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  1. Engine
    Hello all, hoping for some pointers on a strange issue with oiling. My brother just rebuilt the bottom end on a chevy 250 inline 6. Had the crank turned and plopped in undersized bearings the machine shop supplied for him. I had him check the clearance just to be sure and all checked out...
  2. Engine
    I am starting a rebuild on my 350 for my Chevy pickup 79 model Big ten and I could use some help from experts on where to start, it's all factory stock, the engine block number is 3970014 if that helps. I would like to have a econo -rod , this truck has the 3/4 ton rear-end, known as the "heavy...
  3. Engine
    I just rebuilt the 390fe in my torino after it had about 80k miles on it. It was my first time doing a complete rebuild, but everything went smoothly. Engine started fine, cam break in went fine, and it drives great and strong and sounds good. Problem is that it smokes a lot through the valve...
  4. Engine
    Be warned this is going to sound painfull and idiotic to some people but hear me out. :spank: So without getting into nitty gritty details, i yanked a 400 sbc out of a project-gone-bad old camaro, had the block inspected, and decided to use it as a builder. Long story short, i had everything...
  5. Engine
    Hi all! I am going to rebuild my Chevy 350 and I need some advice. Hope you can help me! What do I have and/or want to re-use: 1) Stock Chevy 350 (4-bolt, 010 020 high nickel) from 1972. It's at the machine shop now to bore and hone (.020 or .030). 2) Stock crankshaft. Is polished and in good...
  6. Engine
    I have a 76 Chevy El Camino. 350 small block with 350 turbo trans. rebuilt engine... car struggles in reverse and stalls. Stalls if accelerated to fast. Timing... Fuel delivery? any help would be great
  7. Transmission - Rearend
    Hey hotrodders, I'm in the middle of my TH350 rebuild. I've started putting it all back together now. After installing the low clutch pack, I put the clutch spring in the case and install the center support. Everything seems to go together well, but no matter what I do I can't get the center...
  8. Engine
    Hello everyone, and welcome to the engine inquisition! I come seeking information from all the Gurus here on HotRodders.com. I recently purchased a Gen V 454 engine from a 1991 RV. It has 51,000 miles on it and after pulling it apart, it looks like it was well maintained. I'm wanting to...
  9. Engine
    I have a 3310-4 (750 single pump dual feed) that I bought and installed 20 years ago. The car sat unused for about 5 years so I decided to rebuild the carb. I got the kit from Holley and thought I did everything right but when it cranks over I get a fountain of fuel coming out the rear tube...
  10. Transmission - Rearend
    Hey guys, I need some help. I have a few questions but want to start at the beginning. So I just had my 4L60E transmission rebuilt. Its out of a 2001 Chevy 1500 5.3 I got it back from the guy and this is what went on, step by step. Long post warning! I flushed the transmission cooler out good...
  11. Hotrodding Basics
    I am fresh out of high school, and in the process of purchasing a 1969 El Camino with a 307. Instead of just selling it, I would like to build it (even if it isn't the most desireable car, I still love it). Unfortunately, I have absolutely zero experience with working on cars. The car currently...
  12. Engine
    Hi guys, we pulled out the engine on the 1996 Yukon. L31 Vortec SBC, We were doing the top end only but we decided to go with a full rebuild. We already have some parts for it. 1 - 0912 AFR Heads 2 - LT4 Hotcam 3 - 1.6 Crane Cams Gold Race roller rockers 4 - 3600 Yank Torque Converter. We...
  13. Electrical
    Hi, new to the forum. I have a rebuilt v8 flathead that I am starting for the first time. I could use advice on: A. Oiling pistons, camshaft, startup requirements B. Starting via hotwire. I do not have all of the wiring hooked up yet. I have a starter, coil, and ignition. I replaced the old...
  14. Engine
    Hi Everyone im new to the site but i have one specific question. Can I rebuild a taken apart engine with parts (lifters, heads,rockers, camshaft ETC ETC) that have been sitting in a unheated unsealed building for several years? there is rust on everything, is it still usable? Thanks
  15. Introduce Yourself
    Hey there, just opened a hotrod shop in eastern Washington! working on a 72' stang convertible right now. Will post pictures!
  16. Transmission - Rearend
    I have a 2002 F-350 with 300,000 miles on it. Original Trans!!! Amazing I have heard of these failing before 80,000. Anyways my 4R100 is dying on me.. I have looked into replacement cost and rebuild cost and would like to rebuild. I have rebuilt a 4L60E for my 98 Chevy and that seemed to work...
  17. Engine
    Hey everybody. I just did a rebuild on my 350. 30 over, flat top pistons, new crank/rods/bearings/flexplate etc. Anyway.. compression is now .75 higher than before (10.25:1) and the motor is definitely harder to turn over with the fresh hone and rings. I got the engine in the car and got ready...
  18. Engine
    Rebuilding a 327 out of a 1968 Chevy Camaro. The engine was dismantled without the pistons being numbered so it is unsure what cylinders they should be put back into. The blocked was honed the pistons were cleaned and have new rings. Can the pistons be put back in at random? If not what are the...
  19. Introduce Yourself
    Hi guys, I'm a Brit living in Saudi and I am the proud owner of a 1985 Chevvy Caprice Classic. I've had the car for a year and I intend to take it off the road and give it a new lease of life. I want to clean it up, degunge everything and make it look like new again. I'm going to give it a nice...
  20. Transmission - Rearend
    Hey fellow Rodders. My daughter's 1961 Galaxie has an issue with the overdrive. I've checked all the electrical pieces and parts - so, I think those are working as spec'd. My question is - how expensive will it be for me to rebuild the overdrive portion of the 3-speed - ballpark - and, is...
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