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Gregski 10-04-2016 05:40 PM

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this time I just got the Fel-Pro head gaskets, this is the passenger side old and new compared

Gregski 10-04-2016 05:42 PM

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I'm just reusing the old head bolts these aint no turkey to yield ones I don't think, I just lubed them up with the white thread stuff and called it good

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:26 AM

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so popped on the passenger side head and torqued her down to 65 foot pounds in three go arounds 30 - 45 - 65

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:27 AM

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driver side headbolts

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:29 AM

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driver side head gasket, these go on dry

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:30 AM

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went to torque down the driver side cylinder head and encounter a bit of a set back...

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:32 AM

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My trusy Craftsman torque wrench decided to give up the ghost after 20 years

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:34 AM

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so I went to Sears I mean its a Craftsman they should replace it right? Wrong, they only replace torque wrenches for 1 year and if you have the receipt, now I sure hope the new one I bought for $75 bucks from them don't break in the first year, but it is made in China so you never know

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:38 AM

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so this is how I adjust the valves, I like this method because you do half than you rotate the engine once and do the other half

so put the #1 cylinder at top dead center and do the following valves

notice you are not touching #6 at all

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:41 AM

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then you spin the engine once to #6 top dead center and you do the remaining valves (the blue side of the white board)

you do not touch #1 this time

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:45 AM

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the intake manifold was up next, I honestly dread this part as I hate gooping the China Walls and making sure I lower the intake manifold properly aligned on to all that mess

so here I spray one side of the gasket with adhesive and let it set for a bit

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:47 AM

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hey remember these? I never finished building up the flanges on the driver header, so here we go

got too dark outside to take a pic of the finished product

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:48 AM

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Ah yes, the Troublesome Twins

it ain't pretty but it just might could work

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:50 AM

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slipping the new Mr. Gasket crush gasket on the passenger side

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:51 AM

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slipping the crush Mr. Gasket gasket on the driver side

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:53 AM

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this time I set the engine on top dead center for #1 as I was assembling it that made dropping in the dizzy that much easier

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:54 AM

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carb goes back on along with the radiator and water pump hoses

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:55 AM

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fluids going in - you know that's a good sign

Gregski 10-05-2016 02:57 AM

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AND ALL BACK TOGETHER IN 72 HOURS!!!

but didn't get to start it cause I finished after 11:00 PM and it would have been way too loud!!!

RDrancher 10-05-2016 08:27 AM

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Nice job!

Craftsman isn't what it used to be...or maybe it is. I had a Craftsman electric impact that did it's job for a bunch of years. The ring that holds sockets on was always kind of a pita though and would stick one on or spit one off at random. When I was checking out junk at HF one day, I took a look at their impact and doggone it...except for the color it's exactly the same unit. So when the Craftsman crapped out, guess which one I bought?

daddyjeep 10-05-2016 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7733603)
so I went to Sears I mean its a Craftsman they should replace it right? Wrong, they only replace torque wrenches for 1 year and if you have the receipt, now I sure hope the new one I bought for $75 bucks from them don't break in the first year, but it is made in China so you never know

I went into my local Sears last week for a socket and they had that exact torque wrench on sale for $39. Of course i brought it home with me. The plastic collar that adjusts the weight on my old Craftsman broke after about 15 years.

Gregski 10-05-2016 09:09 AM

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Nice job!

Craftsman isn't what it used to be...

You can say that again, the plastic handle on the new one feels like it will shatter at any time. I swore I would not buy Craftsman any more but I really had no place to turn but Sears, maybe Lowes I guess, but aint they all Chinese.

Gregski 10-05-2016 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by daddyjeep (Post 7733700)
I went into my local Sears last week for a socket and they had that exact torque wrench on sale for $39. Of course i brought it home with me. The plastic collar that adjusts the weight on my old Craftsman broke after about 15 years.

I think you bought its little brother they make a smaller one that looks just like it.

daddyjeep 10-05-2016 12:13 PM

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I think you bought its little brother they make a smaller one that looks just like it.

Nope, they had the smaller one for $29. They had a big "store redesign" sale or something going on. The store was a mess.

68Timber 10-05-2016 01:03 PM

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I have that same 20 year old craftsman, mine gave up the ghost a year or two ago. A friend fixed the ratchet but instead of spending the money to get it recalibrated I use it as a breaker bar now.

Nice work as usual, hope this fixed the problem and gets Rusty on the dyno. Did you cut the header flange on the driver's side?


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