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 This Winters Project 
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Looks like your having lots of fun 8)

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:17 pm
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transamtom wrote:
Looks like your having lots of fun 8)


Well, its either putter around with something like this or suffer through whatever reality TV show my wife has on! Lol!

With that in mind I made good progress the past couple days!

Block cleaned up really well.

Imagereceived_10159856573995556 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

Any external fasteners got sandblasted.

Imagereceived_10159856577290556 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

It then got masked off and hit with a coat of paint.

Imagereceived_10159860728860556 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr
Imagereceived_10159860735555556 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

I'll leave it for 24 hrs or so and hit it with another coat (I can see a few light spots).

After that is complete, time to hone the cylinders, take some more measurements, and order some parts!


Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:37 pm
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Pretty pleased with the results!

ImageE7E9B8DC-51B5-4E66-BE2D-877D7E486878 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr


Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:42 pm
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The cleanup continues.

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Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:28 pm
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These are the next in my parts pile to get cleaned up, & the ones I was dreading doing the most (they don't fit in the deep fryer, Lol!)

ImageAs removed from engine by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

Thought I'd try something different to clean these up so I sprayed them down with EasyOff oven cleaner and let them soak for about an hour and a half then rinsed them off.....

ImageCleaned by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

Gotta say I'm beyond pleased with how easy they cleaned up.

After cleaning up the first one I measured the rod bearing clearance and found that they are also just a hair out of tolerance.

All the tolerances I've measured so far have been very close to being within service limits.....honestly I could likely throw this thing back together as it is and it would provide years and years of reliable service, but given that it is getting put back together with the possibility of going in my own car some day in the future, I'll take the time, spend the money (probably a couple hundred bucks at most) and build a motor that I might actually be eager to put in the car!


Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:52 pm
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One more item crossed off my list of things to do.

Not sure if the Vortec truck pan will clear an F-body subframe or not, so I decided to refinish it regardless.

ImageB62B1565-49DC-42C5-A33D-FB0BF0AD2DB2 by Shane Hewitt, on Flickr

Looks much better!

Also spent some time running a tap through every thread on this block........that's more time consuming than you may think!!

After sitting down with my spreadsheet of measurements, it appears that standard replacement rings and bearings are going to bring all the tolerances back into as new condition, so no undersize/oversize anything required which I'm happy about.

Next task will be honing the cylinders.


Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:09 am
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