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  1. Budget36
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    Left should be the driver side. Right should be passenger side.
     
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  2. 1930artdeco
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    Sorry, I should have been more clear, The long tie rods are numbered for which side they got to, I just don't know which side get which number. I am not near the car at the moment so will have to post the numbers tomorrow when I go to work on her.

    Mike
     
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  3. 1930artdeco
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    Well….I was going to give Tim McMaster my cam as a core when I pick up the heads next month. Now I am going to give home the whole engine instead. Went to pull the cam out and it jammed up on me. Looked at the lifters, nope all down, looked around a bit more and found that the center cam bearing came out cock eyed. And in more than one piece I think. Sooooo, the engine is going in. I wasn’t planning on doing a total rebuild of the power train yet. But I guess I am.

    mike
     
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  4. 1930artdeco
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    One wheel down one to go tomorrow and then the front brakes and suspension will be done-minus the sway bar. I put self adjusters on both fronts and eventually the rears as well. Question, I bought a new tank from Auto city classics and it is a bit smaller dimensionallly than my original. Is there supposed to be this much slack in the straps or should they be tight all the way around. At this point I am planning on adding some rubber to take up the slack.

    Mike
     

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  5. 1930artdeco
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    In preparation to take the block and crank to the builder I tore down the rest of the engine today. Not all that bad actually. The cylinders and pistons were in really pretty good shape, same with the crank. The cam bearings on the other hand were all shot beyond belief.
    Mike
     

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  6. 1930artdeco
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    Finally rolled her out today and hosed out her engine bay. She leans a bit to the left. Still need to add a few things though.

    mike
     

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  8. 1930artdeco
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    Thanks LoudBang.
     
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  9. I have never seen cam bearings roached out - that bad, or at all. What could have done that to those bearings, yet not done worse damage to the crank and all its bearings?
     
  10. 1930artdeco
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    Oh the other bearings were toast as well. Some of the mains were down to steel shells and it is getting turned hopefully this month or next. I will build it up over the next couple of months and then stuff it. After that all I will have is the rad and drive shaft.

    Mike
     
  11. 1930artdeco
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    Just picked her up this afternoon! Now I have to figure out a way of getting it out of the car and onto the stand. Tim did an awesome job on it! Kudos to him and huge recommendation.

    mike
     

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    57s are awesome.... I had a 64. Miss that one
     

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  13. 1930artdeco
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    Ok, so I got the tank hung yesterday. I got her down tight but the new tank is a bit smaller than the original so there is some slop in the middle ….. and I added rubber to fill in the gap.

    Tomorrow the heads get bolted down (they are just sitting there right now) and I start running the long lines for gas and brake.
     

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    Got my rebuilt heater core back today. Will have to do some creative pluming of the cable to the valve. Also started to prime the engine and other parts as well. Hoping for paint next week.
     

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  15. 1930artdeco
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    Took advantage of the sun today.
     

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  16. 1930artdeco
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    Bit slow lately but still making progress. I am waiting for a fitting to finish the tank line install and then back to the long brake line-hoping to not cut it short this time :002:. Got the radiator fixed and installed, the PS pump is on its way back, the Gen/starter are in the shop and the intake is now bolted down. The carb is cleaned up but the throttle plates were frozen so it is taking several days of PB blaster to free them up. Will get my rebuilt distributor back this weekend, in the meantime I ordered a NAPA one-and you guessed it short dist shaft so it will go back.

    Finally got the heater box out so will clean them up and paint them and reinstall with a new heater core. Then I will ask a boat load of questions about installing the engine and tranny just to make sure I don't forget anything. That is all for now. I will post pics in the next few weeks of the progress.

    Mike
     
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  17. Budget36
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    What are you referring to in the above?

    Thanks
     
  18. 1930artdeco
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    Apparently when they rebuild 57 distributors they use SBF shafts which are about 1/4" to short. So they won't engage the pump and end up destroying themselves.
     
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  19. 1930artdeco
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    Well been footing along slowly and here is what I have done so far.

    1) Installed all of the brake lines so just need to fill and bleed now:)
    2) Got the PS pump back and it is a few pounds lighter now that the dirt has been blasted off. Stanger rebuilding did a great job!
    3) Carb is rebuilt
    4) Heater box is ready to go, I just need to epoxy in a bolt and in it goes.
    5) I was trying to remove the exh. manifold to pipe studs and broke one:mad::mad: but once I get them replaced and the oil filter adapter screwed back on the engine can go in:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):).

    Then on to ordering parts and getting ready for a move.

    Mike
     
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  20. 1930artdeco
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    I FINALLY got the engine and tranny in!!!!!!!took us four hours and a lot of new vocabulary words.

    mike
     

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