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Old 11-18-2007, 09:09 PM   #91
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maybe the superduper ultra top secret hush hush goverment gag ordered supercharger coating
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maybe the superduper ultra top secret hush hush goverment gag ordered supercharger coating
Nope. But let'* not waste a page trying to guess. You'll see in a couple days.
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Keep up the great work, you are a true hero to the series1 L67 world. and a slight inspiration to us N/A guys too
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Funny turn of events today. I dropped off the valve covers for coating, and I'm now holding my breath and hoping for no Magnesium in the alloy.

A couple hours later, my boss (who owns a 95 Buick Riviera) asked me if my new motor had the stud for the torque-axis mount still in the block. His got buggered up yesterday while changing a water pump.

The new motor donates to another 95 Buick Riv, before it even gets installed in my own car.
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Shoulda told him to replace it with a bolt. Makes future work easier.
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My house was on the way home. Not many places sell 12mm bolts.
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Lowes has them in Grade 8.
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We don't have a Lowe'* within 100 miles.

Two Home Depot'* within 20, but they don't go over M8.
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Haven't done much this week, mostly due to waiting for all the parts to arrive. As usual (some of you know the history), the W-body store is notoriously slow, and failed to list something on their site as BACKORDERED FOR MONTHS and are due to arrive 'ANY DAY'. The backorder may be out of their control, but the site and product documentation is directly in their control. They agreed to ship the remainder of the order, and ship that last part seperately when it arrives.

In the meantime, I have ALMOST all the parts, pieces, and hardware I need for the motor swap and the other goodies. I've put a delay on one of the goodies for the time being (back on the list if I win the lottery tomorrow).

In the meantime, I got that broken bolt out of the block from the timing chain cover removal. Sanded it flat with the angle grinder and a sanding pad, center-punched it, drilled it out, and used an easy-out (screw/bolt extractor):

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I'm very close to pulling the motor from the Zilla. It'* hard to actually DO it, considering the car is running pretty darn well right now, in spite of the internal damage. It just won't quit. I have at least one bad lifter (probably two), a possible spun bearing developing, and at least one popped piston. The car still runs with retarded timing (from my happy box), and a 2.5" pulley. And runs damn well.

The semi-solid motor mount is working out FANTASTICALLY. Love it. Give that one a green light.
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The semi-solid motor mount is working out FANTASTICALLY. Love it. Give that one a green light.

This is awesome to hear, and I have everything to do it except the one thing that is impossible to find so far. That poly bushing. Where the he** do I find one of those Will? You wouldn't happen to have an extra one around? If you do just put it on Boosty'* tab. He knows why.
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