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Old 04-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #121
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Thats the good thing about 3800'*, with proper oil changes, they are not hard on bearings.. 3800'*( all of them ) have always been know for being very low friction engines.. You will almost never hear of a 3800 killing off a piston ring... Just about unheard of..

Same reason we left Brads bearings alone on the newer motor... The bearings looked like brand new..

Glad to see the Bearings and cylinder bores look sooo good... Had a chance to drool at the cylinder bores of an L36 in the JY.... There was nothing for wear.. It was pristine.... Makes me thing my L36 will live a long life... You have made me feel a ton better about my 155k

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:13 PM   #122
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I liked what I saw and the perfectly clean engine (sludge free) made the mechanic, machinist and myself all very happy. About 2 years ago there was a little sludge on the various parts. Mobil 1 and a good filter every 3,000 miles does wonders. Sure it lasts longer and you can go further on it. CorvetteCrazy and myself both saw cleaner motors the next time we opened them up.

Offhand..anyone know what size NPT a standard coolant sensor is? (mid 90'* 5.7 TBI motor is the exact fit....seems to be 11/16 or 3/4 NPT)
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #123
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Bill, I have a ticket stub that says # 2, does that mean I'm the second person to get a ride in your car at NEBF? Mick'* stub says #1..........


Way da go Bill, it'* comming along great. Can't wait to see the finished project.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:51 PM   #124
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Frank and Mick.. right now the car is ready if you have your Flintstone power read and extra shoe leather to burn.

Back to reality.
A couple of the guys from Advance stopped over Saturday night about 11:30pm (yes..I live that close) and I placed an order for head bolts and head gaskets at that time.

Called Ed Morad today and he'* got an L67 piston/connecting rod on it'* way to me already. Can't ever mention how helpful he and the Intense folks are for parts, great service and overall satisfaction to the customer. It'* great to know when all heck breaks loose you have a some good lifelines if needed.

Dan is checking into rings for one piston. If not..all will get reringed.
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Jeez Boost, I didn't know you were going THAT crazy. I've got some catching up to do.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:52 PM   #126
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I've done a fair amount of research and will have a temp sensor in my intake, similar to Silverbullets. Supposed to be extremely accurate.

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Wasn't the easiest thing to sneak in there nice and straight, but worth it. Sensor cost $12 At the least I'll be running this to my Aeroforce and enjoying being able to read the temps off one of the analog inputs. At the best..well..some things are best kept quiet..
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Nice! If I utilize the other imput besides fuel pressure, this one could likely be it!

What'* with the other thingy on the left in the last pic?
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One question, How does the aeroforce gauge know how to interpert the millivolts that the sensor puts out to make a accurate reading?
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I'm pretty sure you enter a "code" to let the gauge know what it'* reading. I think Aeroforce can provide the necessary calibration codes (i.e. slope, intercept) to enter.
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You bet Bob.. The Aeroforce comes with a couple analongs, you merely program in what it should expect and poof..magic.

Picked up the head bolts yesterday. Head gaskets and rings to come in over the next couple days.

A tidbit of knowledge, many of the larger base sensors GM uses are (according to the packaging etc) a 3/8 NPT tap. This should never be confused with 3/8 of an inch.
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