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Well, she finally fired.  Cut loose the exhaust pipes opened the rusty heat riser and oiled the cylinders.  Started almost instantly.   Idled, but couldn't keep it running, I think the fuel pumps bad, had it sucking out of a gas can.   Hurry for small victories!

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On 5/7/2018 at 8:25 PM, Scott Mckenzie said:

It only gets better from here!

 

You mean like this?  Water pump was frozen, so I took it out.  Then I thought "I should have that radiator cleaned out".  Next, the a.c. condensor was exposed so I decided to have that cleaned out as well.  Then, I had so much room I thought "I bet that timing chain is original".  Yep, timing cover off (timing chain is original and sloppy - nylon gears).  Snowballs in the summer! The good news is my clamshell motor will be a breeze to reinstall.....

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                  OK Gary........might as well  pull the frame out of the car while you are  at it...........it's only 10 bolts!

Ever notice how old cars are a snowball  rolling down a steep mountain? I smell a frame off restoration in the works.

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2 hours ago, Seafoam65 said:

                  OK Gary........might as well  pull the frame out of the car while you are  at it...........it's only 10 bolts!

Ever notice how old cars are a snowball  rolling down a steep mountain? I smell a frame off restoration in the works.

Haha, noooooo!!!!  Just finished one of those.  Hoping to get away easy on this one.  Well, relatively easy.

 

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Gary, that pass. side rocker arm area looks awfully clean. Your work or was it that way?

 

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On 5/16/2018 at 7:53 PM, slosteve said:

Gary, that pass. side rocker arm area looks awfully clean. Your work or was it that way?

 

Steve

I had taken it off because I thought I may have had a stuck valve.  While I had it off I cleaned it up.  I just took it off again and took a bunch of stuff to have it hot tanked.

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So, a lot of stuff going down.  I have an early car so I did the double relay upgrade (thanks tom n seafoam65).  Video attached.  Had the radiator recored with 35% more tubes, power brake booster being rebuilt, freshening up the engine compartment, gas tank cleaned out.  Having fun!

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I also have to relate this.  I found a good old fashioned radiator shop to do the radiator.  I had checked the cost to just buy an aluminum one, about 300.  Took my original to this guy n he says "riviera?  Damn good car, last one of these I quoted, guy just put in a damn aluminum POS".  I just paid the $600.....

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