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04-08-2014 07:20 PM work work
it appears the only gasket I forgot so far was the oil pan
yesterday got that and a water pump, slapped a little paint on.
this morning the push rods showed up.
install same with rockers also harmonic balancer.
When it came time to get the balancer on I realized no timing pointer.
$50 bucks and two hours time I'll never get back.
Need to get the oil pan on and prime the system.
Time to figure out the distributor and static timing.

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04-06-2014 06:53 PM stuck on some more stuff
great way to spend a sunday after noon

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04-04-2014 07:19 PM Did clay the valves
Got way over .100 on both valves and .050 squish.

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04-04-2014 07:11 PM I'm getting too old for this
So 3-4 weeks ago I pulled the spring out of one of the roller tappets
and plugged some washers in. Solid lifter. I had it in my hand along with
the adjustable push rod I bought. I put them in a special place.
Today that special place got misplaced. Spent an hour turning over
every rock in the yard. OOOFFFDA
Alls well now, sure they were in the last place I looked, cause I quit looking
when they turned up.
New trickflow push rods on the way.
Friday night hockey/beerisky time.
Tomorrow lifters and heads.

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03-30-2014 10:52 PM Back on track
Life happens while you're busy making plans.
Wednesday I called Summit and got the cam return paper work straightened out.
Told my buddy it should arive next week.
Friday morning it was here. Friday after noon it was in.
Today put in crank and pistons/rods.
Got stuck on rod bolt torque.
Got stuck on this infernal computer,
over an hour, looking up torque specs. The ARP rod bolts came
installed on rods so no instructions. Scatt probably figures a machinist will
do the work and has the specs-I guess.
Thanks to "enginezar" for the PDF by ARP. I couldn't find it!
I had already torqued them to 45 ft#, guestimating from all I read.
Figured if I was wrong, I'm retorquing everything tomorrow morning,
I could call ARP. Funny, when you're retired
Sundays are about the same as any other, cept no one else is in the office.
And thanks to Summit, I'm blown away by the service department.

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