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Old 06-18-2019, 10:37 PM   #41
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For more pictures of the car from when I dragged it home, go to my profile, and open the album "My A" And that's not all!
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:42 PM   #42
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Today I yanked the engine! Today should'na happened! Almost everything went wrong! I had a hard time with the engine! It didn't want to come out The input shaft didn't want to leave the fly wheel! It fought me all the way! I finally convinced it that I was going to win this match and it surrendered. More hard times getting it into the van. I really could have used a pickup today. Again, shear bulldog determination won out and we were on our way to Schwalms. Traffic was bad! All the white knuckle people were out. That lengthened the misery! Also my left front brakes began the make the ugliest noises. Finally got there and Ora had left a short while before so Jeff helped me out. Very nice guy! Then it was back to rt 30 and we found a NAPA store and I purchased a new set of front brake pads and proceeded to change the noisy one. I didn't have all the proper tools with me so I had to improvise a little so the job took longer. But the guys in the NAPA store were very nice to us .My wife and I were soon on our way. The slowpokes had retired early and we were able to make some time. Rough day!
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:12 AM   #43
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Sounds like a 6 pack of beer day
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:49 AM   #44
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Terry, take heart that you're not the only one that this scenario has happened to, there's probably lots of us out there.
In my case it was the car I did up for my wife, spent over 3 years doing it, being a uni-body I had to strip it completely so I could put it on a rotisserie to replace most of the floor pan. After it was all back together took it for a test drive and discovered that the transmission (manual) needed rebuilt. Back to the shop to pull the engine and transmission, then another few months sourcing parts before getting it back on the road.

Overcome, adapt and carry on.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:52 AM   #45
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Today I yanked the engine! Today should'na happened! Almost everything went wrong! I had a hard time with the engine! It didn't want to come out The input shaft didn't want to leave the fly wheel! It fought me all the way! I finally convinced it that I was going to win this match and it surrendered.
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WELL,..after ALL the drama,...THAT could be your problem! The input shaft
loading the rear main, overheating it and and sticking the crank..
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:21 AM   #46
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WELL,..after ALL the drama,...THAT could be your problem! The input shaft
loading the rear main, overheating it and and sticking the crank..
That is the reason for me at least, to always pull the crash box with the engine.. "INSPECTION"

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Old 07-13-2019, 06:05 AM   #47
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Any news from Ora yet?
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:16 AM   #48
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Terry, take heart that you're not the only one that this scenario has happened to, there's probably lots of us out there.
In my case it was the car I did up for my wife, spent over 3 years doing it, being a uni-body I had to strip it completely so I could put it on a rotisserie to replace most of the floor pan. After it was all back together took it for a test drive and discovered that the transmission (manual) needed rebuilt. Back to the shop to pull the engine and transmission, then another few months sourcing parts before getting it back on the road.

Overcome, adapt and carry on.
I have done this correctly more than a few times. The last (does this qualify as a "senior" moment?) Whole front of the car supported by the engine pull rig hanging in the air.

ARG - &8%$/#@! WHY WON'T THIS DERN THING COME OUT!

A break, a beer (ice tea for me) and a thought - "Um - I bet..."

I forgot to remove the wish-bone retainer and release it from the front axle.

It helps following written instructions - sometimes.

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gotta ask..did it turn over easy after you pulled it out?
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It helps following written instructions - sometimes.

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Old 07-14-2019, 07:21 AM   #51
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You guys! I'm still chuckling! An update! The engine is still out in Strasberg (Schwalms) I called Ora a couple of times and missed him, he called back and missed me! This week I'm sure we will make contact. No, It didn't turn over after i pulled it out! Would've been nice if it did though. I will keep you all up to date as it unfolds.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:39 AM   #52
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If you don't do your own mechanical work on an engine then you are sort of at the mercy of those that do. Engines don't like to set too long without being bedded in. Once they have been run down the road for a few hundred miles or so, they can take a lot more storage time but still need to be run up every month or so just to keep oil splashed around in there. We all learned by trial and error for the most part so don't feel too bad about what happened. It shouldn't take another 5000 bucks to fix it. It may be corroded cylinders or it may have a crank bearing problem. If it's a cylinder problem then it may still be correcible by honing. If not then it will cost you a bore job with pistons. It can also be stuck valves but it needs to be torn back down to find the problem.

I've been guilty of storing engines too long as well but I take the plugs out and squirt oil in there now and then with a few rotations of the crank to keep things loosened up.

If Schwalm's is a decent outfit, they will at least try to get you fixed up with the least amount of expense than those that had no skin in that game. You may have to pay some for any mistake that would be attributable to the way it was stored but if it turns out that a bearing had too little clearance then they should lick that calf over and do you right. Don't wait too long or you will be stuck having it done by someone else.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:14 AM   #53
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and so what ever happened Terry?


cant believe this thread ended wo an answer??????????????????
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:16 AM   #54
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and so what ever happened Terry?


cant believe this thread ended wo an answer??????????????????
following this thread and would like to hear outcome . it's a learning experience .
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:32 AM   #55
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????????????


was it that embarrassing?


maybe make up a tall fib so we can feel satisfied.............
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