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  • ring gap question answer
    http://blog.wiseco.com/everything-yo...about-ring-gap

    top gap is currently .018 bottom is .019, I need them to be .020 top, .022 bottom
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • tonight's fun.... tighten crank bolts

      check the rings.... .018 and .019 2nd.... need to file fit to .020 and .022

      which stops that because my filer is broken....
      how I keep the rings square


      got stopped now waiting for parts that may or may not arrive on Thursday (we have a snow 'event' - which usually means nothing gets delivered)
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • One inch snow event?

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        • Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
          One inch snow event?
          we have a foot on the ground.... there was one year where everyone south had snow and we had nothing, this year is the opposite.
          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
            ring gap question answer
            http://blog.wiseco.com/everything-yo...about-ring-gap

            top gap is currently .018 bottom is .019, I need them to be .020 top, .022 bottom
            Thanks for the link. Very informative.
            Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
            74 Nova Project
            66 Mustang GT Project

            92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
            79 Chevy Truck Project
            1956 Cadillac Project

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            • It's springtime

              one of these is not like the others

              apparently they needed to replace a stock spring and used a similar spring to what I replaced the stock springs

              dog bone or bar bell goes this way

              rear main installed



              and head dowels

              rings ground

              first piston ringed

              the rest of the rings installed

              ring compressor ready to go

              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
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                rings ground
                Nice Progress! Do you like your ring filer? What brand is it?
                Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                74 Nova Project
                66 Mustang GT Project

                92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                79 Chevy Truck Project
                1956 Cadillac Project

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                • Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

                  Nice Progress! Do you like your ring filer? What brand is it?
                  it works fine, brand? whatever was cheapest with Prime delivery on Amazon .... specter? some knockoff chinesium
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • im ashamed to admit ive filed rings with a 4 inch angle grinder
                    and a 1/16 thick cut off wheel...

                    but the motor is still running.................

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                    • Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
                      im ashamed to admit ive filed rings with a 4 inch angle grinder
                      and a 1/16 thick cut off wheel...

                      but the motor is still running.................
                      I shattered a ring last time I did that... this thing cost less then one ring delivered....
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • assembly continues
                        pistons in holes


                        high dollar crank turner

                        pan test fit after installing the oil pump

                        notice no oil pump spacing.... I did a check, GM doesn't say to space, and some guy on Corvette Forum, who owns Mastiffs, said he didn't space them either.
                        Mastiff owners know it all, so I went with it.
                        and you all think Google is my final authority
                        heads look nice on there, too bad I bought the wrong ARP bolts
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • so there will never be a day when they build skins for 4 door 64/5 Buicks, and this skin is a billion times better then what came with the car.... so a skinning I will go

                          and drill a bunch of spot welds off

                          I even saved the bottom of the door because it's not rusted out.... probably overkill, but it wasn't more work

                          and a skin

                          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                          • so I spent some time on the motor.... glad I did because I need to call the rocker manufacturer and find out what they were thinking

                            first front cover install (and oil pan)

                            and water pump


                            lifter install


                            then onto figuring out push rod length


                            the issue with the rockers - there's a cast piece that holds the stock rockers in place - that has a radius to match the rocker. The new rockers come tied together and have spacers - ostensibly to replace that part - but that puts the rockers way too low.... so I dunno, time to phone and find out what to do.

                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • So where's the close up picture of the rockers?
                              Tim
                              Melbourne Australia

                              65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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                              • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post



                                the issue with the rockers - there's a cast piece that holds the stock rockers in place - that has a radius to match the rocker. The new rockers come tied together and have spacers - ostensibly to replace that part - but that puts the rockers way too low.... so I dunno, time to phone and find out what to do.
                                I'm watching with great interest (my rockers will be going back). Do the stock covers fit over yours? They look very tall from here.
                                Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                                74 Nova Project
                                66 Mustang GT Project

                                92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                                79 Chevy Truck Project
                                1956 Cadillac Project

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