Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by Orlando M, Jul 8, 2020.
And the proper key. Hopefully Orlando has the parts laying around somewhere......
Same as the picture. The bolt gets torqued to 50 ft. lbs.
I would imagine they would, but it will cost you.
Ok. I’ll give them a call now.
I'm assuming you are taking charge now? I would take stock of everything required and try not too rush.
Maybe Bruno can find what you need. I bought eccentric & gear from him before. He had more left.
Yea. I bought everything needed a while ago. I just sent him the block to apply everything so I got pretty much everything plus I have my manual from 78 so it helps a lot. I just feel like he rushed it himself when I wanted to take time. So I started by uninstalling everything except the items I was referring to earlier. I did a solid 60% of the work I got all the way up to this point alone. I used to work on my 231 all the time so it’s not a complicated.
Great news. It might be easier to pull the timing cover with the engine still in the car then.
What key are you referring to?
This one, and hopefully you have the oil slinger on the crank snout.
It's a woodruff key. Measure it Mart.
.187 x 1.375 x .390
Wasn't sure if it has add'l hardness compared to hardware store keys.
Just called TA and ordered the 3 parts. They said express would be somewhere around $90 due to its being UPS next day. But they sent small parcel priority USPS. I always like USPS Express priority. I think UPS is their primary carrier.
Did you ask about the Key?
When are you pulling the timing cover?
I just added it to the order.
Not today. Probably this weekend. closer to when the parts get here towards top of the week. Gonna knock out some other things on the car prior to that like my aftermarket gauges and tach.
Here is the gear looking down the hole
You can pull the timing cover 2 ways
#1 take the front oil pan bolts out that go into the cover and buy the fel-pro timing cover set with the partial oil pan gasket piece and put rtv on the mating edges.
#2 pull the oil pan in the car, then pull the timing cover. Buy timing cover set, buy pan gasket
If you do pull the pan, you need to spin the crank with a socket so the webs of the crank clear.
Edit : Atleast this is how my 84 is I fogot you have a 78
Boy . Been rough for 350 buicks this year. Larry g s (professor) helping turning into a full time job. Then the guy complaing bout lack of 350 at races. Has his answer now. We can't get them out of garage.
Sorry - I mean the wizard.