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6 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

@sebastian I am surprised you did not paint the timing chain cover.  It would have been painted from the factory, although many people who look at it will not realize, or care, about that. . 

As well as the balancer.  BUT, not to say that this is not just as nice as your other work.

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10 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

@sebastian I am surprised you did not paint the timing chain cover.  It would have been painted from the factory, although many people who look at it will not realize, or care, about that. . 

 

3 hours ago, RivNut said:

As well as the balancer.  BUT, not to say that this is not just as nice as your other work.

 

hello, original the casing did not paint, it is a new but the casing I had original was not painted in the factory.
That's why I did not paint it, because of origin he did not paint ;) .

thank you  RivNut :) , I painted the balancer , I just have to go back ;) 
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Well, 

7 hours ago, sebastienbuick said:

but the casing I had original was not painted in the factory.

 

IT may have been missing when you got the car, but my experience after several of the 69 Buicks is that the timing chain cover was painted red at the factory. Often times the red paint was very thin, and in many the red paint would easily flake off the aluminum,  so if the engine was ever washed it may have come off, but it was painted at the factory.  But I agree with RivNut.   You have done a lot of beautiful work on this car!  And however you present it,  it will look great!  

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Sebastian,

 

I agree John in his post.  Someone probably replaced the front cover at some previous time and did not repaint it.  Here's a picture of a 430 in another car.

 

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21 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

Well, 

 

IT may have been missing when you got the car, but my experience after several of the 69 Buicks is that the timing chain cover was painted red at the factory. Often times the red paint was very thin, and in many the red paint would easily flake off the aluminum,  so if the engine was ever washed it may have come off, but it was painted at the factory.  But I agree with RivNut.   You have done a lot of beautiful work on this car!  And however you present it,  it will look great!  

 

Thank you :) , I did not know that originally the timing cover was painted. When I bought the car, there was still the original timing cover, it was not painted and was in very bad condition. So I buy a new timing case.
Here are the pictures of the engine when I buy the car, everything was original and we can see that the timing cover was not painted.
I have a friend who has remade his V8 455 from his Riviera GS 71 and he has not painted it either.
I do not know why mine was not painted, there is no old trace of painting disappointed : /
 
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Then a year later I had repainted the engine and I had installed a new crankcase and water pump
 
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Then, excuse me for not following your advice for the red paint of the timing cover :( , I started like this (do not paint the timing cover), and I continue like that.
Excuse me again :( 

So then I apply "Rustol" to protect the aluminum of the timing case and that the aluminum is less porous.
 
 
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I then reassemble the oil filter
 
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Reassembly of the damper pulley
 
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Then I presented my new silentblocs engine on the chassis (note the excessive dust on the chassis :( )
 
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My new silentblocs go very well :) 
Here is where I have the Buick to date.
If all goes well, next weekend the engine is in the car, for my birthday :) 
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15 hours ago, zipdang said:

That will be a great birthday gift! You don't need to apologize for anything on your car. You are doing a fantastic job!

 

Thank you very much zipdang :) , yes normally tomorrow I put the engine in the car :) 
it will be a nice gift for me :) 
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Good evening to all, some news of this weekend.
So always on the engine, reassembly of the exhaust collectors
 
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Then after raising the electric harnesses on the engine, reassembling the engine supports and setting up the engine on the goat
 
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At the turn of the igniter, I remained to clean it and pass it to the " Rustol "
 
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With its new seal
 
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Reassembling the igniter, the spark plugs and I start to connect the electrical harness to the car.
With always dust everywhere even after cleaning everything up a few days before :(
 
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4 hours ago, zipdang said:

FANTASTIC! Will you actually be able to use that towel as intended or just admire it instead? 😜

 

Normally she is made to serve, but I am afraid of damaging her in the sand ^^  .
I will try once this summer :) 
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Good evening to all, here are some news of this weekend, with the reassembly of various engine parts.
 
Reassembly of the alternator support with the ground wire
 
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Reassembly of the "pump" for the shock absorber compressor, at the rear of the engine
 
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Then I noticed that my red wire of the coil was not in super condition towards the end and that the lugs of the "-" and the "+" were not very beautiful either (nevertheless I look at my beam more of one time).

So I replace a piece of wire and these pods
 
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and reassembling (I sanded the contact part of the braid to the crate, I will make a touch of paint soon)
 
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After reassembling other small pieces, I reassembled the igniter head with the candle wires
 
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Then that's what I did this weekend .

I could not do too much work on it on Saturday, I did touch-ups of paintings, finish a few tightenings and a few odds and ends.
Then in the morning my godfather switched to Renault 5 Alpine 1981, then in the afternoon a friend passed in Cadillac Eldorado 1969, and finally, in the late afternoon a friend passed in Ford T 1924 :wub:
 
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Then, Sunday, a mechanic friend passed in Toyota Corolla 1975, and gave me a big helping hand to adjust the ignition (master cylinder 1 at the top, ...) and then set the head of lighter.

And then we try to start, and the first shot of starter ... it STARTS !!!! I was really happy to hear it again :)
He tried to fine tune the ignition but difficult to do it with the vacuum circuit not connected, the 5v only to the coil, and especially because the cooling circuit did not go up and so we stopped engine to avoid heating it .
 
 
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