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10-19-2014 09:31 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
something on the front of the engine makes this terrible growling noise on occasion, and it doesn't seem to be the water pump, alt, or p/s pump.
I need to learn more about roller cam motors,
( i am way behind, and old school in that dept.)
because i am wondering if the cam is walking into the timing cover.
is that possible? Should this motor have a cam button?
The cam is held in place by a retainer plate.

I would suspect the alt bearings, if the noise is a growl. With the engine running, put a long screw driver to your ear and touch the alt housing. You will hear if there is a rough bearing. You can remove the belt and spin it by hand too, if you don't like having the engine running, but the noise may not be as pronounced.
10-19-2014 08:43 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Should be a factory roller block...no worries about zddp in the oil...
something on the front of the engine makes this terrible growling noise on occasion, and it doesn't seem to be the water pump, alt, or p/s pump.
I need to learn more about roller cam motors,
( i am way behind, and old school in that dept.)
because i am wondering if the cam is walking into the timing cover.
is that possible? Should this motor have a cam button?
10-19-2014 08:30 AM
Trophyman Well, you've got half the battle won with your attitude. I have an old 70 Olds station wagon. I've had offers to buy it but it's a nice driver for me. Got nice paint (nothing special) but I don't get all out of shape if someone gets too close to it. IT'S A DRIVER!!

Your 38 is going to be on hellova nice driver!!
10-19-2014 06:40 AM
matts37chev
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Matt,
Not bad!! You don't have much to do, how does the chassis look? I know you said it had a Morrison under it. How old is the build?

Mine just got painted. Still have to color sand, and re-clear again. Then cut and buff to finish. Moving right along.
Yours is looking great, nice work.^^^

I think my new 38 was originally built about 20 years ago.
Then redone with the Art Morrison chassis about 10 years ago.
(According to the receipts)

It has seen lots of miles since then.
it looks great in pics, and blasting down the road.
but it's pretty rough and worn.
It needs lots of stuff freshened up and some tinkering, but it's a good start.
it's going to be a driver, so I don't mine that it's not super nice.
that way no feelings get hurt when you get a scratch or something happens to it
10-18-2014 07:49 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
looks to be Jan. 07 1988
Should be a factory roller block...no worries about zddp in the oil...

Car looks good in the pics. I would route the heater hoses into a manifold at the firewall to clean that up and provide a seal.
10-18-2014 09:32 AM
Trophyman Matt,
Not bad!! You don't have much to do, how does the chassis look? I know you said it had a Morrison under it. How old is the build?

Mine just got painted. Still have to color sand, and re-clear again. Then cut and buff to finish. Moving right along.
10-17-2014 06:32 PM
matts37chev I finally got around to taking some pics of the 38 as I was poking around trying to figure out what engine it has.
10-17-2014 05:50 PM
matts37chev
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i finally roughly figured out what engine is in my 38

14093638

87-95 350 Car & Truck 2 & 4-bolt Passenger stick 1-piece seal
looks to be Jan. 07 1988
10-17-2014 05:09 PM
matts37chev i finally roughly figured out what engine is in my 38

14093638

87-95 350 Car & Truck 2 & 4-bolt Passenger stick 1-piece seal
10-15-2014 08:19 PM
matts37chev
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Who can tell me about the windshield wiper transmission pieces that go through the body of my 38?
The RH wiper is turning on the inside, but not on the outside of the car.
I believe it has the new port motor on them.
Can I take it apart? I haven't looked too closely at it yet.
anyone have any wiper stories or random info?
10-15-2014 04:57 AM
matts37chev Who can tell me about the windshield wiper transmission pieces that go through the body of my 38?
The RH wiper is turning on the inside, but not on the outside of the car.
I believe it has the new port motor on them.
Can I take it apart? I haven't looked too closely at it yet.
10-09-2014 05:29 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That's good that it's held down for now but the next project is to get it out of the trunk altogether.
Mine is on a battery tray behind the right front tire, in that BIG fender...

Very short cables and no fumes/fire hazard in the trunk. It's very hard to get to if I need to jump it, so I took a 4" piece of 3/4 copper water pipe and smashed one end flat to drill a hole and mount it on the starter lug. It sticks out beyond the exhaust enough to clamp a jumper on...
I don't mind it in the trunk (if it was in a sealed box with a vent to the outside) other than the fact it takes up all the trunk space needed for getting groceries.
I do have other/bigger fish to fry, but will circle back around to redo it at a later date.
Like you said, at least now it's nailed down.
10-08-2014 08:14 PM
Too Many Projects That's good that it's held down for now but the next project is to get it out of the trunk altogether.
Mine is on a battery tray behind the right front tire, in that BIG fender...

Very short cables and no fumes/fire hazard in the trunk. It's very hard to get to if I need to jump it, so I took a 4" piece of 3/4 copper water pipe and smashed one end flat to drill a hole and mount it on the starter lug. It sticks out beyond the exhaust enough to clamp a jumper on...
10-08-2014 07:49 PM
matts37chev so i just had to share the very first project on my 38 in this thread also
10-05-2014 06:54 AM
Too Many Projects
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Title has been switched, it's officially mine !!!
I also had it switched to a better looking 1938 license plate.
That's always a good feeling...

I always transfer the titles to cars right away and before I do anything to them. I see people sit on the titles for an extended time and don't get it. Especially with project cars. The titles sometimes get lost and and the seller says it's not a problem, they will provide a bill-of-sale. MN doesn't recognize a B-I-L as proof of ownership and the title process gets messy and expensive in a hurry. I don't buy anything on a B-I-L.
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