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Me and my brother just pulled the radiator, fuel pump, camshaft, hood, and some other things on his Corvette. Tomorrow we're getting the camshaft ordered and pick up the intake gaskets and some other gaskets. I have the lifters and valve springs already so that saves some money. After we get the cam and timing cover put on I'm moving to put on the upper and lower control arm bushings that I've had for awhile, and hopefully some new Moog brand springs after I get back my coil spring puller that I've let a friend borrow for seven months. I'll post pics tomorrow.
 

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Great news Kyle. I'm looking forward to the pics. :thumbsup:
 

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The camshaft will be here in the morning and as I install I'll post pics. The camshaft is a Sealed Power brand part# CS-1106R. Here are the pictures I promised:thumbsup:

Hood


Truck that is storing the steering components


Steering pics


Radiator, support, and condensor


More steering pics:laughing:


Engine


Engine part 2:laughing:


Missing radiator:surprised
 

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I like that old truck. For sale?
 

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Sorry Matt the truck ain't for sale as it has been in my mom's family for 40+ years and I got it for free. I have big plans for that truck with include installing a Viper SRT10 rear end in it. Thanks for the comment on the truck and if I find one locally for sale I'll let you know:thumbsup: I have more pics to put on once I restart the install of the cam and intake. Chat with you later man:thumbsup:
 

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I put the cam back in, installed timing chain, adjusted the rockers, and put the fuel pump in. My brother cleaned out 10+ years of pine needled that were between the radiator and condensor and painted some parts. I'll have the pictures later on tonight. That's it for now:thumbsup:
 

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Sorry for not having the pictures as promised, but I'll have them tomorrow afternoon as I'm taking some more today. I can tell you it looks more complete than it did a couple days ago.
 

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Sorry for not having the pictures as promised, but I'll have them tomorrow afternoon as I'm taking some more today. I can tell you it looks more complete than it did a couple days ago.

That's great news about getting some work done.

The weather up here is supposed to warm a bit this weekend, and I can work on a few of the last details I have to finish up.

Looking forward to the pics. :thumbsup:
 

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It has snowed the past two weeks at my house with 3 to 6 inches each time, but yesterday and today were warm enough to get some stuff done. I more than likely will make it to the Magic Dragon this year but I'll bring my dad's 87. Hope to see you there Matt:thumbsup:
 

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Sorry about not having the pics up as my birthday was yesterday and I didn't get home until 11 last night. I'm going to be working on his car some more today and I'll take some more pictures. If you see the long rubber hose without a fuel filter going to the carb don't be worried as I'm getting different measurements so I have a clean install, as that's not going to be the permanent fuel line. Here are the pictures I promised:thumbsup:

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Edelbrock carb and intake


front view


My brother installing the valve cover


Before valve covers


Making sure I had #1
 

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Eastwood sells a spray called Alumablast. That would look great on those alloy valve covers, and it'll match that intake perfectly.

Great pics. I love seeing progress no matter who's it is.
 

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Thanks for the comment Matt:thumbsup: I love your Corvette to:thumbsup: Who sells Eastwood paint? He wants to repaint them.
 

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Thanks Matt:thumbsup: I'll pass it along to my brother:thumbsup: Can't wait till the Magic Dragon!
 

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Well today me and my brother went out to finish up his Corvette engine project, and after a few hours of installing hoses and filling up with fluids we started the old girl up. Had to adjust one rocker and tomorrow get some 93 octane fuel cause with 87 octane and 34 degrees timing (which is what it likes to start up fine with) it has a knock, and this knock wasn't present when we first fired up the car before purchasing it , and the only thing that has changed is camshaft and timing so that's why I figure fuel knock (a.k.a. pinging). That's all for now and I'll put up some pictures tomorrow:thumbsup:
 

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Man that looks sweet! i really wish mine was running! So you said that the engine knock was both because of the temperature and the octane rating in the gas? will i have that problem the first time i start mine? i live in so cal....
 

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You won't have that problem:thumbsup: The 34 degrees was ignition timing, and the fuel specification is a minimum of 91 octane and I'm running 87 so that's why I figured the knock is detonation from low octane fuel and advanced ignition timing. Hope to see pics of yours soon when the body is back on. Hopefully this Friday mine will be going to Arkansas to start paint and body.
 

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I must have misread the part about the timing degree instead of the temp. And yes of course I will have pictures up once I get the body on, although I will have videos of my engine running before that. I will be working on getting the engine running this next week.
 

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Found out what the noise was. I put in some 93 octane and pulled the timing down and it still knocked so I checked the top end for any excessive play or wear and found nothing. So my brother called our friend for a second opinion and me and him listened around the bottom end and found that a rod was knocking:surprised:thud: Even with a primed bottom end before start up the rod still went and it seems that it was on borrowed time so now me and my brother have the fun of pulling his engine and doing a rebuild. It sucks to have done all that work to get ready for steering, suspension, and brakes only to have the engine go down. When I get ready to pull the engine I'll post and let y'all know the progress as I go along the rebuild. That's it for now.
 

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That's bitter sweet Kyle.

It sucks to be so close and have to take such a huge step backwards...but man is it fun rebuilding an engine.

I'm a sick human being huh?
 
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