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  • #61
    Clean shop....Bahhhhhh.
    I'm still learning

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    • #62
      Originally posted by 68scott385 View Post
      Okay, now I understand your shorthand.

      Thanks

      Um, it's not really a clean shop, it's so small it has to stay organized or there is no place to work. Occasionally the HOA gets their knickers in a knot over projects & where they sit. Apparently mine are worse than others who have theirs all over the front yard. So the MC sleeps in the garage and the wagon gets the patio. If I had a place like SBG I'd spread out my workspace too. Nothing like having enough room to work.
      HOAs are no worries to me (that's an area of law where I practice).... however, my wife would have things to say if I spread the crap out... and as a wise king once said "it's better to live on the corner of a roof than with a contemptuous woman."
      Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; September 11th, 2013, 02:05 PM.
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • #63
        Originally posted by 68scott385 View Post

        I've just got to 12/12 so far. Other events creep up that affect my directive decisions.
        I'll start the 2013 part of the story by saying it ran pretty good in the early part of the year, February-April, and I could see more time behind the wheel so I figured the investment in a stereo was in order. This was just a $100 Wal-Mart cheapy Kenwood single DIN, nothing special.
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        • #64
          So the radio install is done and I go to move the car and notice a puddle of anti-freeze in the driveway.



          When I pulled the intake this is what I found.



          Twenty-five years with iron heads and anti-freeze and the intake called it quits.
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          • #65
            No one makes an intake for Oldsmobile 7A heads. The late model 7A heads incorporate swirl port technology to go along with the roller cam. The 5A heads used on earlier 307s had larger rectangular ports where the 7A heads have a square port. The gasket is the same for either. Edelbrock makes an intake for the older rectangular port heads. In the picture you can see the size of the port opening in the gasket compared to the port in the head.

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            • #66
              After some research I found a factory intake at a local core exchange. They had several to choose from and for $42 I was a happy camper. Comparison of bad & better coolant ports.

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              • #67
                ah, the beautiful view of a pennzoil motor....
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • #68
                  During the search for an intake I came across a screaming deal on a Grand National 200-4r transmission rebuilt to hold 600hp. It cam with 2700+/- stall torque converter and a warranty that starts when the transmission is installed.







                  The car has a 200-4r in it now and I decided to keep it that way because with the dual-pattern bell housing I can use the 455 Olds motor or convert to a Chevy engine.
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                    ah, the beautiful view of a pennzoil motor....
                    Not necessarily. I've had good results from Pennzoil for 30 years. I also change my oil regularly.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by 68scott385 View Post
                      Not necessarily. I've had good results from Pennzoil for 30 years. I also change my oil regularly.
                      Mom worked 45 min away, all freeway.. Weekends were country roads to grandmother's house.. Brand new Cougar in 77 or 79, nothing but Pennzoil... The sludge at 125,000 was epic! Regular oil changes..

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by 68scott385 View Post
                        Not necessarily. I've had good results from Pennzoil for 30 years. I also change my oil regularly.
                        I've done a lot of motors - all pennzoil motors look like yours... it's a different build up from the soot build up from non-pennzoil (I should say, no wax-based oils).... pennzoil motors look like a dead smoker's lungs and generally died because they spun a bearing due to an oil passage getting blocked...
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • #72
                          that looks about as nasty as the olds diesel 350 i pulled from my '82 grand prix
                          Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
                          Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

                          75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year

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                          • #73
                            When I got my flatbed, it had a flat cam.. I put in cam, lifters, intake and headers.. The lifter valley looked like that.. With the drain plug out, oil filter off, I used a parts cleaning brush and diesel.. Put it all together.. One thing I stupidly did not do was clean the exhaust crossover in the head of the coked oil.. That lasted 50,000 hard hauling miles before the pushrod ate the lifter and cam.. The valley was looking like I just cleaned it.. Used NAPA oil or Walmart oil..
                            I will never use Pennzoil or Quaker State..

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
                              Like the Tombstone... What we use!
                              How big's the wire feed? Mine's either 125 or 140.. Same brand!
                              Wire feed is adjustable (4 settings) from 33 - 88 amps. I forget the stated maximum thickness. I beveled all joints to be welded on the run-in stand and made two or more passes on each side. Looking at the discoloring pattern I'm comfortable with the penetration of the welds. The stick should have been used on that project and probably will when I make the changes to make it fit Chevy blocks.
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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                                I've done a lot of motors - all pennzoil motors look like yours... it's a different build up from the soot build up from non-pennzoil (I should say, no wax-based oils).... pennzoil motors look like a dead smoker's lungs and generally died because they spun a bearing due to an oil passage getting blocked...
                                Originally posted by Mater View Post
                                that looks about as nasty as the olds diesel 350 i pulled from my '82 grand prix
                                Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
                                When I got my flatbed, it had a flat cam.. I put in cam, lifters, intake and headers.. The lifter valley looked like that.. With the drain plug out, oil filter off, I used a parts cleaning brush and diesel.. Put it all together.. One thing I stupidly did not do was clean the exhaust crossover in the head of the coked oil.. That lasted 50,000 hard hauling miles before the pushrod ate the lifter and cam.. The valley was looking like I just cleaned it.. Used NAPA oil or Walmart oil..
                                I will never use Pennzoil or Quaker State..
                                Okay, I hear your experiences, accept mine for what they are, which are better than what you all describe. I have seen much much worse on motors that didn't have nearly as many miles. I don't know what oil this had in it.
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