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Old 17-07-2013, 10:00 PM
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Any updates Jason??
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Old 20-07-2013, 09:17 PM
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Any updates Jason??
Waiting for mod approval. Suspected slight head gasket leak so pulled the heads, had them check out & decked. Engine is faily new, supposed to be less than 1,000 miles. See below. All I was told about engine checks out so far
Getting intake ceramic coated while it is off. Also received aust std seat belts from Morris Classic Concepts. The plastic reel covers were badly scratched but Billy from MMC has been great & will be sending new ones.
Also just bought a Detroit Speed wiper motor.
Hopefully all back together next weekend.
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Old 20-07-2013, 10:00 PM
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Wow sounds like you have some wicked plans for an already very nice machine!
I didnt know DSE did a wiper motor, just checked it out and I think I am with you... I want one!
I bought one of their steering boxes and look forward to a more positive steering feel with it. Am doing a bunch of stuff to mine ATM as well...

Look forward to more updates. Oh and load more pics please
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Old 21-07-2013, 10:00 AM
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Check out the Newport Engineering wiper motors too - couple I threads here if search. Nice looking pistons compared to the flatties I uncovered recently . Look fwd to updates
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:17 PM
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Good news & bad news....
Heads back on, fitted DSE wiper motor, Speedirect clutch linkages, MCC seatbelts, all engineered & licensed with 454, TK0600, 17" wheels, Wilwood brakes, seatbelts, Ididit column. Photos below.
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Now the bad news......water still in No1 cylinder. Engine to some out soon & pulled apart to see what is going on. Probably cracked block
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 PM
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Nice ride there, certainly looks the goods! Bet it gets up and boogies with the 5 spd 454.
Sucks about the motor though, hopefully isn't too bad :/
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:52 AM
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Now the bad news......water still in No1 cylinder. Engine to some out soon & pulled apart to see what is going on. Probably cracked block
Ouch that sucks...now you have to avoid the temptation of going bananas on a hi-po weapon. The old "well while it's out why don't we......."
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:45 PM
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Jason great to hear you've got it licenced I hope the engine fix goes smoothly.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:29 PM
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Thanks guys. I am really disappointed about the engine but want to sort it out ASAP.

Budget won't allow things to get out of control. Depending on teardown result I will try & limit it to a new block. May have to extend it to rods & pistons if I go to a Dart block with 4.5/4.6" bore....

Let me know if anyone has a block available that may suit.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:10 PM
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Thanks guys. I am really disappointed about the engine but want to sort it out ASAP.

Budget won't allow things to get out of control. Depending on teardown result I will try & limit it to a new block. May have to extend it to rods & pistons if I go to a Dart block with 4.5/4.6" bore....

Let me know if anyone has a block available that may suit.
Crickey! this sounds all too familiar... mine had the crate engine that lasted about 9 months then nek minute... water out exhaust so heads off to reveal crack in cylinder wall. I hope yours isnt that bad.

Good luck and all I can say...12 months later... and still not back on road, is be patient with it and enjoy the build
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:55 AM
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Wow mate that sucks. I was scrolling down with a bit of jealously at the sight of the big block, then to find out the heart is leaking, spewin!.
Maybe you can get a cheap donor engine to keep it on the road?
I know if it was me, that would make the new engine build much more fun and exciting, rather than rushed and frustrating. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:34 PM
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Well it has been a long time between posts....short story is that after the engine issue was discovered I then found the floor had some major rust that had been hidden by fiberglass matting & body deadener.
Pulled the car apart & there is has sat for over 2 yrs while I stew over it.
Just got keen again, built a dolly for it & sent it to Greg at Stripped Bare to sort it out.
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Now it is in the hands of Mark at Allbrite.
It will get a new full floor, quarters, trunk floor, trunk lid & partial flat firewall. Doors, sills & guards were not too bad.
I will keep you guys posted on progress...
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:35 PM
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Thanks also to Greg Hogan for the great job & advice.
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As shocking as a stripped car body is sometimes, at least you know what is there.
We found a few "issues" when we stripped our Camaro but now we know it is all good under the paint.

Good luck with the rebuild.
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