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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by giggity, Apr 6, 2016.
thanks! yea, nice to work with a company like that!
Not much done lately.
hiding some wiring in fender.
Still trying to figure out where to mount this mega fuse. right now Im thinking of making or buying a plastic cover for the top of the battery to mount this thing.
As I go down the rabbit hole....
I wanted to charge up AC, so in order to idle the engine, I need to fix a small oil leak I have at the rear of the engine. Not sure where exactly its leaking, was hoping it was valve covers.
So I remove valve covers. They need to be cleaned...so I degrease them, and clean them.
while I have the valve covers off, wanted to go back and check my valve lash on solid roller cam. Hadnt checked since I put engine in.
I didnt see any visible issues with valve cover gaskets. So im thinking the intake might be leaking at the rear. If I change the intake gaskets, ill need to change oil....
Also finished wiring up Trinary switch for AC.
I'm running into the same decision making as to where to mount my electrical stuff! You think you have all this real estate but you really don't. Trying to find easily accessible locations for devices and wires that won't interfere or be easy to work on later is a little challenging!
Agree! I could shove everything up under the fenders, but then If I need to get to anything, I have to drop the inner fenders, which is not what I want to do. So Im trying to come up with an option that hides the wires, but still allows me to troubleshoot.
I'm going down the same oil leak hole. Sounds crazy, but I can't find where it's coming from. I think if the oil was dirty, I'd probably find it more easily. Can't even hardly see it on the dipstick. And to make matters worse, when I pressure washed it, it flaked off the black paint to expose Chevy orange and cast iron in spots. I'm also thinking rear of intake (oil on filter boss) but it's tough to see the rear of BBC in these cars from any angle even with a mirror. Gonna wait till winter. Hope engine doesn't have to come out.
BTW valve covers look great!
When I did my black 73 I mounted all my relays on the core support behind the left head light. Easy to access and not that visible, used a piece of aluminum to mount to.
For the oil leaks, have you tried the florescent dye and black light? I've had pretty good luck with that.
decided to pull my intake to fix the oil leak.
interesting amount of corrosion on the inside of the distributor for a car that hasnt seen much run time or outside exposure Not sure why.
good time to check my gear, it looks ok, not a crazy amount of wear.
hit it lightly with rollock
Also took this opportunity to shorten the 2 upper trans bellhousing bolts. Not sure why, but these ARP bolts were slightly too long in the upper holes, I could feel them bottoming out. I had a few washers on them, since the intake was off, I could get to them, so took off about 5/16 of an inch.
Distributor is crusty for sure!