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post #212 of 224 (permalink) Old 05-09-2017, 09:48 PM
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Not gonna argue, but a GT Fastback can't be beat!
huh, sounds kinda like you just did...

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Water in Oil - Not What I Wanted to Post!

Things took a turn for the worse...will update when the decision is made on an engine...

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Allen, you still looking for an engine? Send me an email at Carnut2@sw.rr.com
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I have now found another date coded correct block and I want to give a shout out to Z-Ray for his help in finding it (by the way, Z-Ray makes cross members, if you need one, hit him up).

The block is already bored .030 and is ready to go. I will have to buy new pistons and rings. Will get new bearings and new gaskets and try this again. I should be a bit better at it this time and I look forward to building this engine.

The build continues...

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I got the block in today. A minor issue at the rear of the block that hopefully won't affect the rear seal. It's very obvious that this is fresh damage.

Hopefully, (freight companies excluded), all will go well from here. My pistons came in today as well, so I think I have everything to proceed.

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That doesn't look good, doesn't look like a 2 piece seal will fit. Maybe using a rope seal would fit.

If you push that piece back it will most likely break off. Maybe it's time to have it machined for one piece seal?

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And what come have been is no more. You can see in the picture how #6 very simply failed.

Time to start on the "new" block!

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I would say that is pretty good evidence. The question still remains...why?

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I would say that is pretty good evidence. The question still remains...why?
First, I meant to say "And what could have been is no more.

I'm open to learn what happened. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions, wild guesses or lies will be listened to at this point. I offer up the photo so that it is probably more easily seen as to why the cylinder leaked. I think the question is how did it get this way. The cylinder absolutely did not look like that when brought to my shop from the machine shop. I just feel certain of that as me and an employee who likes to "tinker" with engines checked it out separately when I brought it back. I will say that the engine just sat for 6-8 months (would have to go back through my thread to be exact with the time). During this time though, it didn't have any water in it. It almost look like a ring made an indention to me but of course it shouldn't have.

Any thoughts on the picture? (It can be magnified to see it better.)

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There are certainly better experts than I here on this subject, but that looks like it was present prior to the first hit.

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That almost looks like a ring rusted into the bore over long period of time prior to the rebuild.

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No work to do on the engine until the block goes off to the machine shop. Doing a little work on the exhaust. I think it all looks correct. Not sure on the hangers for the tips, that's not a tight fit, so I think it could come loose. Will have to research to find out.

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Put the valance on the car to see what adjustments will be needed on the exhaust...well, this may be the 1st thing on the car that doesn't need adjustment!! The valance is not attached at the bottom so it will "swing" up some.

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