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Today 12:52 AM
silentpoet Wednesday I pulled the clutch master cylinder and line from my truck and put it in a vise. Was hoping I could mess around with the line and fix the problems. No go. So today after work I get to go buy a new line at Oreilly's and hope I can fix my clutch.

Reason being Mom's car has crapped out. A 2007 dodge caliber apparently is good for alternators going bad. It was just the ADP pulley noise, but wednesday the battery light came on, so I assume it is now time to replace the alternator. When the money is there to buy a new one. Been looking up the job, and it looks like fun a nice way to spend a day off.

The truck is hopefully a cheaper/easier fix. I am really hoping to not need to replace the slave cylinder. The truck is a 4wd so I would also get to pull the transfer case too. I know the line is bad, so hopefully that is it.

SO my Friday evening plans include bench bleeding the master cylinder and line. Then reinstall and pray it all works. May have to bleed the slave some too, but I am hoping that is it.
Yesterday 08:12 PM
deadbodyman I was at the old salvage yard looking for 69 P/u frame yesterday and I ran into a car I've wanted for years ...a 69 Javelin talk about lipstick on a pig some idiot even painted the bumpers...I want the car bad but the guy says 5,500 ... its orig motor and 4spd but it sure has a lot of bondo stuffed in rust holes from a quick look,I might have to go up there one more time just to make sure how bad it really is...The purple SS metalic paint mkes me want to hurl....
I went and got the frame today then got it all tore down, ready for the blaster
Yesterday 06:49 PM
Too Many Projects
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Sorry to hear about the wasted day. I don't know why people don't just tell it like it is.

John
No big deal to me. It cost my neighbor $100 in gas but he saved 12.5k by not buying a car with poor metal work. He's happy I went with and told him what it is.
Yesterday 05:33 PM
John long
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My neighbor has been talking with a guy 200 miles away about a '71 El Camino SS and we went on a 400 mile goose chase today. Another "lipstick on a pig"..

My pickup and trailer were surprised when we turned back in the driveway after only 8 hours...I think it was ready for another "road trip"...
Sorry to hear about the wasted day. I don't know why people don't just tell it like it is.

John
Yesterday 03:12 PM
Too Many Projects My neighbor has been talking with a guy 200 miles away about a '71 El Camino SS and we went on a 400 mile goose chase today. Another "lipstick on a pig"..

My pickup and trailer were surprised when we turned back in the driveway after only 8 hours...I think it was ready for another "road trip"...
Yesterday 08:15 AM
steeny In the garage just patiently waiting for parts to arrive.
Yesterday 07:52 AM
steeny I'll chime in......freshening up the LT1 in the wife's 95 Vette. It is all factory stock with 85k on the clock. Of course I am going to "wake up" the mouse some! Next will be new leather for the seats (they aren't bad or torn, just old looking). Already have the paint gleaming and the wheels shining with new rubber.
Yesterday 07:30 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I sold the GTO last night.
Now I have funds for the Chevelle's...
That is good news. Though I personally would have loved for you to have built the GTO. I know the Chevelle is a much better project.

No get on out to the garage.

John
Yesterday 03:05 AM
Too Many Projects I sold the GTO last night.
Now I have funds for the Chevelle's...
10-22-2014 08:29 PM
496CHEVY3100 [I] forgot that part ,Press Fit,
10-22-2014 07:39 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?
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Friction fit. No taper.
10-22-2014 07:24 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?

I got an email back from the guy I bought it from he never tried to start it but was told it ran. He is the one you took it apart. At this point, I'm going to pull the front cover and see if I can find any markings on the cam to identify it. Then I will pull the plugs, squirt oil in the cylinders and let it crank for a while to lube them up. Then take a static compression reading. If they all read good, I'll put it together and fire it up.


You might get lucky and find marks,i think all I have used have been marked on the rear, at the cam plug,,Do you have a magnetic base dial indicator and a solid lifter you can measure the lift at the lifter then multiply that by 1.5 it will give you the size of the cam or 1.6 depends on your rockers.
10-22-2014 07:12 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
small journal 327 don't have center bolts ,unless some one drilled and tapped them ,which makes them weaker ..the L78 327/350 hp had finned balancers and were balanced for hp use
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?

I got an email back from the guy I bought it from he never tried to start it but was told it ran. He is the one you took it apart. At this point, I'm going to pull the front cover and see if I can find any markings on the cam to identify it. Then I will pull the plugs, squirt oil in the cylinders and let it crank for a while to lube them up. Then take a static compression reading. If they all read good, I'll put it together and fire it up.
10-22-2014 04:30 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
small jornal 327 don't have center bolts ,unless some one drilled and tapped them ,which makes them weaker ..the L78 327/350 hp had finned balancers and were balanced for hp use
Should have been L79 not L78 that is a 396 / 375 HP..
10-22-2014 04:20 PM
123pugsy Got an email today with a link to some old film clips.
Just thought I'd share it.

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