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Username Post: Engine Pulling at Thadds        (Topic#303539)
WagonCrazy 
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10-10-13 10:45 PM - Post#2390027    

How many of you guys are planning to be at Thadds in Palos Verdes on Saturday 10/19 to pull the big block out of his nomad?

So far it's
WagonCrazy (Paul)
HYPR (Bob)

list yourself here if you plan to come. Thadd needs a bit of a headcount since theres BBQ afterwards involved...

57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 




Nailheadv8 
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10-11-13 11:04 AM - Post#2390121    
    In response to WagonCrazy

I will be there too.
I am bringing the cherry picker.
I am looking forward to it.
We had a great time last time.



A PROUD MEMBER OF THE BABY BLUE T-SHIRT BROTHERHOOD


 
HYPR 
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Age: 67
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10-11-13 09:42 PM - Post#2390273    
    In response to Nailheadv8

George,
Did he get a new bottom end?
I am thinking if he did we can swap the top end over to the new bottom end and reinstall it back into the car the same day.
Bob

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222599
To be born a Redneck is by chance, to live as one is by choice!
Preserving the Redneck tradition one day at a time!


 
swbatt 
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10-12-13 06:52 AM - Post#2390317    
    In response to HYPR

I am trying to swap a day at work, and hope to be there. Now that PV is in Orange County it's a matter of, will I be in my car or the work Transit Connect POS.

Tony, your gonna bring you vast big block skills out?
Junior


"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
Nailheadv8 
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Age: 76
Loc: Gardena, CA
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10-14-13 11:11 AM - Post#2390888    
    In response to HYPR

Hypr, He has decided to send the block to our favorite engine shop for some mechanical forensics.
I worked there for 3 years and still have work privileges. I will do the tear-down and the grunt work to save Thadd some $$$$. We have found a few bare blocks in case we need one. Donuts at the kick off, pizza at the half time. I can hardly wait.



A PROUD MEMBER OF THE BABY BLUE T-SHIRT BROTHERHOOD


 
HYPR 
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10-16-13 10:24 PM - Post#2391626    
    In response to Nailheadv8

Since I don't do donuts while you guys are chowing down I will be getting the engine ready to be evacuated from between the fenders.
Bob

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222599
To be born a Redneck is by chance, to live as one is by choice!
Preserving the Redneck tradition one day at a time!


 
Thadd 
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10-17-13 12:05 PM - Post#2391752    
    In response to HYPR

You guys are the greatest. Besides Junior, I had hoped that Art and Kelly could make it (Art, I have both Pacifico and Dos Exes...)
My old pal Mel Foye, who I think was the tri-5 Forum honcho, has said that he will make it and my son in law might show up..
I talked with Bob at Service Center today. He has a short block with 10.07 compression ratio forged pistons 6.3?? H beam rods with ARP bolts and a 4130 crank that he lists for $2700 + core (Block). I asked him to sharpen his pencil and I told him that there is probably a hydraulic roller cam at around $650 with lifters and pushrods to go with it.
The rotating assembly is just under $1800 through him. Something that I didn't know, a .070 over big block piston is the same bore as a 440 Chrysler, so they are as available as .060 over and have saved MANY blocks.
If any of you other guys want to share some good car times with some fine car fellows, feel free to show up at my place after 10AM Saturday. (15 Ranchview Road, Rolling Hills Estates...Roughly at the corner of Crenshaw Blvd and Palos Verdes Drive, a mile South of Pacific Coast Hiway)

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HYPR 
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10-17-13 08:53 PM - Post#2391908    
    In response to Thadd

Thadd,
That's cool. I think there will be enough of us who have top end building down pat so that we may be able to have the Nomad making motor noises with out a stange repulsive odor coming from a nearby area to the motor noises.
Bob

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222599
To be born a Redneck is by chance, to live as one is by choice!
Preserving the Redneck tradition one day at a time!


 
HYPR 
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HYPR
Age: 67
Loc: Shaking and Burning!
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10-19-13 06:33 PM - Post#2392355    
    In response to HYPR

Well Paul and I showed up at Thadd's at about 9 this morning and went right to work prepping the BB for removal while George and Thadd went on the ever so vital Donut run. We immediately set out a plan of attack of what to do and in what order and by who. Paul and I discovered a rusty milk like coating under the Radiator Cap, however the coolant was clear and the oil had no oil in it, just a burnt smell. The third plug on the passenger side was oily and black while the others were simply carbon fouled. At about 10 Jr and Mel arrived followed by Thadd's buddy Tony for that important Supervisor position. We removed the upper Radiator hose from the intake to find the inside of the intake covered with rust stains. Perplexed we carried on and had everything ready for the motor to come out by just after 1:00. The Driver's side motor mount bolt came out with no issues however we then ran into a motor mount on the passenger's side that refused to allow the bolt to come out. We tried everything. Tilting the engine forward, raising the tranny, lowering the engine, prying, nothing seemed to work. Finally I reached in with my hand and with a little persuasion the motor mount gave in. Apparently the mount was broken in the front area so as we were going through our gymnastics the mount was simply twisting leaving the bolt wedged in place. By about 2:00 the engine bay was empty. Satisfied we broke for Pizza and Calzones and some bench racing and shortly after the BB was sitting in the bed of George's mini truck. We all laughed at how funny it would be to bolt the headers back on backward so it would look like the engine was actually installed in the read of the Mini Truck.
All in all everything went without a hitch and a good time was had by all.
We are all curious what the problem is with the motor.
Bob

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222599
To be born a Redneck is by chance, to live as one is by choice!
Preserving the Redneck tradition one day at a time!


 
2blu52 
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10-20-13 07:23 AM - Post#2392459    
    In response to Nailheadv8

  • Nailheadv8 Said:
Hypr, He has decided to send the block to our favorite engine shop for some mechanical forensics.
I worked there for 3 years and still have work privileges. I will do the tear-down and the grunt work to save Thadd some $$$$. We have found a few bare blocks in case we need one. Donuts at the kick off, pizza at the half time. I can hardly wait.


No beer until after the job is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
swbatt 
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10-20-13 08:26 AM - Post#2392478    
    In response to 2blu52

No beer at all, we've all gotten too old! Very productive day and lots of laughs. We had one jack that wouldn't hardly go up and came down like a ton of bricks. Several times the communication became so fast a furious that it seemed like the NSA had nothing on us.



"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
Nailheadv8 
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Loc: Gardena, CA
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10-20-13 12:33 PM - Post#2392535    
    In response to HYPR

I am sending a great big "Thank You" to all the guys that showed up at Thadd's place for the engine pulling party.Bob and Paul showed up an hour early. By the time Thadd & I got the donuts home they had the hood off and had the belts and hoses off and the plugs were being removed. Junior and Mel Foye joined us and the work began in earnest. The lovely Lindy (Thadd's wife) provided us with treats to eat.
about an hour before we had the engine out Anthony
(Two Pies) came walking up the driveway carrying a gift and wearing his party clothes. He was only a week late for my Birthday party, last year he didn't show up at all so he is getting better.
Once the engine was on the hook and out of the car we sat in the back yard and inhaled Pizza, and Calzones. later we loaded the engine in my truck and I cleaned up the work area. The 3 hour job (according to Thadd) only took 5 + hours.
Again "Thank You" to a great crew and the best friends a person could ask for.



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WagonCrazy 
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10-20-13 09:48 PM - Post#2392671    
    In response to Nailheadv8

Just in case any of you lurkers want to see evidence of our day at Thadds, feast your eyes on this...

Thats HYPR Bob giving directions as George backs his truck up to load up the engine/trans.

Off to the machine shop for some forensics.

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57 Nomad -LS1 with C4 suspension
59 Apache Fleetside Shortbed BigWindow



 
HYPR 
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HYPR
Age: 67
Loc: Shaking and Burning!
Reg: 07-19-01
10-21-13 08:02 PM - Post#2392953    
    In response to WagonCrazy

  • WagonCrazy Said:
Just in case any of you lurkers want to see evidence of our day at Thadds, feast your eyes on this...

Thats HYPR Bob giving directions as George backs his truck up to load up the engine/trans.

Off to the machine shop for some forensics.


Who the heck is that old fat bald guy?
Now I am defiantly going back to the gym!
Bob


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/222599
To be born a Redneck is by chance, to live as one is by choice!
Preserving the Redneck tradition one day at a time!


 




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