I wish I could swing doing the engine properly, but Ill at least have some peace of mind this way. Plus it will look a lot better.Finally the engines getting some love! Cant wait to see it all back together.
"I'll probably turn it up too much"
He is, just moved to LaPorte a little while back.Is Kyle still alive? He seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
Good to know! I will have to check all of that out before assembly. Sucks building when you are semi OCD and have no moneyBe aware that steam cleaning it does not guarantee it didn't wash a bunch of crap into the oil passages make sure you get an engine flash rifle cleaning brush kit and use Lots kerosene compressed air and or hot soapy water clean the living s*** out of everything especially the groove behind the cam bearings
Nah, haven't done that at all yet. I started on the block, then stopped. Here is more TCG behind the scenes exclusive content My plan was for the next video to be reassembly of the motor. Two things messed that up, the first being it snowballed for parts as I got some money. I was going to do a short block, then a long block. The other part of that was I planned on cleaning up the outside of the block and painting it. You will see all of this in a video, but I started by cleaning up the gasket surfaces, then started wire wheeling the outside of the block. That was doing a shit job, and I was thinking to myself "I could really use a needle scaler". I didn't have an air compressor that could run one though, and I don't know anyone with one either. While I was contemplating all of that I found that Lowes was clearing out the compressors. I went on a 2 week journey of calling about 30 stores, and going to a few to find one in stock and then beating them up on the price because I am poor. So now I have the compressor, and a needle scaler, but I still need everything to get the compressor hooked up...... and you're on the fifth or sixth time of scrubbing out your oil galleys right? especially behind the cam bearings?
Don't forget behind your ears too
Man, I have been trying to get a video out for a while now. I wanted to have this one posted Tuesday the latest, and that clearly didn't work. I hope I don't have to do that much editing (with so many problems) any time soon!!Yessss. I was gonna come into this thread after work today and complain about no new vids. So....you're lucky. Will watch tonight.
I have had boxes of parts for the engine all over for so damn long. I am not sure if I am more exited for the engine to come together, or just to get some boxes out of the garage A little behind the scenes, I decided to assemble it before I paint it. I went back out there today since the video was finally done. Nothing went well, and it should be all easy going. I avoided a disaster, but now I have to order some parts again before I can move on. One day everything will go nice and easyYes, finally engine stuff!! I don't know why but I love watching stuff get masked off. but i absolutely hate doing it myself
Definitely some nice progress, cant wait to see more of it go together!