Month: April 2021

After 2md, Close Inspection

As We Say In The Nuclear Industry, “What Is The Root Cause?” I took a good look at the rod bearings and #5 does have slight indication of abnormal wear on one edge. A second problem with the same rod, the rod will not slip back and forth on the piston pin, although the piston […]
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The Engine Is Out!

Good News And A Mystery? Outlaw called while I was watching the Talladega 500, and asked if I wanted to take the engine out today? Outlaw showed up about 20 min. later and in just over 2 hours, the engine was out, apart, and we had inspected all the bearings. They were all good!  We looked […]
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Weighing My (cheap) Options

On My Retirement Budget Nothing can be decided until the engine is out and the rods and pistons are out. I have to inspect the pistons for damage and the crank for damage. The crank and rods must be sent out for inspection and reconditioning. I have been looking at a new short-block, but I […]
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Not What I Wanted To Hear

Heads Inspected I took my heads to Womack’s Block & Head Shop today along with my Head Gaskets. The head gaskets showed a leak from #5 too #7. The left side head showed marks that indicated piston to head contact in #3 and #5. There may be rod bearing damage. We will know more later […]
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Decisions, Decisions…

I Want Some “Big Boy Toys” I did the 2nd Leak Down Test, the results were not that much better. After squirting the 30W oil in, the percentage came up too 60%. Still very much out of the good zone. I will take the engine out and see what is going on with #5 cylinder. […]
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We Were Not Ready – Engine Problems

Number 5 Cylinder Problems I did the Leak Down Test and Compression Check and the results indicated a problem with #5 cylinder. The compression ck. indicated that cylinder had the lowest pressure on that bank, about 12% lower than the others on that side. Not really a problem. The leak down test was a different […]
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We Were Ready, But Weather Closed Track

We Gave It A Try! Overnight deliveries, staying up until late at night and fighting off little things that popped up, but we were close. The bad weather forecast prompted SCR to close the track for the whole weekend anyway, so we did not miss anything.   Once the hose was installed, I checked for leaks […]
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Hose Is Cut, Fittings Installed

Pump is Installed The Fuel Pump is installed, ran new wiring from the relay to the pump and a new ground wire. I put a new AN-10, 45 degree fitting on the end that connects to the regulator and a 90 degree fitting at the pump end of the hose. I had to put in […]
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The Fuel Pump Is Here!

Easter Blessing! FEDEX delivered the fuel pump today, Easter Sunday! MagnaFuel also sent the reconditioned regulator back. Now I have everything I need to finish the job. What an Easter Blessing, Thank God, MagnaFuel & FEDEX! April 4, 2021
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The Saga of the Fuel Line Hose

I made up the two fuel lines going from the regulator up too the carburetor. They were not easy. The thin tape did not work. I decided to cut the nylon braided from the first 1/2″ of the hose, after putting a wrap of 1.5″ black tape tape around the hose. I put the fitting […]
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