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Old 12-09-2008, 02:33 PM
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350 turbo 3,500 stahl value body Ive been talking with trannny guy and going over the internals were gonna put in it! Heavier sprag gears etc. dont think im going to run a tranny break should foot break well besides it not an all out race car want some street manners from it lol.
Oh and it will be smoothed up aswell about done already with it dont want too paint it till its back.

Had to raise drive shaft tunnel to clear with car on air ride!




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The motor took about 3 evenings and was covered in black metal dust wow.
But was worth it Would rather do the mods i like now rather then sitting at a show and going man i wish i would of done this or that, Thats what i ran into when doing my bumpers, to me they just looked upside down from the factory so i flipped them and moved them closer to the body and thus had too build everything new. New braces new filler panels etc. filled the bolt holes. But i like them closer to the car really cleans the look up i thought now that mods took awhile about 2 months off and on!



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You are doing a fantastic job with that car....just keep on keeping on. Enjoyed the pics etc.
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I don't want to beat a dead horse here but if the motor was covered in black junk then some got in. No matter how careful you are with the tape it always gets in. Paint is cheap, and you don't have any plugs or cam bearings in it....I would go the extra mile and have it completely cleaned again.

I tried to skimp once on the extra step and didn't clean out the holes on the new crank shaft (which I had very carefully taped up during mock up) the outside was spotless and I still ended up ruining a set of bearings because of the few little pieces that worked their way in. (I was clearancing a big block stroker motor) I could have saved my self a lot of money and time for sure.

I would just hate to see you get that thing rolling and lose oil pressure after a hundred miles.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the advise. Got it covered lol
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the bumpers still need a little work, but they do a look a LOT better flipped- good call.
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Nice job with the smoothing. Two things, though. First, what did you use to smooth it? And second, how long did it take you?


In a while, Chet.
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the bumpers still need a little work, but they do a look a LOT better flipped- good call.
Thanks and of yes they are just in the begining stages the bumpers but the mock is done! the final fitting and adjusting will all need to be finsihed up! plus the front bumper still need holes filled etc.

And the block was smoothed with a stone grinding bits to debur it and then stepped it! with diffenrent sanding disc's on a side angle air tool 2" disc's and finsihed it with a pad on the grinder thats made to remove paint from metal, just cleans the metal up real nice overall to smooth a about 3 evenings!
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I don't polish the blocks but I have all my engines, trannys, etc., powder coated after an initial hot tank and crack check. Then they hot tank it again and machine as normal. Powder coating is so thick it smooths over the casting and looks pretty good and hot tank, heat, chemicals, fuel don't phase it.
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just keep it clean

My neighbor used to build circle track cars. I knew he was getting serious when I signed the UPS for parts for another 20 cars. He used to get the engine together then tape off any openings. oil fill ,breathers,, etc ...then hook up a vacuum line to the dip stick tube and listen with his stethascope at all the places that could leak. with a little vacuum he would put a small dap of RTV and it would suck in and plug the leak. his engines always looked good even after a few hard races.
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Sanding Engine Block

I just ground the block with an air die grinder with a fine round head burr to remove all the casting flash and numbers etc. I've yet to go over it agina but good enough for now. I polished the heads top match. This is going in my 46 Olds sedanette.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 AM
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Hi there I love the car it looks the ducks nuts! motor came up good I am about to paint mine, did you use 2 pot to paint it? I have just finished hand polishind my turbo 400 took 350 hours did the whole thing by hand no grinders just files and wet and dry down to 1600 paper then polish!!i must get some photos on site
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Love to see it I used a good etching primer and PPG base clear.
some call all the smoothing a sickness lol but i enjoy it and whens its done its the cats ***! ecs when theme is through out the car i did my nova the same way everything is smooth from frame to motor to handles triangles under the hood and trunk and cowl vents to the markers rear end etc its a lot of work but i think its worth it! thanks



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I painted my engine with the same paint as my car, straight at the block after cleaning and grinding. After one year, mostly all the paint was gone and loosen. So I had to do it from scratch again, but this time with acid-primer at first, then ordinary 2 component primer and at least the paint, the same color and paint as the car. After 1 year it still looks great.
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Love to see it I used a good etching primer and PPG base clear.
some call all the smoothing a sickness lol but i enjoy it and whens its done its the cats ***! ecs when theme is through out the car i did my nova the same way everything is smooth from frame to motor to handles triangles under the hood and trunk and cowl vents to the markers rear end etc its a lot of work but i think its worth it! thanks



Yea, that is a sickness... Looks nice but damn that has a LOT of time in it.
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