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gettin into it.
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So I tore down the engine today, apart from some cobwebs, rust, and grime, there wasn't any nasty surprises. I put a straight edge on the heads and they seem slightly warped so they are getting sent to the machine shop to get checked out/fixed up.


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~Buddy
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Widowmaker00;30400 Wrote:So I tore down the engine today, apart from some cobwebs, rust, and grime, there wasn't any nasty surprises. I put a straight edge on the heads and they seem slightly warped so they are getting sent to the machine shop to get checked out/fixed up.
What do you plan to do to the engine? Chuck
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I was in a bind last time I had to take the engine apart and ended up putting the old head gaskets back on it, which didn't last long. Water was getting into a few cylinders and it was getting real hot real fast.

All I'm doing now is freshining up the whole engine. New head gaskets, clean up the heads, new headers/exhaust, servicing the tranny, new filters/fluids.

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Remember when you put it back together that the head gaskets can be put on backwards which will cause a lot of overheating issues.
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Widowmaker00;30403 Wrote:I was in a bind last time I had to take the engine apart and ended up putting the old head gaskets back on it, which didn't last long. Water was getting into a few cylinders and it was getting real hot real fast.

All I'm doing now is freshining up the whole engine. New head gaskets, clean up the heads, new headers/exhaust, servicing the tranny, new filters/fluids.

Sounds like you'll stay busy for a while. I hope things go well for you. Chuck
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Steven Harris;30413 Wrote:Remember when you put it back together that the head gaskets can be put on backwards which will cause a lot of overheating issues.

Yes I know and checked when I pulled it apart today to make sure that wasn't what happened. It actually ran good for a while but once it got up to temperature it only held for a few seconds, then temps skyrocketed.

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~Buddy
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Widowmaker00;30417 Wrote:
Steven Harris;30413 Wrote:Remember when you put it back together that the head gaskets can be put on backwards which will cause a lot of overheating issues.

Yes I know and checked when I pulled it apart today to make sure that wasn't what happened. It actually ran good for a while but once it got up to temperature it only held for a few seconds, then temps skyrocketed.

What do they say in Drag racing.....Heat is horsepowerBig Grin
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#8
Don't forget the thermostat. It must be for a Cleveland and you need to make sure the brass bypass cup is in the block below the thermostat or you will have overheating.
Andy
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#9
Welcome back. Wondering if your lower rad hose is collapsing.
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Good luck with it Buddy.

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