Not trying to be funny, but if you are having a shop do the work, why are you tearing it down. It's better if they mark everything as they tear it apart, instead of trying to figure out what went where.
I am marking every thing and it's saving me $$$ to tear it down my self they charge 60.hr for labor I think he quoted me four hrs. And it's not that hard my kids have been helping with tear down on top of that it's easy to bag and tag 8 rods and mark main caps
And I am braking the build up as money permits
Most likely I will clean and bore only for now this motor looks great it's to bad that two cylinders got water and locked it up
Thanks Stan that's what I think to but I might still bore to square it up the wife has approved a but of work to be done
The shop quoted me 50.00 to clean mag and measure so I can get a game plan together I might line bore and bore the cylinder first then cam bearings and freeze plugs next Then rods / pistons and cam/ lifters then assembly of short block Then heads I need to decide if I am going to install my ka heads or put the work into my a heads that are v coded
I am sure I am missing something but the machine shop is great I been talking with them for months about this build and process
Okay my ka heads that I picked up on a cracked block that had been rebuilt turned out great magged checked vacuumed and valves checked turns out they were indeed rebuilt and passed.
My block was cleaned and checked suggested to go .020 over
My N crank was great just needs a polish
Now here is what I plan to do if I get the cash before he sells the parts
Ka heads just mill off gasket crush thickness to match OE Block eagle rods new icon pistons .040 going with these because I can get new ones that done one never installed new custom cam flat tapp hyd with new lifters Cloyes billet gears and chain
Eddie performer Eddie 800cfm carb Stock exhaust manifold dual exhaust Olds 12 bolt 3:23 Th400
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2014 19:06:18 GMT -5 by oldstata
X2 I was just looking at your build. I ve been getting some good tips on things. I still need to do I've kinda been nervous about taking the ac apart how bad was it? and did you get a new seal or is it like a silicone base ?
Post by oldsproject on Feb 9, 2014 15:44:13 GMT -5
Depending exactly what you mean and which parts I guess. The interior Doesn't use any gaskets looks to be plumbers caulking. I used butyl tape instead which should be fine I'm thinking. OPGI makes a kit for the exterior firewall components. I haven't fit them yet so not sure if they are worth a damn but look like they will be fine.
Stan I haven't used heat on the fender I used a 40 grit to strip the old paint two layers and then 80 grit to smoothed it out.
I've been using a flat file ( looks like a odd Z ) and a shaping tool to get the larger dents out . The smaller dents I've been using a pointer tool you line it up on top squeeze and it hit's from the bottom. Then using a old body file to find highs and lows.
I welded up the f85 badge holes on the from of the fender and kept the v8 badge as I like them. I've yet to see a pic of a 442 with them, so hope I don't get beat up to bad for it but it is a clone. I will take a pic of the tools I've been using
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2014 10:08:12 GMT -5 by oldstata