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post #181 of 4509 Old 08-08-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm gonna take over then in a few months then.

What happened to your radiator? Just a big hole or?
It had a JB welded fill neck, and was very slowly leaking form 3 spots. I knew this a while ago, but I figured I'd drive it a bit before I dug into it. Also, its super duper old, and it only has 1 core.

I bought a cheapy 3 core at summit. its painted black, which I think is stupid, but whatever. It'll get me by.


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post #182 of 4509 Old 08-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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It had a JB welded fill neck, and was very slowly leaking form 3 spots. I knew this a while ago, but I figured I'd drive it a bit before I dug into it. Also, its super duper old, and it only has 1 core.

I bought a cheapy 3 core at summit. its painted black, which I think is stupid, but whatever. It'll get me by.
How much for that new radiator.

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/sgt-cu583

They say it has an auto tranny cooler, but it doesn't, and that's just fine with me.

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http://m.summitracing.com/parts/sgt-cu583

They say it has an auto tranny cooler, but it doesn't, and that's just fine with me.
Auto tranny cooler doesn't really matter though you got a manny tranny right? I may look into a new radiator if mine doesn't work but the. One I have looks brand new so I won't know till its mounted.

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Yeah, manny tranny, so it's actually better than I'd hoped.

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Yeah, manny tranny, so it's actually better than I'd hoped.
Hey better is good.

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Over the last few days, I've been tearing apart the front of my 304 to fix a leak in the timing cover, and to take stock of what shape the timing set and cam gears are in. Lucky for me, both the timing set and the cam gears look very new. I did replace the oil pump though, and I lapped the oil pump cover to make some better pump clearance, and to give the new pump a place to make its own wear pattern instead of eating up the old pattern.

I painted the timing cover and the water pump with AMC metallic blue. I was going to sand blast the parts first (and buy a new water pump), but I decided I didn't want to spray sand into the oil passages that bad, and summit was out of every water pump they carry for AMC V8s. I could have and cleaned the cover out real well, but I just sprayed over the old paint after a really good solvent spray and clean session. Pics to come shortly. If I get her all back together on Saturday, I can cruise Hot August Nights this weekend in style!
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Here are some more pics. The upload feature kind of screwed me out of some pics and then rearranged them, whatever.
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I will have to check to make sure the oil passages in the cam, fuel eccentric, and cam gear line up. I dont see any goof wear, but it also looks pretty new, so... who knows. better check while I'm this deep.

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Oil passage to the dizzy is free and open. I pulled the bolt and washer, and fed some little wire thought the notch. It went in about 5 inches which is perfect. Also here is the painted timing cover and water pump.
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Oil passage to the dizzy is free and open. I pulled the bolt and washer, and fed some little wire thought the notch. It went in about 5 inches which is perfect. Also here is the painted timing cover and water pump.
Love the color. Looks really good. Next will be valve covers I guess right? Oh and how much play is in your timing chain I'm debating whether or not I need to get a new one.

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That AMC blue really makes an engine POP! Good job Dad.

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post #193 of 4509 Old 08-11-2012, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys

I painted over the old paint in favor of not spraying sand into the oil pump, so it's a little lumpy in spots, but looks WAY better, I'm glad you like it!

It turns out fel pro's complete timing cover gasket set doesn't come with a water pump gasket or a harmonic balancer seal despite being shown In the picture. Good grief. I was hoping to have the cover and pump on tonight, but that's life. I guess I'll be driving it Sunday instead of all weekend.

I was able to get a water pump gasket, but the seal was at napa, too far away. Here is the water pump sealed up with black bolts. I also filed the paint off of the timing marks to make the aluminum stand out.
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I hit my timing marks with a tiny bit of the rattle can metallic silver. I have no idea about long term durability, but it is SUPER EASY to see at thie time.

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I hit my timing marks with a tiny bit of the rattle can metallic silver. I have no idea about long term durability, but it is SUPER EASY to see at thie time.
That's a good ide., I thought about the bare metal being a problem. It's Aluminum, but who knows. I'll probably put some clear over that spot

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