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Re: What did you do to your Swift today

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:57 am ¦  Forum: General Swift Chatter ¦  Topic: What did you do to your Swift today ¦  Replies: 326 ¦  Views: 220701

helped my kid with an '' impromptu'' trans swap...AGAIN....this time i didnt have a loose spare auto, had to pull one from another car... he was driving along , on his way to work, it shifted from 2nd to 3rd, and made a terrible noise , made the car jump and about 40 50 k/mh.....and the...

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:21 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

water pump leak. :-( engine oil leak :-(
water pump leaking from the weep hole. shoulda changed that…. :oops:

oil pan bolts were not very tight- snugged them up…but might just have to drop the pan and re-seal it with permatex…needs an oil change anyways…

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:07 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916 cleaned up as best as possible. new cam, crank, rear main & trans output seals, new input shaft bearing. cl...

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:42 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

washed the parts engine / pressure washer decided to not co-operate, and the pump shit the bed. little more than high pressure garden hose... :P that was a good 20 year run on a free pressure the replacement engine / trans as clean as possible... got the engine / trans out...

Re: new job

 by blueturbofly ¦  Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:09 am ¦  Forum: Off Topic ¦  Topic: new job ¦  Replies: 193 ¦  Views: 47458

all caught up, so i am assembling an engine, that all the parts have finally shown up for.... a ''L head '' briggs opposed twin...wiped it out really good after the machine shop bored the cylinders, and turned the crank... installed #1 piston to the rod- have to install the pistons a certain way on ...

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:44 am ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

[quote="Walt"]:-o That's not a sickness. That is just easy to build in your spare free time. Like a free sunday afternoon. When all shops are closed :-D[/quote] this core engine / transmission is a dirty little piggy....needs a good clean, BEFORE i start doing repairs.... I HATE WORKING ON DIRTY STU...

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:55 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

I never lost a bottom end in the millions of km's I've done with these. Someone must of rode 'er hard this engine has been apart. it has someones date code / invoice # stamped into the head, by the #2 sparkplug. most likely a shop that regards these engines as disposable, and rebuilt it as such. cl...

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:51 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

KNOCK KNOCK! whos there? Rod.... Rod who? ROD 3 , I WANT OUT!!!!! :-( :-( :-( yup, #3 rod is toast. crank is scored- turned a rod bearing. #2 has two large cracks in the piston skirt. :-( now to find a core

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:14 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

removed crank pulley and timing cover, belt and tensioner are good, installed crank pulley ( without alt and water pump hooked up) and new plugs, it smokes somewhat terrible, and knocks like a jehova witness….. :-(

will drop the pan after lunch and check it out… :sick:

Re: pontiac truck

 by blueturbofly ¦  Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:10 pm ¦  Forum: Car Builds & Projects ¦  Topic: pontiac truck ¦  Replies: 82 ¦  Views: 25916

BTW You do really nice work.

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