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About lonejacklarry

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Location
    Lone Jack, MO
  • Interests
    I have a '55 Chevy Belair 2 door post and a '37 Chevy coupe.
  • My Project Cars
    Currently working on a '54 Dodge C1 B6


  • Location
    Lone Jack, MO
  • Interests
    old cars

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  1. As a rule, I try not to pick up things that are 300+ pounds. Now in the south I don't know.
  2. Thanks, Ed. I wondered if that were possible. While I'm asking are those two head studs sturdy enough to lift the engine and transmission?
  3. I got my 230 inline 6 back from the engine builder yesterday. It is buttoned up but has no accessories bolted on. My quandary? How do you attach the little engine to an engine hoist without using the head bolts? The head is on and torqued so I don't have that option. I don't have the intake or headers installed but the studs look fairly flimsy to hold half of the engine weight. There are other bolt holes on the other side but they, too, do not look very sturdy. My best guess is a nylon hoist rope in between the bottom pulley and the block and a sling type thing on a bell housing bolt. And, yes, I did a search but all I found had the head removed prior to lifting. Additionally, when the engine and transmission are put together the sling toward the back might work. The option I describe will make for a top heavy situation however. I plan on installing the engine and transmission as a complete unit before the cab is mounted so odd lifting techniques will be avoided. Any suggestions will be appreciated
  4. Yes to all of the above. Thanks for the help.
  5. Thank you very much for the information.
  6. I'm putting my 230 Dodge engine together for my '54 truck. It has a Felton aluminum head which was machined to "flat" with not much removed. The manuals do not reference torque recommendations for aluminum heads-only stock heads.. The head studs, washers, and nuts are new ARP stuff. Any ideas on a torque value for my project? Thanks!
  7. Here ya' go: https://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/laws/minitrucks/mapminitrucksonroads
  8. I had that happen years ago when I advertised a Yamaha VMax for sale. I had a call from a guy that said he wanted to come see the bike and that he was going to meet his friend and motorcycle mechanic at my house. The mechanic showed up right on time but the prospective buyer did not. The mechanic wanted to buy the motorcycle so we waited about an hour with no sign of the buyer. This was before cell phones so we could not call him. After an hour had elapsed I sold the bike to the mechanic who had the cash and away he went. The original buyer showed up about 3 hours later and was told what happened. He was less than impressed. I often wondered if they were still friends.
  9. No matter who looks at the truck for you it still might not be what you had in mind. It might be fine in the view of the "looker" but that is not you. The price may be ok but it has been for sale for quite a while. The market has spoken in that it is too much money for what it is. If you think you really want it go look at it yourself. Bring a trailer and cash and be prepared to walk away. There must be a reason, or three, that the truck is still sitting.
  10. There are no "budget conscious" options. If you re-ring it and the valves need grinding you have not accomplished anything but depleting your checkbook. If you re-ring it and do a valve job then you will still have oil pressure problems due to wear. Maybe you could find another engine that might be better. Rings, pistons, main bearings, cam bearings, rod bearings, valves, etc. Add in machine work and labor to pull the engine, rebuild the engine and reinstall the engine. Buy yourself an engine manual for that engine and shop it around. I'd be amazed if it came under $5,000. There is absolutely no sense in partially rebuilding the engine, in my opinion.
  11. That is the answer to your problem. It will run but not well. If you want confirmation squirt a little engine oil in each cylinder and measure compression again.
  12. Bingo! It finally dawns on me that regardless of what I read, saw, or heard my brain was not putting it together. Thanks for the help................and patience
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