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  • Cammin
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    Originally posted by Shelty View Post
    shoot id call in a sick day for a free small block
    Unfortunately, I don't have vacation days or sick days available. The day for extraction is coming soon though.....

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  • Shelty
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    shoot id call in a sick day for a free small block

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by Cammin View Post
    Quick update: I've been offered a free, running 350 (fully dressed) if I pull it. So, I'm planning to make the short drive to pick it up within the next month. Will update with photos at that time.
    Affordable!

    Dan

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I'd make it ASAP!

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  • Cammin
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    Quick update: I've been offered a free, running 350 (fully dressed) if I pull it. So, I'm planning to make the short drive to pick it up within the next month. Will update with photos at that time.

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  • Cammin
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    Finally got black lugs nuts that fit the wheels (thanks for info) and it is now sitting on the ground with 4 tires that hold air, for the first time in many years.

    Up next, I will replace the rear wheel cylinders

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  • Cammin
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    PIcked up an iron manifold (3965577) for $10 at a yard sale. What recomendations do you have for removing or covering rust in the intake ports? As always, slow but sure...

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  • Cammin
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    Thanks for the information. Next question for you folks... I pulled the cylinder heads off and found that the driver's side cylinder head gasket was leaking into the #7 cylinder. Surface rust has set up on the bottom of the cylinder wall. Scraping with fingernails didn't pull the rust away. I sprayed it down with WD-40 and plan to pull the engine for further investigation. Any recommendations for removing the pistons without causing too much damage? BTW, no ridge at the cylinder tops.
    Last edited by Cammin; May 25, 2016, 05:25 PM.

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  • JamesMayberryIII
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I went around on this with both my '78 Camaro and Mutt (an '86 S-10). At some point in there GM switched to metric lugs and I now own a set of SAE nuts that don't work on Mutt 'cause he's metric. And the studs look almost identical. Basically, you'll have to decide if you have SAE or metric studs and get nuts that match. They should either be 7/16" or 10mm assuming they're like mine.

    In compliance with LSR rules I'm running 1" (socket size) nuts from Speedway. You probably don't need those big ol' honkers!

    Dan
    DAN, IIRC the g.m. lug nut studs are .12mm x 1.50 RH .Conical seat - 60 degree not 10mm..
    Last edited by JamesMayberryIII; May 22, 2016, 04:51 AM.

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  • Scott Liggett
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    metric nuts don't work on SAE threads. Why don't the rally lug nuts work? simply use the standard acorn lug nuts with the s10 wheels.

    What he said. Acorn shaped 7/16th right hand thread lug nuts. Available at any parts store.

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  • DanStokes
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    I went around on this with both my '78 Camaro and Mutt (an '86 S-10). At some point in there GM switched to metric lugs and I now own a set of SAE nuts that don't work on Mutt 'cause he's metric. And the studs look almost identical. Basically, you'll have to decide if you have SAE or metric studs and get nuts that match. They should either be 7/16" or 10mm assuming they're like mine.

    In compliance with LSR rules I'm running 1" (socket size) nuts from Speedway. You probably don't need those big ol' honkers!

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    metric nuts don't work on SAE threads. Why don't the rally lug nuts work? simply use the standard acorn lug nuts with the s10 wheels.

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  • Cammin
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    It's been a few days since my last update, so here goes:

    I've got a cam and lifter set for the Camino now, after helping a friend install a Thumper camshaft in his 350 Chevelle. I made sure to record the location of each lifter so that it will stay with the ramp it was with before.

    I've put the Sonoma wheels back on the Camino now, as that I've got a set of rallys with new tires for the Sonoma. The lug nuts from the rally wheel do not work with the Sonoma wheels, when used on the Camino. I tried to use the Sonoma lug nuts, but none of the nuts I tried wanted to start and I thought better of forcing the issue. Thus I've got the Camino on jack stands for now. Any suggestions which lug nuts to use for this situation?

    Next on the list is pulling the engine and replacing the wheel cylinders

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  • Cammin
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    When I was in school it was thought best to store them on end. We had a rack to slide cams into while we worked on the engine and that worked great. The rack had fingers that slipped between the front bearing boss and the first lobe. It would be really easy to make a little bracket on the side of your workbench or some such to hold it.

    Dan
    Nice! Thanks for the tip. Same rational as standing up a crankshaft I suppose.

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  • DanStokes
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    When I was in school it was thought best to store them on end. We had a rack to slide cams into while we worked on the engine and that worked great. The rack had fingers that slipped between the front bearing boss and the first lobe. It would be really easy to make a little bracket on the side of your workbench or some such to hold it.

    Dan

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