57Century

57 Century (66R)

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2 hours ago, 57Century said:

Thanks.

Yes it is. As the engine was bored from 0.030" over to 0.040" I needed to get new pistons.

They are from egge.

Did you have to modify this set of pistons in any way after you got them?

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

If the vacuum diaphragm fails in the oil pump, the engine vacuum will suck oil up through the wiper motor and into the intake manifold, causing smoke to come out of the exhaust.  I had this happen to me on my 58.  It was only coming out of the left side exhaust.  I thought I blew a head gasket.  Thankfully Gene Reynolds was near by and "fixed" my problem by plugging that side of the wiper motor.  The smoke cleared up in about 30 minutes.

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21 hours ago, Kosage Chavis said:

Did you have to modify this set of pistons in any way after you got them?

No. Not to my knowledge. The engine shop did not mention anything.

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18 hours ago, Smartin said:

If the vacuum diaphragm fails in the oil pump, the engine vacuum will suck oil up through the wiper motor and into the intake manifold, causing smoke to come out of the exhaust.  I had this happen to me on my 58.  It was only coming out of the left side exhaust.  I thought I blew a head gasket.  Thankfully Gene Reynolds was near by and "fixed" my problem by plugging that side of the wiper motor.  The smoke cleared up in about 30 minutes.

Thanks for the info.

I remember it as being steam and not oil smoke. When I fired up the engine again after the rebuild with new pistons and head gasket it ran without any issues. Same oil/vacuum pump.

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Made some progress on distributor, paint markings, radiator setup.

Body is ready for oxide red in the bottom and paint inside.

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