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Old 11-17-2012, 10:37 PM
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No car work today, just play! Went to the swap meet and found some deals. Picked up a nice heavy cast aluminum finned trans pan for the gasser, then got to the next building and found a full set of tires and wheels for the '69 Suburban too! Great day!

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:22 AM
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Ok Pugs. This certainly requires more explanation.

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Must be a leak between an intake port and the water jacket at the intake gasket.

If you've ever worked on a TPI, you'll know changing an intake gasket is not as easy as popping off the carb and moving the alternator, then unbolting the intake. AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!:p ain:

I will check the oil first. If antifreeze is not getting in the oil, I will try a can of BARS LEAKS and see what happens.

Edit: Oh-oh. The pic below shows its a long way for coolant to travel. I have had this happen on a 455 OLDS and I managed to stop the leak. Maybe the port was closer to jacket on the OLDS. This is not looking good at all. I wonder if I blew a head gasket on start up?
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:59 AM
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No more steam!!!!!!

Installed a bottle of BLOCK SEAL and ran it for about 1/2 hour and no more steam. Sweet.

Pics below while engine was running.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:15 AM
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Oh happy day, Ohhhhhhh happy day!

Glad to hear it, nothing sucks more than re-dos before the fringing sun goes down on your work. Grrr

Speaking of re-dos I get to go and rent an industrial sized snake and get up on my roof to hopefully clear up (pardon the pun) my washer drain issue.

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I had a few hours this morning to work on my 56 so I cut off the old leaf spring saddles from my rear axle so I could weld on the new ones. Then I boxed in the back part of the frame and did a C notch for some added axle clearance. After mounting the axle to the mono leafs, it looked like it could some some extra room.
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Went for a test drive and all went well.

Truck idles very smoothly in drive and roasts the tires from a stop. The vacuum for the brakes is also better but still have some issues there.
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Went for a test drive and all went well.

Truck idles very smoothly in drive and roasts the tires from a stop. The vacuum for the brakes is also better but still have some issues there.
I added a vacuum reservoir on my T-bucket. It seems to help.
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I added a vacuum reservoir on my T-bucket. It seems to help.

I need to do something for the brakes in my Gran Sport, I am thinking that damn cam just doesn't provide enough vacuum. It's my next project.

Today I had a Pugsy day, I SOLVED my problem with my washer draining! WHOO HOO. I went and rented the big boy and went up on the roof and put 70 feet of snake into that bad boy. Ran a load of wash on high water level and it drained perfectly! WHOOO HOOOO the hell of the drain is over!

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I need to do something for the brakes in my Gran Sport, I am thinking that damn cam just doesn't provide enough vacuum. It's my next project.

Today I had a Pugsy day, I SOLVED my problem with my washer draining! WHOO HOO. I went and rented the big boy and went up on the roof and put 70 feet of snake into that bad boy. Ran a load of wash on high water level and it drained perfectly! WHOOO HOOOO the hell of the drain is over!

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Kudos for going down through the vent stack. I would never have thought of that.
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Shades of MartinSr's washing machine wars. I spent half the day (the part where I was NOT watching the final NASCAR race of the year) cleaning the fins and etc under the fridge.
Yowzaa!
It is astonishing how much *&%$#*! there was under there and how much quieter the fridge runs now! Likely gonna save me a bunch in power costs, too, 'cause it'll be so much more efficient!

Took 2 hours with compressed air, vacuum cleaner, back to air blow, vacuum up more junk, repeat. Gotta make a note to do it once a year instead of about 5-6 years since I did it last!
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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Sounds like fun Dave.

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Kudos for going down through the vent stack. I would never have thought of that.
I know it's the way most plumbers would come out and do it. But damn I am glad I got into the other stuff because going thru the vent would never have fixed my sink and now that is working like a charm too. It's all good at the Martin house.


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I know it's the way most plumbers would come out and do it. But damn I am glad I got into the other stuff because going thru the vent would never have fixed my sink and now that is working like a charm too. It's all good at the Martin house.


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You know how long that hero stuff lasts. Enjoy it while you can................
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You know how long that hero stuff lasts. Enjoy it while you can................
True, my wife has thanked me a number of times, tomorrow it will be a different story.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:24 PM
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I added a vacuum reservoir on my T-bucket. It seems to help.
The vacuum is no longer an issue. I was able to push the brake pedal down easily for a change and still not stop good.

I think I'll need to adjust the rears and do a bleed job.
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