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Old 11-29-2012, 10:32 PM
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Sweet John, sweet!

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Sweet John, sweet!

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Thanks Brian, It has been a good one. Believe it or not my wife built it.

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John..very nice flattie.. Must sound great too..
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Not very exciting but here is the Rambler.





The Gran Sport, filthy, haven't gotten to that yet.



And the motor for my next project, my truck.

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Thanks Brian, It has been a good one. Believe it or not my wife built it.

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You are kidding me, really? Your wife built the motor? Holy cow, there are a lot of women who will get into it but never heard that one! Right on!

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You are kidding me, really? Your wife built the motor? Holy cow, there are a lot of women who will get into it but never heard that one! Right on!

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Years ago she had the cam go flat on her 77 Malibu. She asked me If I was going to build a new engine for it and I told her "it's your car not mine" . She then told me she could build it if I would help her. It was a fun project and I really enjoyed showing her what to do.

Anyway, when I bought the roadster We were out to dinner with friends and I commented that I thought I could make a flathead that would be practical with the new 5 speeds available and a good modern ignition. My buddy said '"that 51 Mercury motor is in the garage. You can have it if you want it. Barb spoke up and said "are you going to let me build it?" So, she built the flathead too. The only thing she didn't do was clean the oil pan and front cover. She remembered doing that on the Malibu and was too smart to get fished in the second time.

I love telling people I did everything but the engine and my wife built it.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 PM
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Not very exciting but here is the Rambler.
The Gran Sport, filthy, haven't gotten to that yet.
And the motor for my next project, my truck.
Are you going to finish the detailing on the Grand Sport before you go back to the truck?
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Looks great. How does it run?
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I know, I know. I'm on the wrong forum.

Did I miss the meeting? Are flatties not allowed here?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:22 AM
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Are you going to finish the detailing on the Grand Sport before you go back to the truck?
Oh Heck yeah, after I get it all squared away with the brakes and possible carb change, and that damn leak in the tranny. It's showing a little bit there now after sitting, I need to get it out and drive hoping that will get the seals happy or something. But yeah, that is just how it looked when I thru the hood on after a few years exposed in the garage.

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By the way John, the motor, firewall, frame, suspension all that stuff is painted nice, it is just covered in dust. A quick power wash would make all the difference in the world. But a few things need to be changed like the air cleaner, I think I'm going to put the stock one back on.

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Oh Heck yeah, after I get it all squared away with the brakes and possible carb change, and that damn leak in the tranny. It's showing a little bit there now after sitting, I need to get it out and drive hoping that will get the seals happy or something. But yeah, that is just how it looked when I thru the hood on after a few years exposed in the garage.

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By the way John, the motor, firewall, frame, suspension all that stuff is painted nice, it is just covered in dust. A quick power wash would make all the difference in the world. But a few things need to be changed like the air cleaner, I think I'm going to put the stock one back on.

Brian

That is what I was hoping you would say. You know, Turbo transmissions are famous for leaking when they sit. The torque converters bleed down which over fills the pan and then they begin to weep out the shift lever seal etc. I wonder if the earlier transmissions may do something similar. Driving the car may be the best thing you can do for it.

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That is what I was hoping you would say. You know, Turbo transmissions are famous for leaking when they sit. The torque converters bleed down which over fills the pan and then they begin to weep out the shift lever seal etc. I wonder if the earlier transmissions may do something similar. Driving the car may be the best thing you can do for it.

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It does have a Turbo 400 or as Buick called it a Super Turbine 400.

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It does have a Turbo 400 or as Buick called it a Super Turbine 400.

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If it has sat for a few weeks without being started pull the trans dipstick and see if it appears to be over full. If it is you will know the torque converter is bleeding back into the pan. I have known several friends who have panicked when they saw auto transfer fluid running out from under thei cars after parking them for a while.

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If it has sat for a few weeks without being started pull the trans dipstick and see if it appears to be over full. If it is you will know the torque converter is bleeding back into the pan. I have known several friends who have panicked when they saw auto transfer fluid running out from under thei cars after parking them for a while.

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I'll do that, I know there wasn't a drip after a couple of days.

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