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Old 04-01-2021, 10:58 PM   #51
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Re: My 58 Brookwood

The problem was that even with 7.4 pushrods and the rockers adjusted all the way up. The valve train was just way to tight.
my Solution is to make 1/8" spacers to place under the pedestals.
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:50 PM   #52
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We put on the new water pump and the throttle body today
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:08 PM   #53
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we spent all day making these spacers to try to salvage the rockers, but it looks as if they wonít work!
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:11 AM   #54
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This is the LS3 all buttoned up
Can anyone tell me if the steam tubes have to be in front? Iíve converted them to 4AN.
This is a real 6.2, just over 500hp!
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:46 AM   #55
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Very cool looking valve covers.
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:18 AM   #56
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:43 PM   #57
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Finally received the correct belt today and installed it
Bolted the fuel rails down
Took out the radiator and prepped the 250 to pull
Did a 1/8 NPT tap for an elbow to route the steam tubes to
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:03 AM   #58
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This is a sweet build and that is an awesome engine! What did you finally figure out on your valve train issue?
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:05 AM   #59
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Went back to stock rockers I will do rollers later
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:26 PM   #60
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Pulled the old 250/3 speed out. Making way for the LS3!
Empty engine bay. I will be converting from manual steering to a CCP Power gearbox. I will also be converting to dual reservoir power disk up front
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:14 PM   #61
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Re: My 58 Brookwood

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Very cool looking valve covers.
Agreed! Where did you get those? Most of the "pretty" valve covers seem to omit the oil fill cap, and that's not good for routine maintenance.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:48 PM   #62
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Watching carefully! I have a 59 brookwood that burns as much oil as it leaks. Planning a 5.3 so Iím excited to see how your project goes. Love those old wagons! Keep the updates coming and thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:54 PM   #63
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72gmguy-love these old wagons!
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:01 PM   #64
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the pitman arm
After removing the old manual steering box
The manual box
The new power steering box, some trimming will have to be done on the sheetmetal
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:37 PM   #65
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Hereís engine bay before we started
Here it is minus the battery tray, motor Mount pedestals, and clutch linkage
Tomorrow weíll work on getting the pedal assy and steering column out
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Radiator surround is back where it should be
sheetmetal trimmed for the power steering box
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so today JP took out the front seat
He also got the pedal assembly about 95% removed. Tomorrow heíll finish that, remove the steering column, and the gas pedal.
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:34 PM   #68
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Today we got the steering column out
The master cylinder came off
And the Brake/clutch pedal assembly came out
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We cut the bump for the master and steering column. Removed all the Wiring in the engine bay, and removed any clutch/throttle linkage.
This is the steering column I bought for it.
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:58 PM   #70
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We welded in that firewall patch to smooth it out.
Then we modified an S10 brake pedal assembly to work
We wound up using part of the 58's pedal assembly to get it to be bolt-on.
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It's making progress!
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The Brake pedal and booster are in. We may need to go With a smaller diameter booster because it contacts the hood hinge.
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The patch is all cleaned up. The brakes and steering column have been mocked up and modified. Pics tomorrow
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We got the steering column in today
Cutting out the lower column bracket
Tacking the bracket
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