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  1. Engine is all torn down. No major surprises. Some sludge in the pan but overall pretty good. Pressure washed out all the mud in the cooling passages. Degreasing and waiting on gaskets....
  2. It's just been sitting A lot, even before you got it. 13k miles in 65 years.... I had planned on doing valve cover an oil pan gaskets just to try to keep her from ruining the new paint but the major build-up of crust in the water pump and timing cover area have me worried about the head gaskets because those were metal and there are certain passages that the head gaskets purposely block off. If those specific passages rust through I could hydrolock an engine. And while yes the same things could have happened on my blue century, that car had a hundred and fifteen thousand miles on it, so if something happened it was probably near time for a rebuild anyway. In this case I have this perfect engine already out of this car if I repainted it all stuffed it back in and then blew a head gasket you better believe I would be parking at somewhere and getting out of the hobby. I also know that that rear main seal is only rope and having sat for as long as it has I bet you it is very crispy rope. So its not just you... it's just the fact that it's a low-mileage car over all these years and the engines already out of it.
  3. Still available. I did notice one minor bubble on the underside. Make me an offer, need the cash.
  4. TTT. Last time before I buy a Fusick repop....
  5. Got one on eBay for $50. I will still try repairing the old one per Willie's instructions.
  6. Make an offer.... I need the cash and space.
  7. Listed on eBay for starting bid of $400 plus shipping. I'll cut a heck of a deal for a forum member that will use these. I need the cash for current project.
  8. Well, I'll be separating the transmission and tearing down the engine this weekend. Entire new gasket set is on the way, head gaskets to main seals. Little pro tip.... drive your cars, don't let them sit!!!
  9. So I found out today, if i'm recalling the convo correctly.... 54's had 6 veins, the 55's all had 3 veins, that were larger, and the 56 had three vein or 5 vein (for A/C). He also mentioned that the 56 is a superior pump and while it will bolt to the earlier nailheads, should only be used on the 56 timing cover due to how the water passages line up. Well if you put a 56 timing cover on a 54/55 car, you're suddenly missing cooling to the transmission. Anyhow, I'm leaning toward the flowkooler at this point...
  10. Also noticed a big difference in the 54 and 55 frames...
  11. This 13k mile car must have gotten greased every fill up....
  12. Holy Moly! $200-300 to replace that tube! @$!_!€€$?×&!!!