Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by superbuickguy, May 21, 2017.

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  1. GS464

    GS464 Hopelessly Addicted

    Wow. Sat down for a quick read and into bed at a reasonable time tonight. Found this thread and here we are four hours later, 12:30 am, just finishing it up. Love the long roof builds. One of these days (don't we all say that too often?} my shop will have an actual heater and I'll be able to comfortably work when it's cold outside. Being a mechanic by trade, it can be hard to motivate out to my own shop after 8 - 10+ hours at work. Documented builds like this get my motivation working again though. Guessing I'll be working on the latest project tomorrow!
    Great work on the wagon. Going to follow this through the end!
     
  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    it's actually kind of amazing how warm I can keep my non-insulated shop (roof is insulated).... I can usually get 20 or 30 degrees above ambient with firewood and used motor oil... biggest trick is have a box fan in the ceiling aiming down
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  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    tonight's fun.... tighten crank bolts
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    check the rings.... .018 and .019 2nd.... need to file fit to .020 and .022
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    which stops that because my filer is broken....
    how I keep the rings square
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    got stopped now waiting for parts that may or may not arrive on Thursday (we have a snow 'event' - which usually means nothing gets delivered)
     
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  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    It's springtime
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    one of these is not like the others
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    apparently they needed to replace a stock spring and used a similar spring to what I replaced the stock springs
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    dog bone or bar bell goes this way
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    rear main installed
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    and head dowels
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    rings ground
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    first piston ringed
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    the rest of the rings installed
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    ring compressor ready to go
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  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    assembly continues
    pistons in holes
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    high dollar crank turner
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    pan test fit after installing the oil pump
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    notice no oil pump spacing.... I did a check, GM doesn't say to space, and some guy on Corvette Forum, who owns Mastiffs, said he didn't space them either.
    Mastiff owners know it all, so I went with it.
    and you all think Google is my final authority
    heads look nice on there, too bad I bought the wrong ARP bolts
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