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Here you go, a video of the 429cj running...
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Awesome!
You have more self restraint than I do. If I was to that point I would slap a seat in it and go around the block.
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(02-18-2017, 10:13 PM)Bentworker Wrote: Awesome!  
You have more self restraint than I do.  If I was to that point I would slap a seat in it and go around the block.

Yeah, not quite ready for that just yet. She wants to go, that's for sure. Still some things to check and our roads still have salt on them...
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thumb  NICE WORK AND GREAT SOUND thumb
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I did enjoy that!

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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Sounds great. We have the same problem here in Michigan. There still salt residue on the roads.


John J
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Great stuff, glad she's running fine. Leaks are one of those annoying things that can happen sometimes and hopefully the machine shop steps up to fix them if it's from their workmanship. I once had an oil leak from the crankshaft seal on a high HP 302 that wasn't really my fault, but I fixed it anyway. The customer supplied the brand new cover and what  happened is the hole for the seal on the timing cover was machined offset slightly and distorted the seal causing the oil leak, so sometimes it's not the shops fault either and as I said hopefully they'd step up and fix the problem anyway. Sounds great and the rumble of a big block is nearly as good as a 4V Cleveland, lol. Keep up the great work.
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SAHWEET!
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(02-19-2017, 08:21 PM)4Vforever Wrote: Great stuff, glad she's running fine. Leaks are one of those annoying things that can happen sometimes and hopefully the machine shop steps up to fix them if it's from their workmanship. I once had an oil leak from the crankshaft seal on a high HP 302 that wasn't really my fault, but I fixed it anyway. The customer supplied the brand new cover and what  happened is the hole for the seal on the timing cover was machined offset slightly and distorted the seal causing the oil leak, so sometimes it's not the shops fault either and as I said hopefully they'd step up and fix the problem anyway. Sounds great and the rumble of a big block is nearly as good as a 4V Cleveland, lol. Keep up the great work.

I won't be taking it back to the shop at this time. Logistically, not feasible. I can handle the repair once I find the source of the leak. I paid almost $16k for this engine build at the shop, and I know it is not something I did to cause the issue. It is always a contenticious issue when you take something like this back to the shop... if the engine was out of the car, I would take it back, but given that it is fully installed and operational, I do not trust a shop to take the necessary care disassembling and reassembling the engine compartment the way I would and have completed it. Very particular about every nut and bolt on this car... you can understand my disappointment withthe $$$ invested in this build. However, I still believe the shop is a good builder, they would not be happy hearing this news... 

Yes a 351 4v has a nice tone, not quite big block territory, but it is a gamer in its own right...
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(02-19-2017, 10:44 PM)Pastel Blue Wrote: I won't be taking it back to the shop at this time. Logistically, not feasible. I can handle the repair once I find the source of the leak. I paid almost $16k for this engine build at the shop, and I know it is not something I did to cause the issue. It is always a contenticious issue when you take something like this back to the shop... if the engine was out of the car, I would take it back, but given that it is fully installed and operational, I do not trust a shop to take the necessary care disassembling and reassembling the engine compartment the way I would and have completed it. Very particular about every nut and bolt on this car... you can understand my disappointment withthe $$$ invested in this build. However, I still believe the shop is a good builder, they would not be happy hearing this news... 

Yes a 351 4v has a nice tone, not quite big block territory, but it is a gamer in its own right...

Great to see it running and listening to the exhaust note rumbling away.   I can share the pain of discovering engine items like that with startup.  When I got to your stage with my 69 vert I discovered oil drooling out the crankshaft seal while running and for a bit after shut down.  Talked to the shop and it turned out they did not install the oil slinger -- 'you don't need it'.   They volunteered to fix it, but only wanted the engine - not the car and the engine.....so I pulled the balancer, partially dropped the pan, pulled the timing cover and installed it.   Same thing as I controlled the protection to the body and detailing.

Looking forward to seeing what the issue is and how you fix it.
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