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Old 11-24-2005, 01:21 PM   #81
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Something to add to your list: that tranny line beneath the vacuum modulator is fraying like a ****. It could cost you the car if you don't replace it.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:10 PM   #82
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We'll deffinately look into getting that replaced. Thanks for spotting that!
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:30 PM   #83
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Last nights stuff


After fighting the damn stud that holds the crank position sensor and the front cover on.... That thing was REALLY irritating....


We made it!


Once we got it to that point, unbolted the cam, and the shock tower. Jacked up the body of the car(had the three subframe bolts out on the pass side. Out cam the old cam! Hooray! Time for assembly finally!


Measured the base circle of the old cam and compared against the regrind. Scott took .090" off the cam(.045" off one side), we milled the heads .040". We were in spec!


So we lubed up the shaft before sticking it back into such a tight hole....

Scraped off old gasket materials so we could put parts back on the car, aside from the timing assembly(chain, gears, and tensioner).



Make sure you line up the balance shaft timing marks if you leave that thing in. We almost torqued down the cam bolt before we caught it!



Some of the crap that we still have to put back in. Not all of it, but a good portion. Getting excited! We just need that damn timing cover gasket!!!

If you notice, "someone"(I swear it wasn't me!) broke the oil pressure sender sensor off of the timing cover.... Borg/Warner came to the rescue to replace it!
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Also, ZZP seems to have sent two of the same head gasket. Are FelPro headgaskets interchangeable from left to right, or do we need to pick up new gaskets?
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They should be. I'm 99% sure the heads themselves are.
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Also, ZZP seems to have sent two of the same head gasket. Are FelPro headgaskets interchangeable from left to right, or do we need to pick up new gaskets?
For Series II they are...not sure about Series I.

The Fel-Pros have wider triangular holes for the pushrods versus GM therefore requiring only one part number with gaskets sold individually.

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Something to add to your list: that tranny line beneath the vacuum modulator is fraying like a ****. It could cost you the car if you don't replace it.
Checked into it, the line is fine. The fraying crap is just a hose sleeve. No loss of integrity.
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Pics galore!



I took a break from wrenching and let Ben do some stuffs because that'* what he does. Here is him playing with the torch.


He blasted the O2 sensor for a bit so if it was acting up, it should be better. Who knows?



Front engine cover, water pump, and motor mount re-installed. We are making headway!


First head going on after debating about the headgasket things...


Ok, my mistake. This pic was taken before we torqued the bolts down.


And the first one is done!


Setting in the bolts for the rear head. We dropped the rear manifold and downtube in prior to setting the head on.


Heads on and bolted together.... More crappy degree turns.


Lower bolted on and we are getting closer!


This one is for Nate. Cheers buddy!
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It'* alive.... ALIVE!!! We need to get Ben'* auto xray updated to show KR, and replace the brake line.... but it runs.... and it sounds... meaty!
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ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
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