Garysriv

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  1. Garysriv

    Clarks customers

    Been a clarks customer for over 40 years, love them.
  2. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    On its way to the machine shop. First glance they agreed crank was great, but looks like it will need a bore, so ill need to find some oversize pistons......
  3. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Chevy Corvair 2,4,6 on the drivers side, Chevy exception. Of course the motor is effectively in there backwards.....
  4. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Hahaha, that's what he told me was the reason he put them on backwards! Never owned a Chevy (except corvair) so how would I know!
  5. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Yep, gotta keep an eye on him. Brought him my pontiac stuff and he mounted the pistons on the rods backwards. Pontiac driver side is 1,3,5,7 Chevys are like buick, driver side is 2,4,6,8...
  6. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Oh, absolutely, I would never put a motor back together with the same bearings. Its just nice to see they're smooth and I think with crank polish I can use std bearings again. At a minimum new bearings, rings, cam, lifters, pushrods.
  7. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Cylinders look very.......smooth. No scores, but maybe too polished. Good spec to know, the .007, will pass along to the shop. He does a lot of fords n Chevy. The last registration sticker on the car windshield is 1975! It may have been started after that, but not driven much.
  8. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Well, I tore the shortblock completely down today. Good news is all the serious stuff looks good. Crank will just need a polish, rod bearings look very good. Once I got all the pistons out the crank itself turned super smoothly. The piston rings were compressed and frozen. My guess was the oil rings, but they were fine. The top 2 compression rings are stuck. I tried taking one out, and it came out in pieces. The pistons themselves are great, and float nice on the pins. One piston is cracked though, but I think I did it getting it out Anyway, ordered some cam bearings and once I get them will take to the shop for a flux and see if I need a bore. Hoping to get away with a ridge ream and a fresh hone. I'll get some pics of before parts n attach tomorrow.
  9. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Hahaha, I hear you, but no can do. This was supposed to be quick and dirty...
  10. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Well, pulled the motor today, cam out pretty easy. Side benefit, will be much easier to replace the brake lines! Also frees up a lot more space to do some degreasing and cleanup. Will bring the block and crank to the machine shop this week, then the heads once I get the block back....
  11. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Update. After some underside cleanup i put the gastank in and ran new Inline Tube gas lines (perfect bends by the way). So I did get gas and oil thing and it actually ran linger than it ever has and slowly tightened up. Did it a couple more times and no improvement, so I started the tear down. When i took out the left side head bolts, they were milky, and it Looks like maybeihad ahead gasket leaking water into the cylinders. Maybe they were being washed with water.....anyway, I will be pulling the motor this weekend and doing a rebuild over the next couple months.
  12. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Haha, wow, that sounds messy! Got a few things to ponder....going out of town for a couple days. I purposely left the ps pump and ac compressor off knowing I may need to pull the motor. Was hoping the Red Sea would part! I think before I leave I will try a helping of MMO in the cylinders for a week, then a couple tries of gas and oil. If same result, out she comes.....
  13. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Haha, wow, that sounds messy! Got a few things to ponder....going out of town for a couple days. I purposely left the ps pump and ac compressor off knowing I may need to pull the motor. Was hoping the Red Sea would part! I think before I leave I will try a helping of MMO in the cylinders for a week, then a couple tries of gas and oil. If same result, out she comes.....
  14. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    Most all if what has been suggested has been done. Exhaust disconnected and frozen heat riser opened. Engine has new timing chain and fuel pump pulling out of a remote gas can with the return line also pumping back into the can. Timing and dwell are set. Idles fine and sounds good when running. Has good oil pressure. Seems like after I oil the bores and start it, it then burns off that oil and doesnt replace it.....
  15. Garysriv

    Gas and Oil

    They don't seem to be, took the rockers shafts off, all the valves seem free. When it runs it idles nice, no strange sounds.