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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by termin8ed, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Aug 8, 2018
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    I got the head pulled last week and pulled the oil pan tonight at work. No sludge, but the oil was thin and alot of fuel in it. No broken piston rings, but the cyl walls show signs of rust/pitting from being locked up. I have a 3 Stone and brush hone on it's way so I'll try to clean the bores up and slap some new rings on. Rod bearings didn't look the best so I'll get new bearings too.
    New gaskets top to bottom and I'll be putting the valve grinder I got to use also.

    Guessing the fuel pump is leaking into the crankcase. I'm going to pull it tomorrow and see what rebuild kit I need for that.

    I'll get some pictures tomorrow.
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2018
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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  3. Aug 13, 2018
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    Well, i got the valve grinding stone dressed and then the wheel didnt want to turn any more. Guess the bands/belts didnt like sitting around for 10+ years...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Aug 13, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Bummer :n:
     
  5. Aug 13, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Think my problem is cyl 4. After honing you can feel and see the pitting half way in the cyl wall. Must have gotten some water in it at some point. At this point im just going to clean it up and put new rings in.
    Valves will be done as soon as i find a new set of belts for the grinder

    Cyl 4
    [​IMG]

    Cyl 1
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2018
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    Got new bands and lubricant ordered for the grinder. Wow. I saw some prices for this machine while looking for parts:shock:

    Figured out how the chuck works too finally. Have to hook up an air line for it:whistle:
     
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Haven't had as much free time at work as i had hoped. Managed to get new belts and lube for the valve grinder yesterday. Ground the intakes today. I'm going in to work tomorrow to get the pistons back in and exhaust valves out. Gaskets show up monday so i should be able to make some progress after that.

     
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  8. Aug 17, 2018
    Keys5a

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    I've got a couple of other Kwik-Way machines, and yes, they are proud of them. When grinding the valves, make sure to keep the margins (edge) within spec, especially on the exhaust valves. Your photo almost looks like a sharp edge.
    -Donny
     
  9. Aug 17, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Its not sharp, but i know what you mean. Ill measure them up tomorrow and check the spec
     
  10. Aug 20, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Grinding the valve seats on the head today

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Sep 1, 2018
    termin8ed

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    I got the head put back together thursday and went in today and got the rods torqued down and timing cover sealed. The gasket kit i got has the rope seal and i need the formed rubber one. So no oil pan yet.

    Going to see how the gasket and 3 bond sealant we use on the pentastar motors works. If that doesnt work, it wasnt meant to seal...
     
  12. Sep 8, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Yesterdays progress.
    [​IMG]

    Got my crank seal and exhaust yesterday also. Working today so im hoping to get the jeep in at some point. Still need to get the crank seal installed and pull the exh valves so i can clean them up
     
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  13. Sep 8, 2018
    termin8ed

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    I got 3 out of 4 valves out. Got 1 that just didnt want to pop off the keepers. Stuck the spring compressor on the valve and closed the hood. Hopefully I'll come back Tuesday and it will have popped.
     
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  14. Sep 8, 2018
    Alan28

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    Very interesting, you are a pro. I did some work like this 50 years ago and never again, it needs good tools and knowledge and pratice. It took me so much time to succeed that I understood that it was not my job. Better to make my job well, get money, pay a pro mechanic and look at my girl-friend !
     
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  15. Sep 25, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Managed to get the rear main in on monday and the crank and oil pan sealed. Carb on and got spark plugs today. Hopefully thursday I'll be able to fire the jeep back up.
     
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  16. Sep 26, 2018
    Valentino84

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    would you mind posting which valve spring compressor tool you use for the exhaust? This has been the snag in my jeep project, thanks for any help! Your project is looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product :)
     
  17. Sep 26, 2018
    termin8ed

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    I'll see what i can do. Wont be untill tomorrow before i can get to work. I have a craftsman one that worked but i found one at work i used that was slightly nicer than mine. I'll see if i can find a brand name on it
     
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  18. Sep 26, 2018
    Valentino84

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    sounds good, no rush. Thanks for the help!
     
  19. Sep 27, 2018
    termin8ed

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    Brought the jeep back home today. Just need to get the lower radiator uose and oil filter plumbed.

    The old case did good as a push vehicle

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Sep 27, 2018
    termin8ed

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    I looked right at it today while i had my hand inside a car...
    I'll snap a picture tomorrow
     
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