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Old 03-02-2014, 08:15 PM
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I like the car - just for the extras that make it a power trip! I know you'll have a blast with it!!

I had an '82 for a summer before giving it to my son-in-law. I swapped in a 5.0 and T5 in place of the 2.3. It was fun!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:19 AM
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I'm ready to be driving it. Should have the time to finish up some loose ends this week and get it road legal.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:07 AM
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Welp, you win some and you lose some. I lost on this one. Blow head gasket... Got the top end torn down tonight. All of the parts and hardware to this point have been quality, so that's nice. Gonna do a re-seal of the entire top end. Gotta find out if the heads are warped (doubt it)... also ran across a bent rod. There goes my black convertible top fund!





A plus is the headlight buckets are perfect for storing nuts and bolts!

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Old 03-05-2014, 12:14 AM
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Bit of a bummer, sorry to hear Austin. Hey, I have the same valve cover bolts
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:26 AM
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It literally took 30 minutes to tear it down... so at least it's an easy job. Plus side is I get to make sure everything is done right, and I get a chance to check out what I can of the bottom end.

Now to decide if I want to throw away $1200 on fancy heads or not.

I'll send the bolts your way if you want some spares. I hate them with a passion.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:31 AM
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Oh, forgot to mention that I have no clue what I'm doing... this is the farthest I've ever had and engine torn down. I've been blowing up Chris' phone all day with questions.
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That's a lot of spooge in that valve cover.
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That's a lot of spooge in that valve cover.
Ah the water in oil spooge! Lol ive had that stuff come out the radiator cap of an n14 cummins when the oil cooler went out.....

Austin, not sure if im proud of ya or dissapointed, youve had the car how long? And already blew it up! Lol
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:45 AM
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I didn't do it!

Heads are off and at the machine shop to be looked over.
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Austin, spend the money on good head(s), you'll be plenty satisfied with the outcome....
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