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Old 09-02-2017, 06:34 PM
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So no one thinks I was referring to John,,

and remember I said my friend has a friend,didnt say it was my friend,,lol.
OK Buddy. Just keep on keeping on.......

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Pulled the plugs and they all were dark caramel, except for #5/#7. 7 is black and an oil burner. 5 is on the left. Trying to do a complete compression check, charging battery.. Wish I could replace it. If you remember, I'm going thru 1qt every 600 miles with no blue smoke out the pipes. SBC Changing plugs for the 1st time after changing leaky intake gaskets...
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:05 PM
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Personally, I just played with paper dolls today.

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Pulled the plugs and they all were dark caramel, except for #5/#7. 7 is black and an oil burner. 5 is on the left. Trying to do a complete compression check, charging battery.. Wish I could replace it. If you remember, I'm going thru 1qt every 600 miles with no blue smoke out the pipes. SBC Changing plugs for the 1st time after changing leaky intake gaskets...
Is it possible it was sucking oil through the leaky intake gasket?

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Possible. That's why I'm putting new plugs in to see if they burn properly after installing the new gaskets..
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Compression is good..

8-190
6-180
4-180
2-190

7-190
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Pulled the plugs and they all were dark caramel, except for #5/#7. 7 is black and an oil burner. 5 is on the left. Trying to do a complete compression check, charging battery.. Wish I could replace it. If you remember, I'm going thru 1qt every 600 miles with no blue smoke out the pipes. SBC Changing plugs for the 1st time after changing leaky intake gaskets...
If you didn't change/clean the plugs immediately after the engine work, that could still be from the leaking gasket issue.
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I put my 1952 6400 flat bed truck up for sale on craigslist and 1 guy is interested in looking at it. Now I have to get it home from storage today and get 2 more tires swapped around so it's ready for viewing.
Kind of don't want to see the old truck leave, but with the purchase of the '89 rollback last year, and now the 292 I had built for it going in the '54 sedan, my plans for it have evaporated. Time for someone else to make big plans for it...
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If you didn't change/clean the plugs immediately after the engine work, that could still be from the leaking gasket issue.
That's what I'm hopin'..... Putting in new plugs today so me and my daughter can go cruzin'. She's home for the weekend.....
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Spent a little time finding a workaround for my computer situation and managed to get the Catalina trunk lid project pics up to date-

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs- trunk lid part one- teardown /plan

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs, trunk lid part two- fabrication

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs, trunk lid part three- patching

Part two and three I just added.
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Spent a little time finding a workaround for my computer situation and managed to get the Catalina trunk lid project pics up to date-

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs- trunk lid part one- teardown /plan

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs, trunk lid part two- fabrication

Old car body repair pic dump: Catalina repairs, trunk lid part three- patching

Part two and three I just added.
Good stuff Matt. Your pictures don't give credit for the amount of finesse, patience and time spent on the welding and grinding progress.

I just love seeing an old piece saved in a quality way that will give service. Nicely done.

John
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Took that nice long cruz with my daughter. With a side trip to L&M Fleet Supply for oil etc and a "quick" trip into Wally World for the daughter, needed new sunglasses.... Had a vehicle or 2 stop while driving by to take a pic b/4 we could get out of the car..... Yeah, it's still kinda neat....
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Good stuff Matt. Your pictures don't give credit for the amount of finesse, patience and time spent on the welding and grinding progress.

I just love seeing an old piece saved in a quality way that will give service. Nicely done.

John
Thank you kindly sir. I don't anticipate big trouble but the test will be putting it on the car. I do hope somebody somewhere someday gets an idea from seeing my method. Lots of unwanted panels can be saved and I try to walk a line between value and quality so the work flows. The Bronco job required turning the fuss and expectations knobs to a lower setting. Working on updates for that and the 60 Chevy but posting this way is alarmingly time consuming with the neighbor dog helping me concentrate!
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Thank you kindly sir. I don't anticipate big trouble but the test will be putting it on the car. I do hope somebody somewhere someday gets an idea from seeing my method. Lots of unwanted panels can be saved and I try to walk a line between value and quality so the work flows. The Bronco job required turning the fuss and expectations knobs to a lower setting. Working on updates for that and the 60 Chevy but posting this way is alarmingly time consuming with the neighbor dog helping me concentrate!
I understand. I am still looking for a solution for our 3rd party photo hosting. I will loose my Photobucket pictures 12/31/2018. The reason I have the extra 16 month is because I paid 12.95 for additional storage. That made me a paying customer and gave me a stay of execution. 12.95 is one thing. 399.00 is something else and that won't happen.

Still don't know what I am going to do.

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I understand. I am still looking for a solution for our 3rd party photo hosting. I will loose my Photobucket pictures 12/31/2018. The reason I have the extra 16 month is because I paid 12.95 for additional storage. That made me a paying customer and gave me a stay of execution. 12.95 is one thing. 399.00 is something else and that won't happen.

Still don't know what I am going to do.

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This whole thing seriously pisses me off. I hope, I hope with all my soul they go bankrupt.

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