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Old 08-20-2008, 05:44 PM
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A couple new engine bay pics & 2 vids

I am just about finished buttoning up the suspension. Installed the shock tower brace. I am ready to put the fenders (permanently), fiberglass fascia, and hood back on within the next day or two.

I want the hood on before I decide on the air cleaner housing (to see how much clearance there is) If I use the cobra oval, I have to raise the carb 1" to clear them MSD dizzy.





And a couple videos

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Letting my daughter rev up the engine
That was a little scary so I cut the video short and got her out of the car

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Nice job!
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:39 PM
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Thanks,

unfortunately, we have some major engine issues (balance or clearances) in the bottom end, of the 428

It all gets hauled out again Monday or tuesday.

The good thing, is it gets treated to a rebuild, edelbrock aluminum heads, new manifold, windage tray and new cam.

The bad news is that it's eating up the painting budget completely
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Man I feel you pain. I had been chasing a cooling issue all summer. I decided the engine had to come out for a rebuild anyway so I pulled it, had it tanked (thinking a plugged block was causing the overheating issue) and rebuilding it would take care of the problem.

Long story short that didn't fix it. Figured out last week it was a defective (new) water pump. It had the wrong impeller. All better now.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:39 AM
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Very sweet I bet its a real bear to get to the spark plugs.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:45 PM
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Spark plugs are a challenge. Better with the tri-y headers.
I've had 6 plugs on and off already.

A trick I learned with my 340 plymouth (it had two bastard plugs)

I got a spark plug socket with a 5/8 hex head cast on the end (usually they are 3/4") then ground the body of the socket down so it was a little shorter. I just used the socket and a combination wrench to get it off.
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