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Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by MScruiser, Sep 27, 2016.
What was the cost of the 2 part seam sealer? I am guessing it requires a special gun?
$35 a tube.
Yes, it does require a special gun too. That was $35 as well on Amazon.
As you may have remembered, after I got the 40 put together and back on the road, I immediately noticed some burning coolant. After driving a bit more, I started to notice what I believed to be a knock. After letting @dnp and @offr0adlim0 drive it too, they agreed it sounded like a knock.
So, out came the engine. I drove it over to Jackson Cylinder Head and got them to do a full redo. Cylinders redone, new rings, new rod bearings, new cam, turned crankshaft, new crankshaft bearings, new oil pump, fluxed head and block, new freeze plugs, decked block and head, new valves, new valve bushings, and a few other little odds and ends.
Got a call today. It's ready for pick up. Woohoo!
That's some serious engine porn!
This thread is just awesome! Thanks for sharing so many details. Starting on a 78 soon, so I will be back to check some of these post.
Very nice. Why not have the block decked prior to rebuild? I like the block drain.
The block was in-spec and did not need it.
Got the engine back from the machine shop. It's slowly coming back together now.
hey, what paint did you use on this?
No paint. Used plastic polish and a buffing wheel.
Hey man... I can't get enough of your build!
Question for you... did you replace the check valve (filter behind filler neck) with a simple 1 way fuel filter?
I did. Not necessarily right, but that's what I did.
Everything is back together.
Once I fill up with fuilds, install distributor, and adjust valves, it ought to be ready to start.
Its almost like I have a part-time job...liking each picture in this thread and then (almost in a panic) jumping to the MS thread and liking the same pics.
Will this be driving by Christmas?
Mad props to you, Garth.
That is the hope; hopefully will get it fired up this weekend. No idea if I can make it happen though.