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09-24-2011, 08:27 PM
After a complete underhood restoration including engine rebuild.....

here it is!


09-24-2011, 08:30 PM
:yesnod: :banana: :driving:
Looking good!

09-24-2011, 08:31 PM
Yippee! :thumbsup:

09-25-2011, 03:54 PM

09-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Boy, just like new, grats.

09-27-2011, 12:12 PM
Thanks guys! I spent every spare second of my life on it for 2 months getting it to this point. It's nice to see it come together and run.

That engine is basically brand new. bored, honed, decked, allign-bored, hot tanked, magnafluxed, shot-peened, balanced, etc. The head also got decked and now has hardened valve seats on the exhaust valves.

The compression was bumped up 1 point and the cam was reprofiled for better performance. It was also bored 30 over. It's a racecar!

new oil pump
new lifters
new pistons
reconditioned connecting rods
new bearings / rings
20 under crank

I assembled the engine myself with almost all new parts.... drumroll.... on the kitchen counter!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

09-27-2011, 01:17 PM
Nicely done!!!

09-29-2011, 12:03 PM
Peter C and his wife stopped over last night and we took the car for a drive. It's got his seal of approval!

Thank you Peter! Tami took the car to work today, says it is running awsome and feels peppier than before. I learned a ton of new stuff from you, as I do every time we talk. I really appreciate it!