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Yesterday 11:57 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
Still a bit slow but learning to cope with 40% heart use..

Here is what showed up st the shop..

1966 426 Hemi... Story is.. It was built back in the early seventies and put in storage.. Owner died and relatives sold it to this customer..

Engine turned over very hard so I had to pull it down for inspection.. The engine had been assembled with white lith grease. Kind of standard stuff back in the day.. But the grease attracted moisture over the years and stuck the pistons in the bore..

A fairly tough teardown but the engine had the best pieces of the day.. Forgedtrue pistons, Moly rings, polished beam rods, Michigan race bearings, solid copper head gaskets. 292-11-8 camshaft. Ported heads, stainless valves..,

Block had freeze cracks on both sides, repaired well, years ago. No leaks on press test. Bore rust will clean up with light hone.

Biggest comment from onlookers was "Look at those domes" Chevy guys can't handle the look..
Nice job on cleaning up valve pockets will still have swirl ,,most try to polish them so smooth,looks like they are going to run alcohol

Since it has not been started will you be able to reuse those Expensive,bolts
Yesterday 08:33 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Still a bit slow but learning to cope with 40% heart use..

Here is what showed up st the shop..

1966 426 Hemi... Story is.. It was built back in the early seventies and put in storage.. Owner died and relatives sold it to this customer..

Engine turned over very hard so I had to pull it down for inspection.. The engine had been assembled with white lith grease. Kind of standard stuff back in the day.. But the grease attracted moisture over the years and stuck the pistons in the bore..

A fairly tough teardown but the engine had the best pieces of the day.. Forgedtrue pistons, Moly rings, polished beam rods, Michigan race bearings, solid copper head gaskets. 292-11-8 camshaft. Ported heads, stainless valves..,

Block had freeze cracks on both sides, repaired well, years ago. No leaks on press test. Bore rust will clean up with light hone.

Biggest comment from onlookers was "Look at those domes" Chevy guys can't handle the look..
08-27-2016 09:09 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
She's deaf.

BB
She'd want too be,

Later gator
Russ

As an aside my wife's a top lady and puts up with a lot from me. She threatened to leave me once, I said you can't, we're only half way through the roller coaster ride,lol.

R
08-27-2016 08:44 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
She's deaf.

BB
08-27-2016 08:44 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I always check and tighten mine 3 times after heat cycling to ensure they aren't going to work loose. I hate leaking header gaskets and the PITA it is to change them again.

I've installed 2 sets of Sanderson's now with only the dried silicone for a seal and they never work loose or leak. Why can't ALL the manufacturers make their flanges like that ?????
Yeah, I did the same thing, heat cycled them multiple times. I believe I torqued them to 35#s. I decided to lock 'em up so I can forget about them. I do like those Percy aluminum gaskets...

Now I just want to put some miles on it to see if I still have an oil issue. Hope the intake gaskets fixed it...
08-27-2016 08:39 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
whatchutalkinbout not exciting to anyone else ?????

Looks GOOD......well, except for all those rust pits....

You going to try to pull out the front crossmember panel at some point ? It sucks that people put the floor jack pad right in the middle of that and cave it in.
I am definitely going to fill the pits in the areas that show but probably will not fool with the front cross member. It is in some but it looks worse in the picture than it does in person.

By Monday I should be able to start mudding it.

John
08-27-2016 08:27 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Probably not exciting to anyone but me but I flipped my frame over and painted the bottom. I am indeed endeavoring to persevere.

John
whatchutalkinbout not exciting to anyone else ?????

Looks GOOD......well, except for all those rust pits....

You going to try to pull out the front crossmember panel at some point ? It sucks that people put the floor jack pad right in the middle of that and cave it in.
08-27-2016 08:12 PM
496CHEVY3100 Sanderson makes a really good header,,little expensive but good,i have the Sanderson Cast iron black on my truck,,i have Hooker Super Comp on my Z28 ,Both have Aluminum heads,i hope I don't have problem if I have to remove them,but I did use anti seize on threads.
08-27-2016 08:12 PM
John long Probably not exciting to anyone but me but I flipped my frame over and painted the bottom. I am indeed endeavoring to persevere.

John

08-27-2016 08:03 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
I always check and tighten mine 3 times after heat cycling to ensure they aren't going to work loose. I hate leaking header gaskets and the PITA it is to change them again.

I've installed 2 sets of Sanderson's now with only the dried silicone for a seal and they never work loose or leak. Why can't ALL the manufacturers make their flanges like that ?????
08-27-2016 07:59 PM
Too Many Projects I changed the trans filter and fluid along with the engine oil and filter on the Malibu I bought for my son today.
Trans fluid is supposed to be good for something like 100,000 miles and then you rebuild the trans. There isn't a dipstick to even check the level. What complete bull****. I measured the fluid that came out of the trans and replaced that amount with new and then did the "procedure" to check the level warm and running in park, just like the good old days, except this required a few more tools than pulling the stick out. The fluid was dark and smelled old/slightly burned but the pan was quite clean, so I think the trans will live for quite a while longer than if it had been left alone. I will change what I can drain out again in 10k miles and refill with fresh.
08-27-2016 07:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 I read an article in Rod and Custom a few years back,it said to soak header gasgets in bathtub overnight before installing them (wet ) The White Mr Gasket fiber type, but don't over tighten the bolts,so I tried it on my Z28 they have been on 10 years or more no leaks,,i think most might be overtightning and warpping flange,,

I use dead soft copper gaskets on the headers of my truck and aluminum on the collectors ,never any problems
08-27-2016 07:24 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
08-27-2016 06:41 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
08-27-2016 04:58 PM
Rodnit Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

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