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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:06 pm

now that should pep it up a bit :o

i would go red block, but i like the old school look.

hope the forum stay open long enough so i get to see pis of it finished.
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Re: 327 update

Postby 68ragtop » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:52 pm

After seeing some pics online the black is here to stay. Things will be black with some chrome and red hilights. Once I get it all together. Put in some parts orders today for stuff I need and just have to wait on arrival. Still need to decide on a decent clutch to mate up the power to the muncie.

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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Thu May 03, 2018 6:28 pm

i spotted you on the US forum talking about your stinger hood.

you'll have to continue your build over there when this one closes down.
CraigH moved his progress over there couple years ago, i read up on his progress every week.
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Re: 327 update

Postby 68ragtop » Mon May 07, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm actually starting the process of copying the info out of this thread to put it up on a blog site I had started using years ago http://68ragtop.wordpress.com so I don't lose it all. Getting the pictures across is proving to be the tricky part.

In other news moved the new engine from the crate to an engine stand today. Found crate had crushed bottom of oil filter to will need to fit a spare I have. Also fitted the new flywheel and measured runout at 4 thou which is good enough for me.

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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm

yeah, i'll miss the write up of the rebuild i did with mine over the years.

learn't a lot from here since oct 2010, shame to c it gone.
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Re: 327 update

Postby 68ragtop » Sat May 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Finished copying some of the posts and pics here
https://68ragtop.wordpress.com/2018/05/ ... ighty-327/

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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Sun May 13, 2018 7:38 pm

bookmarked your blog.
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Re: 327 update

Postby 68ragtop » Mon May 14, 2018 6:22 am

River your old post about exhaust clearance became relevant yesterday. Did a test fit and on the heads I have they fit fine where yours fouled, but the top bits on them on the vortec heads foul on the valve cover overhang. Can grind the manifolds to fix but course found this after having them blasted and then finished painting them.

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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Mon May 14, 2018 8:05 pm

but at least your engine is out of the car and you can see everything clearly.. :)

mine was in, had exhaust leak(s), removed the manifold(s), took 3 times before we found the problem, :evil:

not easy to do in the cramped spaces near the heater box :x-

then had to try and fix the problem, broke my phone screen hitting something solid whilst checking fit.

but it's all worth it in the end :o
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Re: 327 update

Postby 68ragtop » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:00 pm

Manifolds ground and repainted and have a great fit.
Started replacing leaking seals on muncie. Took off side plate and found tooth chip attached to magnet in base of case, probably from a reverse gear in rear of case. Also found input shafts front gear grinding on front of case. Also found rear slip yoke chewed out meaning rear bushing is toast. So with funds getting ever lower, gearbox rebuild is underway now too.

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Re: 327 update

Postby riverracer » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:31 pm

haven't you learnt by now, it's a never ending money pit.... :x-

i have done my engine, then 2mths later my t400, then 6mths later decided to put a t700/700r4, then late last year, engine again.....

just have a leaky front seal on diff left, which means i'll remove it and go over the whole thing,
and probably change the ratio from 3.08 to 3.36 while i'm there,
then there's the trailing arms..... :evil: :evil:

see where i'm going with this....

but it's been fun :o
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