replaced the entire fuel system from tank to carburetor. One more system I shouldn't have to worry about!

Woo Hoo!


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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / 68 Fury Dash Pad and Dash Bezel Questions
« on: March 11, 2009, 03:21:31 AM »

Quote from: Commando1
You're looking at 5-6 hundred from Just Dashes.
And while you're at it, I believe that the windshield  and rear glass have to come out to replace the headliner.
Might as well do that too.
Positively on the 65-67's.  Not sure on the 68's.

Isn't this hobby fun?


This could be the one time it being a convertible saves me money!


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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / 68 Fury Dash Pad and Dash Bezel Questions
« on: March 10, 2009, 05:24:21 PM »

The dash pad can be renewed by Just Dashes.
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What are we looking at pricewise (ballpark) to have my dash recovered? I ask because in the last 3 weeks I've dropped over $700 and the cash flow is getting thin.


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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / 68 Fury Dash Pad and Dash Bezel Questions
« on: March 10, 2009, 05:17:36 PM »
Remove the windshield???

The pad is that difficult to remove?

I have small friends.......?



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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / 68 Fury Dash Pad and Dash Bezel Questions
« on: March 10, 2009, 04:26:26 PM »
The Dash Pad on my 68 Sport Fury is pretty badly split/cracked. What are my options as far as repairs go?

Also, I would like to restore my dash bezel and repair some cracks in the process. Is this something too difficult for the average person?

Any tips will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks Guys!



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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Changed Differential and now....HELP!
« on: March 08, 2009, 02:36:00 PM »
I did contact him, but by the time he got back to me I had found someone who had them in stock and shipped them that day. I sure do appreciate your recommendation and I'm sorry I couldn't have done business with him, but I was able to get my parts in hand in 48 hours.

I wonder how I'll make out with this tank?


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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Changed Differential and now....HELP!
« on: March 08, 2009, 12:40:36 PM »
UPDATE #2

Went out this morning to clean up the garage after working on the differential last night (also helped a friend replace the lower control arm and rear calipers on his daughter's Volvo). I picked up the original fuel tank from the Sport Fury that has been off in a corner for the last month or so waiting for me to seal it with a liner (Oh, in case you're wondering how I've been able to test the Sport Fury, I was using a temporary fuel cell in my trunk). Anyway, I heard the sound of stuff inside the tank. Well, I'm here to tell you that I must've shaken out well over 3 cups of rust and what appears to be sand or dirt.

There's now way in hell I was going to use this tank.

Well, I took the plunge and bought a new fuel tank from a seller named Tamraz on ebay. I also bought a new fuel filler neck grommet from another seller while I was at it.

I'm excited about having a new tank in the old gal, but for the record, I have the most understanding wife a guy could ask for.

Just keeping you all up to speed as the car get healthier and healthier, while my bank account gets smaller and smaller.

(sigh)



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