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Old 03-07-2016, 04:14 PM   #2851
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The oil pump and pickup screen is brand new, I replaced it a few months ago when I did the rear main seal and the oil pan gasket.
That's swell !! Your engine loves you
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:32 PM   #2852
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but don't you got one of them BBC, Big Beautiful Chevrolet? lol
yup, a huge heavy gas guzzling 454.................. and loving every second I drive it.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:03 PM   #2853
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Re: Restoring Rusty - Engine Stroll

we finally got a break in the weather and the sun came out, so I decided to take the engine for a walk

I don't get how in our fourth year of a drought here in Norther California it has been raining and I mean poring for the last seven days, (things that make you go hmmmm)
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:07 PM   #2854
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doctor, the patient is prepped and ready for surgery
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:09 PM   #2855
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then it was time to [ahem] MAKE THIS ENGINE GREAT AGAIN !!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:25 PM   #2856
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Do yourself a favor and do NOT break that lower dipstick tube and do not misplace it lol. Be lucky you still have it.
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:26 PM   #2857
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somehow I am always happier behind a wheel, even if it is a 4 inch on an angle grinder, ha ha

I don't know about you, but I can find plenty of things to cut my hands on under the hood, so I decided the engine block wasn't gonna be one of them

time to smooth out that casting crust
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:40 PM   #2858
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I would replace those steel cast plugs with some brass ones while you are at it its cheap and should never leak if installed correctly that's not a fun job with the engine in the truck/car
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:47 PM   #2859
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I would replace those steel cast plugs with some brass ones while you are at it its cheap and should never leak if installed correctly that's not a fun job with the engine in the truck/car
dang it you are right about that, I already replaced two of them with the engine in the truck, luckily they were not the ones hiding behind the motor mounts, but I wasn't smart enuff to go brass, I got the cheap shinny ones from China that the AutoZoner handed to me, lol
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:49 PM   #2860
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the sharp edges around the oil filter housing got some angle grinder love too, there much better
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:51 PM   #2861
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and on to the other side
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:54 PM   #2862
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first we knock off the ugly
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Old 03-07-2016, 10:58 PM   #2863
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and by zi Pompa de Gasolina
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:00 PM   #2864
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and second side done

labor = about 1 hour per side
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:10 PM   #2865
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Always wanted to do the type of smoothing you are doing!
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Old 03-07-2016, 11:19 PM   #2866
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something i plan to do when i start assembling mine...unless i forget
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:57 PM   #2867
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had to go into town fer supplies, yup this is how the magic happens
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:58 PM   #2868
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it was a nice day so I decided to have a little pool party and all the dirty bits were invited
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:04 PM   #2869
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word quickly got out and friends invited their friends, dirty little rascals
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:08 PM   #2870
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and a few more

the harmonic balancer was a dirt magnet for sure, I'm surprised it stayed balanced with that 9 pounds of dirt stuck to it
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:10 PM   #2871
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while those bits were soaking I got started on the engine

got the front side cleaned
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:13 PM   #2872
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Check your harmonic balancer for cracks in the rubber as it may need replacing and now is a perfect time to invest in that.

Oh and your missing the lower bolt on the right side of the block at the front to secure the fuel push rod. This area WILL seep and leak oil if you do not put the bolt back in.

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Old 03-08-2016, 10:01 PM   #2873
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Check your harmonic balancer for cracks in the rubber as it may need replacing and now is a perfect time to invest in that.

Oh and your missing the lower bolt on the right side of the block at the front to secure the fuel push rod. This area WILL seep and leak oil if you do not put the bolt back in.
thanks I will and up until recently I didn't even realize there was rubber in the balancer

the bolt was removed during disassembly in order to slide that rod out allowing the cam to be removed
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:36 PM   #2874
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Every time I try to get out - they pull me back in!

as I was spinning the engine block on that engine stand, I realized that it was sliding out of the rotating thingmajig, so I decided to use a C clamp from time to time to pull it back in, you know to prevent getting dead

so if you gots a similar stand, be careful you hear, engine blocks are expensive!
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:40 PM   #2875
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time to do the passenger side set of cylinder banks 2-4-6-8 who do we appreciate?

I covered the other end with a rag, and kept the cylinders slightly pointed down, so when I shot brake cleaner in there to rinse them out, the debris would flow down hill and out the cylinder, seemed to work
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