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Old 04-22-2007, 10:32 PM   #411
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ARGH!!!!!!

Dude this crap has to stop! Are you going to continue to diagnose or take the engine back?

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Old 04-22-2007, 10:46 PM   #412
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It was a long day Saturday. Within 12-13 hours we had the 'new' motor running. We made good time considering the amount of work we did.

It fired right up the first time at 1:00am. Oil pressure was great at 60psi. As Bill stated, it didn't fire up right away the second time (and a couple other times as well). He let it run for a bit and shut it off. Before we went for a drive Sunday afternoon for the first time, oil pressure was great every time it was started up.

That being said, I was optimistic. The slight KR he was reading was the only issue at the time, besides the possible water pump gasket. I really was hoping for the best. The sudden drop in oil pressure was unexpected, though we knew anything was possible. As soon as we pulled in the driveway the CHECK GAUGES light came on. Oil pressure was around 15, and on medium throttle you could hear the beginnings of bottom end knock.

It definitely is a huge disappointment that this engine didn't work out. I've only helped out with this once, so I can see how this can be discouraging for Bill. I'll be heading up this week to help put the junker back together. Then it'* time for the next engine. A possible upside to this is a chance to get a motor with even lower miles too (not that 130,000 was bad if it was a good one).

Bill, I'm glad to be your assistant until we're golden.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:12 PM   #413
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The way we are going...we will be golden brown in the middle of summer and still working on it..

I had a chocolate shake and my mood has perked up a bit. Also cleaned up a little around the house and that makes me feel better.

On the motor.. it has a 6 month warranty. It'll be going back for another, possibly as early as Tuesday. Will call tomorrow and find out how things work.

Got a few pics from the last day
Pete cleaning up, he was moving fast..I'm surprised the camera caught him.

Hey Pete..want to swap another motor?

Looks good huh?
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:21 PM   #414
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Oh..the vid we all wanted
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So I get this call this afternoon.

"The hoist is ready!!"
"Hoist?" (I'm thinking it'* someone from work that saw my HOIST WANTED ad)
"Yeah, we got the engine in and it'* running!"
"Huh? Who is this?"
"Bill, Bill Bostick"
"Oh, Bill Hollis." (Thinking it'* my sister'* husband. He'* been working on his 68 Mustang)
"Yeah. It'* running good." (he musta misheard me like I misheard him)
"Ok, good." (at this point my wife starts trying to talk to me cause she wants to know if Bill is coming over to help with my car so she can watch my neice and nephew, so at this point I've got a Bill in one ear and a wife in the other)
Bill keeps trying to talk to me, my wife keeps trying to talk to me, I'm trying to listen to Bill, but I guess I wasn't doing to well.

"You sound busy, I'll let you go"
"uhh, ok."

I didn't realize who I was talking to until I looked back at the phone number. I musta sounded so confused. Sorry, Bill.


So things musta gone south after you called? I would be so depressed. That really sucks. And trust me, don't use that engine with low pressure. You just end up swapping... again...
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Car looks good atleast
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Car looks good atleast
No kidding eh!

John...lol I could hear the wife going on and on and figured as any friend would "I should let him go"...lol

South...yeah.. it took a dive for sure.
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time for the L32 Long block and get the **** over with
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That sucks.

At least you found a name for the Bonneville...

Nightmare

You usually have the habit of nicknaming other members and having it stick...it'* my turn to make that name for your Bonneville STICK!

Third time'* a charm eh?
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3rd time'* the charm?

EDIT: maybe it was from a white car originally?
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