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914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/23/23 5:13 p.m.

After 45 years it would take too long to train another .....

tester (Forum Supporter)
tester (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
7/23/23 5:29 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Big block it is! Yes ma'am!! 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/23/23 6:33 p.m.
914Driver said:

After 45 years it would take too long to train another .....

That's what she said!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/24/23 4:25 p.m.

Mr. Mod:  can you move this to the Build area please?  The thick just plottened.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/24/23 4:45 p.m.

Im really hoping for a 392 hemi.

Ill allow a 455 olds, 500 caddy, or other less common mountain motor. 

 

However,  i really and truly hope the original engine can be saved. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/24/23 5:02 p.m.

Looks like it may ....

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/25/23 9:37 a.m.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/25/23 9:44 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Yeah......

I don't think it's supposed to be like that.  Did that fastener fail or is the hole stripped out?  just not torqued enough?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/25/23 11:05 a.m.

Everything looks good except for that spot, but no obvious anomalies in the gasket like other material type gaskets.  I don't know how these things are numbered, so it's between 1&3 or 2&4 where the leak is.  I'm still worried.  When removing the bolt where the leak is, coolant poured out of the hole.  There are no coolant passages in the head, all of the intake & exhaust ports are up top, so coolant in the manifold makes me thing "cracked block".  =~ (

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/25/23 11:17 a.m.

But does the engine rotate now?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/29/23 10:34 a.m.

Follow up:

Engine's been drowning in Marvel Mystery for months now, I wanted to try everything short of physical force.  PB Blaster, Aero Kroil etc. didn't touch it.  OK, cure it or kill it, so I made a 50-50 of diesel fuel and acetone.  NFG.  On to physics.

 

The bore is 3.5" so I turned a 4 X 4 post down to 3.25" and squared off the ends to be perpendicular.  My hope is for load to be applied evenly to the piston and lessen the opportunity of poking a hole.  Find a piston in mid-stroke, the connecting rod will be closer to 90* with the crank and deliver force via better leverage.  I covered the top of the pistons with 1/4" of 90w oil and also rubbed down the exposed walls.

The head bolts are 7/16-14 so I got some threaded rod then poked holes in some angle iron and applied even pressure.  I also placed a Last Word near so I could witness any movement.

WE HAVE MOVEMENT !!!!

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
7/29/23 11:04 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

yes yes yes yes

L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Dork
7/29/23 11:04 a.m.

Is that forged pine or cast oak?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
7/29/23 12:28 p.m.

Fantastic 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/29/23 2:47 p.m.

In reply to L5wolvesf :

It's pressure treated 4 X 4 that was once a Halloween decoration.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/30/23 8:36 a.m.

Cylinders 2 & 4 had heavy rust stuck at the bottom of the hole where the piston rested.  I used a whip to clean it up.  (A whip is a 1/4" rod with a slot in the end.  Put every in the slot and whirl it with a 100k air motor).

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/31/23 8:17 a.m.

I can move thing with the mechanical advantage of threaded rod, but still can't budge it with a breaker bar.  Something below all welded up?  Lets find out, time to pull it and take a look.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/31/23 8:35 a.m.

Brilliant. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/1/23 1:20 p.m.

Today is the first time I've seen this car in sunlight, you may recall it was delivered during a thunderstorm.   Decided to pull the engine, so I had to turn it around in the garage with the help of a friend.  This will be the last here, once I get the build going I may start one in Builds.  With coolant filling the exhaust ports, my hopes are not high for this 322 block.  =~ (

Pretty car though .....

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/1/23 1:33 p.m.

Please do a build thread. I want to read it. 

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/23 6:06 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Oh my

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/3/23 7:16 a.m.

TIL that no matter what color  car you buy, you get tomatoey red-orange wheels.  Soon to be Wineberry.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/23 9:17 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Don't let the purists at the Cadillac LaSalle Club find out. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/3/23 6:30 p.m.

A 325ci Chevy is ALMOST 322ci.

And a Gen III/IV is technically not a "small block Chevy".  Technically correct is the best kind of correct!

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/5/23 7:29 a.m.

Stampie,  - my skin is thick enough, I drive a 914.

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