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11-11-2014 10:32 PM About to blow my top
Wait I did, blown head gasket.
Number one and four burnt through the top into the lifter valley.
No wonder the car nosed over at half track.
Back at the beginning, I torqued the heads, came back the next morning and checked them.
Don't recall any that had relaxed, thats some thing I'd make note of.
I asked in two diff. places about re-torque, told it wasn't necessary.
Now I see in the fine print edlebrock assembly tips, torque,
then after first heat cool cycle, re-torque.
That doesn't sound like a tip- should have been a bold print FINAL STEP!
The fun is leaking out, will take this up again when I'm energized.


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10-28-2014 12:26 AM looks different
rain held off today
tappets/push rods/rockers/lash adjust.
Had to mount new intake/got gaskets and carb
looks different
rain tomarrow
Go Rangers-- kicked butt tonight__
San Jojse last night.


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10-25-2014 04:45 PM cancel the red flag
called edlebrock, they use vi-ton stem seals, no sweat there.
forgot to re-torque intake manifold, oil's being sucked in from lifter valley.
checked torque on head bolts-OK
R&R cams- isky cam looks like new
E303 back in, straight up.
waiting on gasket set


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10-24-2014 02:59 AM trouble in river city
Pulled intake/rockers ect. Going to change cam.
Intake #1 cyl. oily mess, and a couple on the other side
not as bad. Me suspects Edlebrock valve guide seals failing.
WOOFDA


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10-21-2014 03:38 PM bottoms buttoned up
got the trany/drive shaft ect. back in.
block engine up, pull water pump- distributor - alternator ect.
ready to change cam and intake-- huge rain storm coming
I'll be tending the wood stove for a couple days.

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