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  • BBR
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    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR is getting fixed

    Fiiiiiiiinnnnnnnaaaaalllllyyyy had time to work last night.

    Motor's in. I'm really wishing I had just used a motor plate. I may still at some point.

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  • BBR
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    Last time I just used RTV. Seemed to work OK, just messy as all get out if you are not super careful.

    This time, I decided to give these a try: www.remflex.com

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  • milner351
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    are you using header gaskets and copper RTV, or just the RTV?

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  • BBR
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    Just tell your wife you are getting burned out on the home improvements and need a couple of weeks to "recuperate" in the shop. All work and no play......


    Everything is all ready to set the motor back in.

    I added some reinforcing straps to the engine mounts since this thing is a little more violent than I first imagined.

    I also figured out a big wire brush is the shiznit for removing old copper RTV off header flanges.

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  • milner351
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    NICE!

    I'm stuck in home improvement hell - my ranger will not even move this year - I might as well fog the engine and drain the fuel tank.

    As soon as I finished the kitchen (which still requires some finishing details)

    we started on the new stairs / deck....

    at some point I'm going to loose my cool, set down the hammer and screw gun - go into my shop and start working on cars, and not come out till next spring!

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  • BBR
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    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR is getting fixed

    Home improvements are done AND the big motor is done. ;D

    Been waiting on a longer set of pushrods to arrive.

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  • BBR
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    New piston is in! I weight matched the new piston to the old one and had to file fit the top ring for these KB pistons. Slammed it all together and decided to check PtoV clearance with some playdo. The intake was at 0.155+ and the exhaust barely touched the playdo, so it was well above the minimum. Cleaned out the yellow stuff and bolted on the udder head and put in the lifters, pushrods and rockers. ll it really needs is the pan, intake, balancer and valve covers and it's back together. :mrgreen:

    Unfortunately for me, we have begun another round of home improvements... painting the halls and dining room....

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  • BBR
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    You should probably compare the weight and dimensions of the new piston compared to the other 7 to make sure it's a good match for the set... you can't be too carefull.
    I weighed them last night. ;D

    New one is about 8 grams heavier. I am going to match it to the old one.

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  • milner351
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    How do you eat an elephant?

    one bite at a time!


    Keep at it, I can't wait to see more progress pictures!

    You should probably compare the weight and dimensions of the new piston compared to the other 7 to make sure it's a good match for the set... you can't be too carefull.

    Yea - Burn outs!

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  • min301
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    x2 ;D

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  • fahrenschnell
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    Now all there is left is everything ;)

    Great to see you heading in the right direction again.....I want to hear that beast fire up again.....Then burnout videos ;D ;D

    Seth

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  • BBR
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    The color is flash rust from me cleaning the block in the driveway with soap and water. No biggie.

    I have only set them cold. Motor hasn't run long enough to know!

    More good news: Just picked up my piston rings and the UPS guy just dropped off my new piston!

    ;D

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  • milner351
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    looks great, you can almost not see the sleeve is there at all!

    what's with the funny looking color of the block in the lifter valley?

    the roller rockers look great -- have you had much success setting the lash cold, or do you always have to go back and tweak it hot?

    Keep us posted!

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  • BBR
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    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR is broke

    Pic of fixed cylinder. Freakin' awesome.



    Pic of progress. ;D

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  • min301
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    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR is broke

    "Light LOL It weighs more than me."


    Yeah, moving this 460ci BBC, with the help of
    70.5Camaro(he weighs like 150lbs, not much help, lol)
    just about killed me.

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