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post #181 of 217 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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After a bit of scare on the engine when trying to turn it over to install the converter/flex plate bolts. I couldn't turn the engine, it just wouldn't budge. Well, long story short, I pulled the pan and found that I had put the #5 rod cap on backwards (chamfer facing the piston beside it) and it would not turn. Removed the cap and turned it around and now I can turn it over. I adjusted the valves and installed the dual exhaust to the mufflers (waiting on the a few parts for the resonators back that finally just shipped).

I'm getting anxious about firing this jewel up. I have meetings in Montgomery tomorrow, so won't get anything done and next week looks like a heavy workload. I guess that leaves this weekend...hmmm.

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Stuck the old gas tank in today. Also replaced a bad motor mount on the drivers side (came apart during engine installation). Put heater hoses on. Put radiator in. Put valve covers on. Transmission lines installed (old ones but will get new ones before road ready). Old speedo cable in but will probably replace it also. I found an original a/c and compressor locally on craigslist... got the 2 pieces for a Benjamin. A/C in the future...hmmm (car did not have a/c originally).

Man, I'm itching...

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$100 sounds cheap!

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Yep. Nice score.

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Looking good

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Looking good Allen, you did very well on the A/C unit
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Thanks Things are getting serious now. I think I have all my liquids. Put on hose clamps (radiator hoses, heater hoses, gas hoses) this afternoon (had to go make some money this morning). Picked up new universal joints for the drive shaft so I can install it. I have to get my wiring sorted out before attempting to break in this engine. Maybe I can get it done tomorrow afternoon...

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What is this, which chemical doesn't match?

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What is this, which chemical doesn't match?
TBH, the only one I'm worried about at the moment is the one sitting on the far left in the picture!

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post #190 of 217 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Universal joints were the wrong size. I did prime the oil pump, just to make sure I can when the time comes. Also have put about 4 quarts of transmission fluid in. It's above full on the stick but I know it takes about 9 quarts to fill it. Guess that's one more thing to have to monitor during the start-up.

I'll get the correct u-joints and maybe be able to break-in the engine this coming weekend. Don't think my workload will allow me to this week.

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post #191 of 217 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Why is it so hard to find the correct universal joint for the rear on this driveshaft? I put the old one back in, seems to be ok (2 different sources gave me the wrong one).

Anyway, driveshaft is in (caught a bit of a break this afternoon on the workload).

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Allen,

Wondering about your driveshaft paint markings. How did you decide on where to locate and also colors used. I've seen some with the part number stenciled in yellow. Did you do that also?

Curious as I plan on doing paint markings to my driveshaft but unsure of what would have been correct etc.

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Allen,

Wondering about your driveshaft paint markings. How did you decide on where to locate and also colors used. I've seen some with the part number stenciled in yellow. Did you do that also?

Curious as I plan on doing paint markings to my driveshaft but unsure of what would have been correct etc.

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John, you caught me. The stenciling is 19078-4W and I left it unpainted (it is in yellow though). The big blue dot at the transmission end was easy to make out. The yellow strip I feel confident in, but the green stripe I'm just not sure of. There was definitely a stripe there but the only color I could find in my research was green there. So if your looking for 100% correct, this may not be it.

Also, I laid the driveshaft beside a 2 x 4 and copied the marking over to it to know where the stripes went.

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Sitting in the breakfast room looking out the windows into the back yard and sipping on a cup of coffee. There's a hint of anxiety encompassing me as I contemplate what the day holds. I have walked many a mile and worked diligently to get to this bridge. The reality of crossing it is now at hand. I think I have everything ready. All fluids are in and all I have to do is put gas in the carburetor, re-prime the oil at 1/4 turn intervals, drop in the distributor, set timing and see if she will fire. I will either be ecstatic or heart-broken. This is the biggest milestone to date to getting this car back on the road...

To be continued.

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She cranked and ran for a little bit, but the carburetor started overflowing fuel. I had to shut her down and soak up the fuel with some absorbent towels. Video to follow and I'll be checking the carburetor...

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