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'51 Chieftain - On The Road


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  • PhilAndrews changed the title to '51 Chieftain - On The Road
2 hours ago, PhilAndrews said:

Tonight, gave the car an oil change. What came out was dirty and that greyish thin of a lot of gas having gotten past the rings. 

So much more smooth now. I'd forgotten how quiet this motor is with fresh oil in.

 

Phil

pretty much the only thing you would hear, is the air being moved by the radiator fan, and the smooth steady light ticking of 16 solid mechanical lifters.

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12 minutes ago, pontiac1953 said:

pretty much the only thing you would hear, is the air being moved by the radiator fan, and the smooth steady light ticking of 16 solid mechanical lifters.

Yup, that's how it's gone back to being. It's nice to hear, like a sewing machine.

 

Phil

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Doesn't drive too badly, all things given.

 

 

Bands in the gearbox need changing, they squeak on gentle uptake until the oil has gotten around; that I'm going to have to pull the gearbox apart to fix, and the exhaust needs another couple supports to stop the clunks and bangs over bumps.

 

Not too bad of a list really.

 

Phil

 

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Has to reroute the oil gauge and wiper vacuum pipes. Because they were talking a route closer to the engine I made a little bracket to support them before they left for the body.

Made up a bracket for the lower end of the pipe but it's a little thick, need to find some thinner metal and make another.

 

Phil

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