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Today 07:40 AM
Leakie Geez, Matt, I thought you bought a driver not another project! You might want to stop fixing thing before you have to rebuild the whole car!
Today 05:05 AM
matts37chev Saturday I got to meet the guy that put the carb on the car, for the guys that I bought the car from.
He said he was having a hard time getting the timing right, so he did it by ear.

it's funny, I ran across him by accident, he is a friend of some of my more casual friends.
but he has a 37 sedan, and I got a hold of him just to swap car stories and info.
then I found out he worked on my 38 a little bit.

So I think I should verify the timing marks on the balancer, before I put the front of the car back together.
It's so much easier to see what's going on with the rad. and grill out of the car.
Today 04:57 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
thats as good as it gets.how does the p/s pump look now?
I haven't got that far yet, I keep getting sucked into working on my sons nissan 240sx.

It is next though, I need to get the pressure and flow dropped in the pump, then I will work on getting it mounted straight.
Today 01:40 AM
nunattax
37/38 thread

thats as good as it gets.how does the p/s pump look now?
Yesterday 08:20 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
matt the pulley on your water pump looks aftermarket and could be incorrect.
.nunattax
I have changed the water pump since that pic was taken.
The new stock replacement water pump is shorter than the chrome one that the previous owner had on the car.
(I think it was a corvette pump)
Here is a pic of the pulley alignment with the new pump.
I am very happy with it now.
Yesterday 09:10 AM
nunattax
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Looks like you got yous fixed up perfectly.

Mine was sitting at a funny angle in the bracket.
I thought maybe the holes in the bracket were to big or egg shaped from wearing funny.
But they all look ok, so it will take some extra poking at stuff to figure out.

In this pic you can see the water pump sticks out too far, and if you look between the two, you can just see the top of the p/s pulley sitting at an angle.


matt

i would take the front off the car from and start over again.from the crank i have a double pulley and another single pulley in front of that with a 2-3mm spacer in between.front pulley driving the power steering pump is smaller diameter than the one driving the alternator.no belt in the inside pulley (air conditioning) removed.

pulley on water pump(long pump)double pulley has small shim to stop the pulley from rubbing on the pump body.the pulley on yourwater pump looks aftermarket and could be incorrect.

my p/s pump bracket has three mounting points two on the front of the crankcase and one on the engine mount.when i shimmed the bracket with 6mm spacer i had to file the slot on the engine mount ing point to allow me to pull the bracket forward.this greatly improved the situation and i coulstrain the bracket to improve the angle of the pulley and the pump.from your picture looks like you could do the same .post a picture of your p/s pump and bracket.a straight edge across the crank pulley should give you a good idea of how far out your pulleys are.nunattax
Yesterday 07:50 AM
Too Many Projects I had to use washers to shim the Allen Grove PS brackets on my '38 too. They were "close" but not as straight as I wanted.

Matt, that rad looks really clean now. It should cool a LOT better...
Yesterday 06:00 AM
matts37chev Looks like you got yous fixed up perfectly.

Mine was sitting at a funny angle in the bracket.
I thought maybe the holes in the bracket were to big or egg shaped from wearing funny.
But they all look ok, so it will take some extra poking at stuff to figure out.

In this pic you can see the water pump sticks out too far, and if you look between the two, you can just see the top of the p/s pulley sitting at an angle.

04-26-2015 03:02 PM
nunattax
37/38 thread

[QUOTE Now I am going to start really working out the p/s issue.
Pump needs modified for lower pressure and volume, plus it was at an angle in the bracket cause more belt misalignment.

I don't know how the belt stayed on it ?!?[/QUOTE]

my power steering pump was well out of alignment.it took a 6mm spacer behind the pump and bracket to align the pulleys.it also needed a spacer between the pump and bracket where you adjust the belt tension.that meant a longer stud loctighted in place so i could use a locknut.where the bracket bolted to the engine mount i filed the slot a little to give me more adjustment

new pulley ,belt ,hoses ,seals ,paint .it was a mess starting off
04-26-2015 01:07 PM
nunattax
37/38 thread

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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Before and After
(this is the worst looking area, the rest is spotless)
I let it sit for a week with 3 bottles of CLR and water in it


thats a huge improvement
04-26-2015 12:06 PM
Leakie If you get out all those wobbles , shakes and misalignments it will be like driving a new car!
04-26-2015 07:18 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Wow, nice job with the CLR Matt, it looks like that stuff worked good. Do you think it's all clear now?
I think it's going to flow and cool pretty well now, however it has an epoxy bonded core, and it is starting to lift along the edges.
It didnt seem to leak there when I pulled it out, but I'm not sure how long it will last before it starts leaking.

I also just replaced the water pump, it was leaking, had a bent shaft, and was too tall, causing the pulleys to not line up correctly.
(I think it was a corvette pump)

Now I am going to start really working out the p/s issue.
Pump needs modified for lower pressure and volume, plus it was at an angle in the bracket cause more belt misalignment.

I don't know how the belt stayed on it ?!?
04-26-2015 06:48 AM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by Newbie37 View Post
Attachment 218186 here is my 37
Nice job Newbie, is it running yet?
04-26-2015 06:46 AM
Leakie Wow, nice job with the CLR Matt, it looks like that stuff worked good. Do you think it's all clear now?
04-25-2015 09:24 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Newbie37 View Post
Attachment 218186 here is my 37
just looked through your journal
big block and bags, nice
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