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Rick
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Long time since I wrenched on my baby. Health issues made me let her sit for a decade.

Time to get going on this. Health is finally good enough to spend half a day in the garage.

Tearing into the Muncie today to see what she needs for rebuild/replacement. biggrin



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Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

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what Bonehead said

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X3

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pictures on the way, can a mod or admin move this thread to the correct area please. no idea why I started it here instead of the builds/projects location. Thank you!



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Rick wrote:

pictures on the way, can a mod or admin move this thread to the correct area please. no idea why I started it here instead of the builds/projects location. Thank you!


 Done and Done



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Pictures....MOW....MOW MOW MOW

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where are the pictures?

 

 



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Rick
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coming soon, camera has a dead batt, have one on order. it's arriving today, Love Amazon!

Cleared out the garage, once again.

Have the ass end up in the air to install the spiders in the diff. Don't remember wtf I was doing at the time or why I had the center post out of the diff, was a good 5 years ago before I really got sick. Have no recollection of that time anymore, totally gone from memory. But I heard a clunk when I went to move the the car so I stopped dead in my tracks and started looking into it. The spiders fell out when I moved the car.  Anyhoo, moving on, once I get that done the car can roll out of the garage and I can diagnose the 327 and see if it'll work or if I'm on the fast track for the 427 build.

Lost coolant years ago, hope it was a freeze plug and not a cracked block. I have a spare 365hp 327 short block that can go into service if need be.  

Buttoning up the diff later today and taking pix!

Regardless, I'm installing a 4 speed. Done with autos in my fun car. That 327 spins up well, would be a blast to run it for the summer and keep compiling parts for the 427 as they come available and not rush it.



-- Edited by Rick on Thursday 10th of July 2014 06:46:23 AM

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worked on the chevelle all day, diff went well. motor diagnosis did not. how in the bloody hell does this happen when it's sitting in a garage?

#6 and 8 had a lot of water in them, the plugs in those holes have rust on them and also had signs of leaking out of both of them, with the plugs still in of all things. freeze plug on the pass side under the motor mount has signs of leakage as does the point on the pas head where the intake, head and block all meet. Radiator is shot, disintegrated at the lower rad hose mount area and the petcock fell off when I went to crack it open. The pass side is substantially worse than the drivers side.

Heads are coming off today I hope.

poor motor, she only had a bit over 5k on it. :( RIP, you were a solid cammed high strung beast and you will rise again, I promise you this! :)

No looking back now, big block 4 speed swap will be ramped up if none of this is salvageable.



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Condensation maybe?
It looks like the car has nice suspension parts, can't wait to see pics of the whole car, lol

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Chevelle018.jpgit's brutal.



Heres what it looked like a decade ago, before my health took a shit on me and she sat for that long. I do remember a very cold spell about 4 years ago, in the teens for a week. then got to the 50's quickly. I remember condensation on the concrete and the entire undercarriage dripping with condensation when I went out to look at it, but didn't have the energy or health to address it. Maybe that's when it got in there and just sat and rusted.

Just took the rocker studs and guideplates out, and everyone of them pulled threads out with them. Thinking this whole thing is toast. If I can recover the crank and rods I'd be happy at this point.



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more pix.

Slight sign of moisture in the cylinders and combustion chambers. LOL.

 

Check out the exhaust valve pic on the bottom that I singled out that chamber, the valve is about to suck through, it's caved in in the center by a good amount. Disaster was going to happen in the near future if it ran anyway.

 

427 block testing and Muncie rebuild are getting ramped up.

 



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Nasty, wow!

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Don't get too discouraged, you still own a '67 Chevelle, she'll breath fire again! It's the second coolest body style of them all, lol

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That's just gnarly....wow.

I suddenly became terrified of moving to the north west......

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I've not seen a valve pic like that in AGES! On the verge of departure!

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66SSFan wrote:

Don't get too discouraged, you still own a '67 Chevelle, she'll breath fire again! It's the second coolest body style of them all, lol


 I agree, he still has a cool car and is gathering good parts for his new engine... a '68 Charger R/T is #1 though wink



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Thanks guys, not discouraged, just a little disappointed I couldn't take care of her like I should during that timespan.

And hey, Big Block is going in, that puts a smile on my face. Time to start gathering a parts list.

More pix. Top ends off, rads out, headers are out, . balancer and timing cover are next to come off. There was rust on 7 and 8's cam lobes and lifter faces, it's toast too. We'll see where the water level was in the crank case once I get the timing cover off.

Bank one's cylinders looked pretty good, whatever it was, happened on the left side.

Bank ones head, two more valves are about to get sucked in, all of them are exhaust, looks awful lean to me? Whatcha guys think?

This is actually very therapeutic for me, been far too long since I wrenched on it. Not the best of circumstances, but I am working on it again and it feels great!! biggrin  now if the fuckin weather would calm down I'd be even better.....

 



-- Edited by Rick on Sunday 13th of July 2014 11:03:49 PM

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Just my 2 cents on the exhaust valves sucking in. IMO there was some extreme heat that got the valve so damn hot it started deforming, like when one heats up metal red hot to bend/form. This is usually caused by two things, a lean condition or not enough advance in the timing. If you combine both it aggrivates the situation and can make it much worse.

Sucks but at least now you can go big block and you do have a 67 chevelle, that rocks!!!!! Glad you're back healthy and able to play on your car.



-- Edited by FRYNTYR on Monday 14th of July 2014 10:21:22 AM

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