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Dan Cluley

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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2011, 09:36:58 PM »

I was told that the motor had been rebuilt, but who knows what was actually done, or when?
 
Today was kind of a wash,  The new heads are a few years newer than the old ones, and have the little smog ports under the exhaust outlets.  I figured since they were already plugged, that I was good to go.  Nope, turns out there is a small spot that has to be ground down or the driver's side manifold doesn't sit right.
 
Took two trips to the hardware for grinding bits, but it should be ready to go on tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2011, 07:21:26 AM »

At least you caught it before you installed and ran the engine with a giant exhaust leak.
 
Quality proven internal parts material is important. I imagine the heads were done with some kind of cheap valves.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011, 08:49:28 PM »

I'm so close I can taste it.  (and it's mostly rust flake flavored, gotta keep my mouth closed when working underneath. )
 
At this point every thing is back together except the alternator (the bolt that goes through the adjuster slot snapped off) and 2 spark plugs.  (the local supermarket doesn't carry that size, and NAPA isn't open at 9pm)
 
I won't have much time tomorrow, but I'm going to try to fire it up even if the alt isn't ready to go back in.
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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2011, 09:24:33 PM »

I hate it when alternator bolts break.
 
Best of luck firing her up.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2011, 12:49:55 AM »

It's running.    Still no alternator, and it's got a heck of an exhaust leak where the pipe bolts to the pass side manifold, but I ran it 3-4 miles this evening and it is much, much smoother.  Was getting a funky reading from the timing light, so just set it by ear for now.  21 inches of vacuum at idle.   Might be burning a little oil on the drivers side, or just might be crud in the system.  Once I get everything else sorted out, going to run some seafoam through it.
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 07:47:14 AM »

Either that or Engine Restore. Had good luck with that stuff. Glad to hear she is running better.
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2012, 08:45:15 PM »


Quote from: furyman67
I would install a new oil pump, to be on the safe side, metal from the cam has to go somewhere.


Tom



I am poor at installing oil pump, can you tell me how to operatie.

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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2012, 06:20:39 PM »



I've put 15,000 miles on the car since changing the heads, and everything seems to be working well.  :)
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2012, 07:19:02 PM »

Wow, that's pretty good for one year. Glad everything works well.
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 05:36:51 AM »

Hey Dan   I see you around from time to time
 
Good to hear
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