NC-car-guy

How buttercup got her groove back

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3 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

This isn't rebuilt. Just new gaskets and paint.  It only has 13k miles.

 

When I took my Uncle Phil ( the model A guy) for a ride in my GS his first question was; Did you rebuild this engine?  

I looked at him and said, Uncle Phil.  This is a Buick!  It only has 50,000 on it.  Why would I rebuild it?  lol

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Tiny bit of progress......

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Had to leave the filter housing the way I found it..

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If you do paint the oil canister housing the AC oil sticker is available new I believe.  

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2 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

If you do paint the oil canister housing the AC oil sticker is available new I believe.  

Yea I had ordered it already. Just got to feeling guilty about covering up all the original....

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2 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:
5 minutes ago, avgwarhawk said:

If you do paint the oil canister housing the AC oil sticker is available new I believe.  

Yea I had ordered it already. Just got to feeling guilty about covering up all the original....

Can be done at any oil change...hard to see anyhow unless you are changing the filter.

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Just now, old-tank said:

Can be done at any oil change...hard to see anyhow unless you are changing the filter.

 

Squirrels see it easily. 😁

 

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Had broken a few French locks during removal and the bolts were totally seized to the washers. 20190715_202235.thumb.jpg.5c90b134f48c62e8e5b23d5164f78c2d.jpg10 minutes of digging around in my nailhead pile and ta-da!

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Clean these up and finish putting on my exhaust manifolds.

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Found a new fuel line in my collection...

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I dont suppose I xan get away with vintage accessories in a show?

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All I lack now is my fuel pump to block gasket, my plug wires and grommets, (unless you think those would hold up to paint stripper) and my torque tube to trans gasket.

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You are going to make those gaskets right?  If so I can send you scans of those gaskets tomorrow.

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7 minutes ago, old-tank said:

You are going to make those gaskets right?  If so I can send you scans of those gaskets tomorrow.

Make? Last time I made a gasket I wound up very frustrated.   I suppose I could though.

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Copy the PDF to your computer then open.  Print "actual size" in the print dialogue.

I rough cut from the paper it is printed on then glue to the gasket paper with mailing label cement, then cut out.

Even fragments of gaskets can be taped (clear) to a sheet of paper then scanned.  Greasy gaskets can be put into a clear plastic bag to protect the scanner.

But don't just select copy...print to a file and select actual size.

Frustrated?  That's the way I was when I took a course in "Tape and Scissors" :D

 

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Can't you just cut gasket material to approximate size, hold up to the block and tap with a small hammer to imprint the mounting boss outline?  Then simply cut along the lines --voila!  ;)

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1 hour ago, EmTee said:

Can't you just cut gasket material to approximate size, hold up to the block and tap with a small hammer to imprint the mounting boss outline?  Then simply cut along the lines --voila!  ;)

Yes I did that before scanners.

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The heart is back in the Buick. A few electrical shocks to make it beat again. 

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I'm definitely glad the fenders are off..... This is a heavy beast to manuever back into place.  Thanks @old-tank for the gasket patterns.  Of course when I was putting tools away yesterday I found the baggie with the gaskets I was missing! 😏

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Ive spent the last 3 f*#!$! Hours trying to get the torque tube back in the transmission. In 20 years I've never had one fight me so much. The new torque ball seal makes is hard to move around too.  Tomorrow I'll try loosening the torque ball bolts to see if I can get just the right angle. f_&!"!\÷__*_$!!!!!

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 So you did put a new torque ball kit in, good! Are you using guide bolts 

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1 minute ago, MrEarl said:

 So you did put a new torque ball kit in, good! Are you using guide bolts 

No guide bolts.  Never needed em. I always have somebody wiggle the wheels back and forth as they push the rear axle forward and I lay under the transmission and make sure it goes on.

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38 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:

No guide bolts.  Never needed em. I always have somebody wiggle the wheels back and forth as they push the rear axle forward and I lay under the transmission and make sure it goes on.

If you go it alone use the guide pins. I learned the hard way. 

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Walk away.  Do something else.

Mine fought me for 2 days when I did the transmission a few months ago.  You probably heard me cussing all the way to NC.

I hate engaging splines and flare fittings.

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47 minutes ago, old-tank said:

Lube always helps.

Im going to loosen the torque ball bolts tonight to gain a little more flex I hope.

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