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 Back in a Formula Again 
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I already pretty much knew what I was going to find when I cut the old filter apart this morning given the drastic change in oil pressure I observed, however, suspicion confirmed. I noted a very thin film of that gray pasty stuff you get when breaking in a new motor covering most of the filter media...…..filter plugged.


Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:34 am
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Now that the new motor is all sorted out I went out with Track Addict this afternoon to see how it stood vs the old motor.

Given how much nicer to drive & more civilized this motor is, I'm very pleased to find out that its actually quicker too!

Image2018-09-12_01-52-22 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr


Not sure why the 330' stats didn't show up......they were 6.06 @ 64.5 MPH.

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Image20180912-131348 Drag Run - Quarter Mile - 13.823 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr


Note that I've modified the tach to show distance travelled rather than RPM.


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Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm
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That is the cleanest this car has ever tested!! I'm pleased all of my hard work building the new motor, putting it in the car and tuning it achieved what it was supposed to! Very happy I get to drive my baby for 2 more years now (maybe they'll scrap the etest in the meantime!)




Well seems I called that one!

https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/ ... rive-clean

A little annoyed at all the work and expense I had to go through in order to pass only to have the program scrapped, but on the upside I would expect that classic cars in the 1988 to 1996 timeframe will become more desirable now that the owners won't have to deal with emission testing anymore.


Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:43 am
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I know. Never saw it coming. Glad that they decided to scrap it.


auto_god wrote:
auto_god wrote:

That is the cleanest this car has ever tested!! I'm pleased all of my hard work building the new motor, putting it in the car and tuning it achieved what it was supposed to! Very happy I get to drive my baby for 2 more years now (maybe they'll scrap the etest in the meantime!)




Well seems I called that one!

https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/ ... rive-clean

A little annoyed at all the work and expense I had to go through in order to pass only to have the program scrapped, but on the upside I would expect that classic cars in the 1988 to 1996 timeframe will become more desirable now that the owners won't have to deal with emission testing anymore.


Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:29 pm
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Corp Z wrote:
This thread is still solid gold. Sadly theres no one left to see it. Cant wait to see the rest



I suspect that there are still a lot of lurkers as the views of this thread are currently in excess of 55,000.


Now up to 63,000 views.....clearly there are lots of people on here still, sadly none of them care to post anything!


Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:19 am
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Given that the amount of time I've been able to be out enjoying the car has diminished to almost nothing, I've been spending some free time here and there working on bringing the original engine back to life.

Image247C3796-14BC-4392-8DD2-5DDB7EC34D28 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

New cam bearings installed and the original L98 cam is back in her original home.


Image24CB30AB-37D4-4677-BBFA-E601CD5D2ECD by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

New main bearing installed and the crank set back in place.

Brand new oil pump to replace the one that started the whole issue to begin with.

Should have a new rear main seal installed tonight......then its time to start file fitting rings. I hate that part! Lol!

Hopefully within a week or so of fiddling around in the evenings the bottom end should be bolted up and ready to........sit on my engine stand standing by just in case.


Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:17 pm
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One bank with all the pistons back in their original homes equipped with new rings and rod bearings/

Image2018-11-09_03-05-28 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

If I get ambitious perhaps the other bank will get done this weekend.


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