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    Retired Sand & Gravel Owner/Operator

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  1. I need to replace the exhaust manifold gaskets on the LEFT bank of my 371 engine. What do I need to do in order to get at the BOLTS? Every thing appears to be in the way. I was thinking maybe I need to unbolt the motor mounts and jack the engine up??? BUT figured maybe someone on the forum could make a BETTER suggestion. At least one bolt will require a BOLT REMOVER--the head is so rusted there is no longer much of a head for a socket to grab hold of. I really did not expect a simple job of replacing exhaust manifold gaskets to be winding up a major rebuild. Any help will be VERY MUCH appreciated. Pitman
  2. Thank-you VERY MUCH: THAT INFO MAKES ME FEEL MUCH BETTER: I will adjust as you suggest and once HOT will really adjust them to the correct setting. Pitman
  3. Thank-you---I placed it under CHEVROLET to see what happens. Pitman
  4. 194--- in-line 6 engine. I need to set up the rack. I know the proper lash for both the intake and exhaust WHEN NOT ------But I wish to set them COLD. I have read a couple suggestions. (1) add .002 to both. (2) add .005 to both. My rockers need a starting point in order to start the engine--- they are totally OFF and I would appreciate any advice. I would like to know from someone I can trust as to what settings would work best---and not do damage to my engine. THANKS FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS IN ADVANCE. Pitman
  5. 194--- in-line 6 engine. I need to set up the rack. I know the proper lash for both the intake and exhaust WHEN NOT ------But I wish to set them COLD. I have read a couple suggestions. (1) add .002 to both. (2) add .005 to both. I would like to know from someone I can trust as to what settings would work best---and not do damage to my engine. THANKS FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS IN ADVANCE. Pitman
  6. Is this still for sale? Is it a BUZZER or AHOOGA TYPE?.DOES IT WORK? LISTED AS FOR PARTS?? THIS IS THE AD I WAS REFERRING TO. Pitman
  7. Thank-you That helps answer my questions. Pitman
  8. Has anyone installed the Spal 30130012 rubber flaps on their fan shroud? I am curious if they are effective---- and a little more info on custom installation. How much opening is advised behind the flap? how many rivets on each flap ? I only have space at the bottom of the shroud--will they still work not having circulation at the top as well? Thanks---hope someone has used flaps on their shroud and can answer me. Pitman
  9. I replaced the stock 330 engine in my 1964 Olds. Cutlass with a 1975 Oldsmobile 455 engine from a Delta 88-Royale. I installed a new water pump but used all the pulleys from my 330 engine onto the 455. I installed a 26" double pass aluminum radiator purchased from SPEEDWAY. In highway I am running about 200 degrees--in city it tries to climb as high as 230--UNACCEPTABLE. I WAS WONDERING IF MAYBE I NEED A high volume PUMP INSTEAD OF A STOCK WATER PUMP??? We kind of figure the issue seems to be water flow!!! Discharge temp is upward to the high limits stated---but the bottom hose registers about 190 degrees. I can accept the fact my water temp gauge may be inaccurate--but not by as much as indicated. I DO NOT have a fan shroud--haven't figured out how to build one for the engine fan and my modified radiator installation---BUT not sure the issue is the air flow any way. Anyone ever encounter an issue like this???I really need some suggestions before I just start changing things. The engine runs excellent--and does not spit out coolant from the overflow as expected with the indicated TEMPS.---SO it really puzzles me as to why the TEMP IS SO HIGH---ALSO THE TRANSMISSION COOLER IS SEPERATE FROM THE RADIATOR SO THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. Any help will be VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. Thanks, Pitman
  10. Thank-you---look like I will have my work cut out for me!!! Pitman
  11. Thank you for the reply: I have been unsuccessful in my search for a 330 engine--SO I found a DONOR car with a 455 engine and th400 tranny--so that will, in the long run, be my SWAP. Hoped to stay original--BUT LIFE GOES ON--will keep what I remove for the next GUY if he wants it after I die. Again thanks for the info. PITMAN
  12. I wish to replace the 330 engine in my 1964 F-85 Cutlass.I Am looking for a running or remanufactured 1964 330 engine--- BUT ALSO MIGHT CONSIDER REPLACING WITH A LATER MODEL OLDS 350. Does anyone know if a later model 350 will install without difficulties? I really would prefer to keep it ORIGINAL--therefore a 330 would be desired. Any leads to an engine would be appreciated as well as the info asked about in regards to the 350 swap. Thanks, Pitman
  13. thank-you for the info Pitman
  14. I have an electrolock for, I believe, a 1930 Chevy since it has 3 terminals. MY QUESTION: will this work on MY 1929 CHEVROLET?? and if so--HOW WOULD IT BE WIRED?
  15. Thank-you---will give both a try. Pitman