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post #181 of 189 (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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post #182 of 189 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #183 of 189 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 11:26 PM
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$100 sounds cheap!

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post #184 of 189 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 11:30 PM
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Yep. Nice score.

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post #185 of 189 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 01:47 AM
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Looking good

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post #186 of 189 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 08:06 AM
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Looking good Allen, you did very well on the A/C unit
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post #187 of 189 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #188 of 189 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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What is this, which chemical doesn't match?

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post #189 of 189 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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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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