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roboto65 05-16-2013 11:01 AM

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Well have to start somewhere have been hanging around here long enough paid member and all anyhoo figured I would put this here like everyone else to log what I have done.

Mine may take a bit not to get running mind you but to well they never finish who am I kidding :rofl:

I will get to some pics later on in the day as I am out there pulling the heads.

Thanks for following along :highfive:

MoC 05-16-2013 12:07 PM

Sweet! Was wondering if you really had a Jeep. :teehee: Just kidding!

Sign me up for the ride. I have always loved the slotted 76 and earlier Renegade rims.

I noticed your missing you hood latches. I have a set of crusty hood latches that would clean up and paint if you put a little time in to them. Yours for shipping to get you started if you want them.


pman 05-16-2013 12:37 PM

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Nice solid looking rig to get started on! I'm in, too!

bradleybrb 05-16-2013 02:38 PM

Let's do it! It will be fun to watch someone else skin their knuckles and mash their fingers for a while! :PopCorn:

roboto65 05-16-2013 04:17 PM

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Ok well have a few more mashed fingers doing things the hard way LOL as always. Gonna have to figure out a way to scale images or put them on PB half would not load because they are slightly over the forums size limit.

And lookie what I found not sure what to do here well I know what I am going to do for now. Will get the heads done and put her back together that is between the coolant ports does not compromise the cylinder at all. I guess when I get her running I will be on the look out for a 360 to build.

roboto65 05-16-2013 05:03 PM

Hopefully the image sizes on PB will come out alright.

Well look what I found when I took the Intake off.

A little closer yep pushrods but they were all there.

One engine out and ready for cleaning.

Again hope these images are not to big.

MoC 05-16-2013 05:27 PM

Wow.. Looks like all the push rods are there. I guess your PO broke them and didnt pull the intake to remove the old ones..

I guess you dont need those hood latches I offered now ;-)

You got the engine pulled quick! Whats the plans now??

roboto65 05-16-2013 06:01 PM

Yeah guess the PO just replaced them I need to get her running on the cheap now then I will go hunting for a 360. Oh I forgot I will get a pic up of the burnt valve yeah I knew about that one though.
PM sent LOL

roboto65 05-16-2013 06:06 PM

Oh plans well cleaning up things in the front end first frame and paint and put the engine back in. And get her driving. Then fix things and upgrade on my weeks off the boat. Work, save, spend, wrench and repeat LOL

MoC 05-16-2013 06:21 PM

When was she running last?

Edit... I remember now... You had low compression on one of the cylinders. Was trying to figure out how you got to this point:-)

roboto65 05-16-2013 07:06 PM

Sorry should fill everyone in yeah this engine was running great really other than the burnt valve and low compression in that cylinder idled great and revs were good but had planned on pulling the heads and so here we are figured if I was doing all this it was time to start my own thread :)

WSS 05-16-2013 10:52 PM


Originally Posted by bradleybrb (Post 15441875)
Let's do it! It will be fun to watch someone else skin their knuckles and mash their fingers for a while! :PopCorn:

I'm there! Bring it on.

Should I be on the lookout for a 360? Or maybe a sbc 350? or...

Please post lots O pics.


roboto65 05-17-2013 06:05 AM

Yeah was looking around here found one in Dallas area a 360 unknown history wants a 100 bucks for it. Thats a candidate but my best friend is after me to put a Ford motor in her LOL

WSS 05-18-2013 01:53 AM

Well if you have not made up your mind, Let's ponder what we would do if we could:


Just trying to sprinkle some fairy dust LOL

roboto65 05-19-2013 04:21 PM

Fairy dust is right LOL I spent the day cleaning and getting ready for the reinstall.

All ready for the wire wheel

Looks much better

And another view

Also like I knew better, wire wheeling in shorts hurts felt some shrapnel hit my leg ouch no biggie look down wire sticking out of my leg :eek: stuck in there pretty good but I always wear eye protection no excuses.

The time now is 11:32 PM.

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