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05-11-2020 09:07 AM
Bmann412
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Originally Posted by Matt1981CJ7 View Post
I think that's the wrong pump, and probably won't work the factory bracket.

Matt

I will test fit it on the bracket but will most likely take it back to the store.
05-11-2020 05:30 AM
Matt1981CJ7 I think that's the wrong pump, and probably won't work the factory bracket.

Matt
05-10-2020 06:08 PM
Bmann412 Friend of mine gave me a fly wheel bolt to replace my damaged one. So I lucked out for once and didnít have to order a set. The clutch and transmission were then installed. The chassis is finally starting to come together.





I am starting to mount the accessories to the engine block. So far it has gone pretty smoothly just waiting for replacement hardware to replace the rusty original parts. I did notice that the power steering pump that I picked up is a bit different then the original. The low pressure line runs from the bottom of the back to the top of the front. The original was just a short tube on the back. Did I get the wrong pump or should the line just be cut?



05-06-2020 06:37 AM
Matt1981CJ7 IIRC, flywheel bolts for a Pontiac V8 are the same size as at the AMC V8.

Matt
05-05-2020 06:01 PM
Bmann412
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Originally Posted by oldschool74cj5 View Post
hello

the factory bolts are 1/2" fine by .900" . here is a link to amc depot engine. there are some about half way down.

http://www.americanpartsdepot.com/flywheel.htm

oldschoolcj5
Thanks! I will check those out
05-05-2020 05:16 PM
oldschool74cj5 hello

the factory bolts are 1/2" fine by .900" . here is a link to amc depot engine. there are some about half way down.

http://www.americanpartsdepot.com/flywheel.htm

oldschoolcj5
05-05-2020 04:47 PM
Bmann412 Successfully got the engine mounted in the frame! Got really lucky and found no damage from the engine falling off the stand.
Attachment 3906165

I am looking for new flywheel bolts does anyone know where to purchase them? seems like most are 1" long and the factory bolt is 3/4". i found a set of ARP but not 100% they will work.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...2/applications
05-04-2020 03:02 PM
Bmann412 I think I might have got it! I guess I wonít know for sure until there is oil in it. I used some high tack to hold the gasket to the block and just a skim coat of permatex #2 on the oil pan side since I could not hammer out all the imperfections in the pan. I decided against using the torque specs and just tightened down until I saw the cork begin to squish. The only part I am concerned with is by the oil pressure sending unit.








05-04-2020 08:31 AM
Bmann412
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Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
Glad you didn't drop the engine on your toe. You might want to get the center of the weight a little closer to the pivot point on your engine stand. You should be able to spin the block by yourself and with not too much effort. I feel your pain on the gaskets too.

Very fortunate that no one got hurt! I will double check I have it close this time. Learned a lot during This ordeal. As far as gaskets go I have pretty much bought every gasket in western PA .
05-04-2020 07:06 AM
Jim1611 Glad you didn't drop the engine on your toe. You might want to get the center of the weight a little closer to the pivot point on your engine stand. You should be able to spin the block by yourself and with not too much effort. I feel your pain on the gaskets too.
05-03-2020 09:34 PM
popascj7 Make sure your pan is as flat as possible around the bolt holes, if not do your best to flatten it. Don't over tighten the bolts. Rubber gasket goes in dry.
Good luck.
05-03-2020 08:29 PM
Bmann412
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Originally Posted by popascj7 View Post
Bmann, I would stop using the RTV, it isn't used for sealing gaskets but is a gasket itself. Use a gasket sealer such as permatex #1,2 or 3 or one of the newer ones. RTV can be used at the corners but only use a small dab.

I will have to give that a go. I have had decent luck with the permatex #2 in the past. I think my pan has too many imperfections to just install the cork seal dry.
05-03-2020 07:35 PM
popascj7 Bmann, I would stop using the RTV, it isn't used for sealing gaskets but is a gasket itself. Use a gasket sealer such as permatex #1,2 or 3 or one of the newer ones. RTV can be used at the corners but only use a small dab.
05-03-2020 06:58 PM
Bmann412 To add to my bad day, I started to torque the first bolt and the stupid cork gasket blew out!!! Do they make any other style the cork? This is driving me nuts.
05-03-2020 06:56 PM
Bmann412
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Originally Posted by Matt1981CJ7 View Post
Ooooof!! Were you using grade 8 bolts? If not, I would do so, stat.

Matt

I was using grade 8 but I think the lower bolts didnít have enough engagement. I replaced them with new grade 8 all around.
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