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    Sorry for the hijack but straya IMG_9651.JPG


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    Also the motor rebuild is coming along well, she's a big job


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    Yes, original engines to Chevy vehicles were blue up through most of the 80s. Crate/rebuilt Chevy engines came orange to show they're not original to the vehicle.

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    Sorry for the lack of posts. I'm running into the biggest obstacles of all. Lack of funds. The pistons and rods are at the machine shop where new wrist pins and pistons will be mated to my old rods. I'm just about wrapped up cleaning everything else so it should be a fast reassembly once I get those back. Unfortunately my phone developed a software issue so I had to factory reset it, effectively losing all of my photos I had taken except the ones that are up here. This will prove to be a hurdle now when I attempt to match up the wiring harness parts now. I have several parts lines up on Craigslist do from here on out it should be slow but steady all the way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1400 View Post
    Yes, original engines to Chevy vehicles were blue up through most of the 80s. Crate/rebuilt Chevy engines came orange to show they're not original to the vehicle.
    Good to know. I don't know why but everytime I see that Chevy orange under the hood I think shitty swap. Plus the Jeep is getting a fresh paint job during this to blue so it'll match up better.

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    Whelp I finally got my pistons back from the shop and did seven of them. The middle ring broke on application for one of them. IMG_20171003_201010.jpg Time to go to Napa in the morning to order a new one assuming I can get an individual one. However I did get 7 done and got the head torqued down on the side I got 4 on. IMG_20171003_200959.jpgIMG_20171003_200952.jpgIMG_20171003_201021.jpg. Shout out to the shop that did the work. They seated the stem seals really well which should make it painless for me to adjust valve lash.

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    Frame one of these! It'll be the last time you'll see this clean!! Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1400 View Post
    Frame one of these! It'll be the last time you'll see this clean!! Looks great!
    I plan on taking a picture of it fully dressed tomorrow to frame lol
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    Got the new piston ring set. Reringed and installed all pistons and got then all torqued, then I installed the valley cover with the pickup tube. Pickup tube feeds to the new oil pump and the new O-Ring. Tomorrow I go get a new oil pan bolt because I broke one, get that installed, install both heads, paint the block, adjust my valves and wrap her back up.

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    Coming along nicely !


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