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#1066361 - 05/10/20 07:16 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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You should put them on your kitchen table so they get looked at for the next week. SO PRETTY, like fresh flowers on the table. Once buried in the engine you will never see them again.
They almost look like a carbon copy of the JE slugs in my engine. Haven't seen them in 13 years, hope you have the same luck.
Bob


Can you get me a steering arm angle number?

Fedex dropped me a gift today also, 14 new grips for my golf clubs. I like your package more than mine.

#1066369 - 05/11/20 03:11 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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#1066374 - 05/11/20 02:28 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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Lol...


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#1066399 - 05/13/20 09:50 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Originally Posted by mmc427ss


Can you get me a steering arm angle number?



Shoot, I forgot. Old age thing... I'll try a bit later...


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#1066421 - 05/15/20 03:28 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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My engine builder mocked the rotating assembly up and had to clearance the block a bit more than GM did to make room for the H Beam rods. He then sent it to a friend to get honed to size and washed. Once it's back, reassembly will commence.

I struggled for 3 days to get my leaky power steering pump replaced, had a hard time replicating the clocking and fitting of the old pump. Still not sure how a 1984 K10 pump and bracket made it onto my car but it now has a brand spanking newly re-manufactured pump in it's place. Cross your fingers it doesn't leak...

Other than that, holding pattern here. Things are loosening up but we are homebound still because a pup had ACL surgery and needs constant watching during early recovery. Hope you all are well... And that things get back to normal for all of us sooner than later.


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#1066488 - 05/19/20 11:34 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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One step forward, two steps back.

Got this text from my builder today.

The crank is going to need the rods ground .010 it has one thousands taper on 5/6 and just over a half thousands out of round. It wouldn't take long and the bearing would look like the one that just came out. I will check and see what it's going to cost n let you know.

This is the forged crank that I built this engine around...snd was balanced almost perfectly yesterday.

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That was with flywheel and pressure plate attached. Clutch was 38 grams out of balance.


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#1066500 - 05/20/20 11:47 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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What's another $200 right? **rolleyes**

BTW, GM jacked their crate enginr prices WAY up recently...


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#1066503 - 05/21/20 02:05 AM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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It's only money.
That engine is internal or external balance? You know there are 28 grams to an ounce.

We knew the rebuild was going to be expensive to do right, all those nickel and dime costs add up, in today's dollar it's 50 and 100. I estimate to throw a cam in my engine 3K wouldn't cover it. Just a refresh of the shortblock and a new set of rods eats most of that. The build is now 13 years old, lots of nickel and dime items would be needed

You're getting close.
Bob

#1066511 - 05/21/20 02:11 PM Re: SSLance's Build thread [Re: SSLance]  
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So when they went to a one piece rear main seal crank, OEM design was internal balance up front, external balance at rear of crank. This is why it is so crucial to balance crank WITH the flywheel or flexplate you are going to use bolted on. We took it a step further and balanced the clutch pressure plate as well.

Crank has been shipped to Colorado to be ground. Looking at two weeks before it'll be back. At least this explains the oil pressure drop and bearing wear Ive seen twice now at #5/6 rod journal.


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