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by rustywagon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I put all back together yesterday and she started right away.... But the back seal on oil pan is leaking badly. I gotta re do the gaskets. What's the proper way to do it? Silicone gaskets on pain, clamp it, wait to dry and then silicone and bolts on engine? I applied silicone on and mounted on engin...
by rustywagon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

Hi guys, I am doing small progress, but moving forward. I put in oil pan, pita..... not much room under car. I installed timing chain, cover, pump, sway bar with new bushings. I cleaned pistons, put all new freeze plugs on engine and head. Question - do I put any stuff on head gasket? If yes, what's...
by rustywagon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

Finally my friend made one! I am starting to put my car back together this weekend.
Would this fit? It's for 240.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-NEW-GENUINE- ... .l4275.c10
by rustywagon
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

great, thank you!
by rustywagon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I did send DannyG PM....
by rustywagon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I got the plate from that miracle guy, need only spacer, but if it comes as set, I'll take it :-)
by rustywagon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

Miracle did not happened, he got the plate, not the spacer...
Danny, pls let me know your address and how much for spacer, I will mail you check tomorrow morning. Thank you!
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I ordered the deeper plugs, I should have all parts together on Tuesday, than we shall see.... Thank you!
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I am using Permatex, aviation grade on plugs. I was able to find 1 3/4". I also found 1", but only shallow and there were originally deep ones. Is it ok to use shallow ones? I found deep online, but it will postpone the project.... Thank you! P.S. there were actually 2 plugs in one hole (1...
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

Ordered set of freeze plugs, but found out they sent me only for engine. There are 4 small and one 1 3/4" on cylinder head. The small ones have 555 - 017 stamp on it. I can't find it online, O Reilys don't have it. Do you know where to purchase? Thank you.
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

good it thank you
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

found the torque in shop manual, it's 7-9.
why I should not install the oil pan before timing set etc.?
thank you, Michal
by rustywagon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

removed sway bar, replacing freeze plugs and will put oil pan back, the gasket for oil pan is made of cork, do i put any sealant on it? Is there any torque recommendation on it, or just "feel" it....
by rustywagon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I went to local engine re builder, he picked up phone, called somewhere and told me I can pick up the part Monday afternoon. I will let you guys know if I get it. Thank you for all your help, Michal
by rustywagon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

Hi guys, I contacted maybe 20 machinist around, all turned me away, the job was to small to do.... If someone has a spare one or can make one, I will gladly pay you. Car is still in same shape as on last picture, doing the sway bar this weekend.
by rustywagon
Wed May 29, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

please disregards, I just noticed all bushings are included in the kit. Thank you, Michal
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

so I am looking for this bushing - in black rectangular
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_fairlane_torino/stabilizer-bar-end-repair-kit.html?ndlvid=569-33ca9 https://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_fairlane_torino/polyurethane-sway-bar-stabilizer-bushings-5-8-470683.html?ndlvid=569-33ca9 are these correct?, measured diameter is 5/8" I can't find end bus...
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

The "upper" bushings resp. all bushings on stabilizer bar need to be replaced as well, I guess I should replace all since I will remove it.... But, I can't find online. Would you post a link if you have, preferably kit, resp. all bushings. Thank you. I will jump in it tomorrow.
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I found it in shop manual, it's called "stabilizer bar", is re installation difficult?
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I am not sure if I used correct terminology, it's tube running under front of oil pan, see on picture. The pan now "sits" on that tube.
I dropped the pan a bit, I used magnet to get all metal chunks out.
by rustywagon
Tue May 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I meant oil pan, I dropped it to remove all rest of metal pieces. Do I actually have to remove the pan to put new seal in or is it possible to do it just dropped... ? If I have remove the pan completely, I'd prefer to remove torsion bar. Do I need special tool to put it back?, or it's just take it o...
by rustywagon
Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I checked all, looks good.
I dropped the pan to get the pieces out.
I need to re seal it. Do I have to pull the pan to put new seal in?
Looks like I would have to remove torsion bar and lift the engine up to get pan out, unless there's a trick.
thank you for help, Michal
by rustywagon
Mon May 27, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

makes sense.
I will remove head tomorrow, what do I look for? meaning possible damage
Thank you.
by rustywagon
Mon May 27, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I don't remember if we put in the ring, or not. I have some mechanical background, my friend has pretty good knowledge of cars (he works on all his) and my neigbour who is car shop owner (spec in vintage cars) was around when we worked on car. Wouldn't be against logic/common sense or impossible to ...
by rustywagon
Sun May 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

there was play in bigger sprocket, bolt was loose. I guess it vibrated and chain/sprocket broke. I replace the timing set years ago, torqued to specs, not sure why it got loose. i took more pics. I don't think there was spacer, unless it was on broken sprocket and broke with it. I need to figure out...
by rustywagon
Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

No damage on pin, or woodruff key. I haven't noticed any cam spacer, unless it's on picture, please check. There was thin large metal "shield", i guess that was to prevent oil splashing?. I removed valve cover and will remove head, I need to replace head gasket anyway. How do I find out of...
by rustywagon
Sun May 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

just for clarification - when it snapped, it was just one, short sound. Not any "hammering or ongoing sounds" after. Like it just snapped...
by rustywagon
Sun May 26, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

Re: something went wrong

I was told transmission fluid present in line to radiator is ok as it runs through it. I though it's vice versa, hope it's right. I removed timing chain cover, lower sprocket was broken and chain was apart. Bolts on both sprocket were loose. I installed new came (old was broken) few years ago, we ti...
by rustywagon
Sun May 26, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: something went wrong
Replies: 62
Views: 3313

something went wrong

I was parking my car, put reverse in gear, something snapped and engine died. I can't start it, the car is "free" in all gears, resp. you can push it free in D. The distributor doesn't spin when I turn starter on. Not sure what happened. I am dissembling front to see if timing chain snappe...
by rustywagon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

another funny episode - i was checking brakes after I bled the system. Tried to park, put it in reverse. There was clunk sound and car died. It wouldn't start and sounded different when starter was turning engine. I was able to turn the fan blade with one hand, pushed car in all gears. I guess somet...
by rustywagon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

Thanks Chad.
is there any magic in putting in header gasket, or following pattern and recommended torque works?
by rustywagon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

yes I am in US. I ordered Felpro gasket set from Partsgeek, Part Number: 15124-05616708. I have no problem to use better head gasket if recommended. Please, do. I have front Wildwood disc brakes with original single master cylinder (no power assist). One line ruptured and I ended up with brake pedal...
by rustywagon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

I am gathering all parts and gaskets I need.
I ordered set of gaskets, incl. head gasket.
Should I use it, or something better is recommended?
I've done it before - followed the bolt/tightening pattern I found in manual.
Any advice on installation/type of head gasket?
Thank you, Michal
by rustywagon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

I am replacing all gaskets, incl. head, also putting in new water pump. What gaskets should I use with sealant with and what without. I believe head gasket goes in without....
by rustywagon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

I ordered new plugs and seals, hope to manage to do it over next weekend. Thanks!
by rustywagon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

Re: freeze plugs

Can't do overhaul, my other car broke down, towed it to junkyard. Fairlane is my daily driver to work, need quick fix. Is there any remedy, blue devil leak stop etc?
by rustywagon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: freeze plugs
Replies: 17
Views: 947

freeze plugs

Hi guys, I am about to replace all gaskets and freeze plugs, some are "dripping". There are different sets of plugs online, could you link correct one.... Also one plug is at back of engine, someone here recommended opening fire wall and replacing from driver side. Does anyone know approx....
by rustywagon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: engine rebuilding

another estimate arrived"
........Some variables, ballpark price on something like this drive in and drive out is about $6000 for the complete job.....
by rustywagon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: engine rebuilding

The estimate was $3,5k for full rebuild, incl. pulling out engine and installing back. $500 if hoses and other related parts if needed to be replaced. I live in Bay Area, California. Thank you for SJ link and all input.
by rustywagon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: engine rebuilding

I got first estimate, it's $3.5 - 4k. It's bit more than I thought

What's the correct way to check cylinder(s) pressure?
I checked it, it was evenly low on all 6, but I am not sure, if I did it the right way, I want to check it again.
I keep looking. Thank you.
by rustywagon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: engine rebuilding

I checked list of recommended machinists in here, closest is about 2h fro me, I will call him. I replaced old carb, the autolite 1100 never worked properly, I had it professionally rebuilt twice... I am very happy with replacement. I can handle new exhaust. I sent email to 3 machine shops in my area...
by rustywagon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: engine rebuilding

I am not sure how many miles are on engine, previous owner said more than 200 000 miles. It runs (car is my daily driver), but it smokes, pressure on all cylinders is evenly low. I will ask around, there are few mechanics working on classic cars I know. I am not looking to boost performance, just fu...
by rustywagon
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: engine rebuilding
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

engine rebuilding

Hi guys, what's an average cost of engine rebuild. 3.3L. If there's anyone in bay area who does it, please let me know. So far no luck. Thank you, Michal
by rustywagon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaky freeze plug
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: leaky freeze plug

I like the hole saw idea. The car is so rusty with many holes, one extra will not hurt. Thank you.
by rustywagon
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: leaky freeze plug
Replies: 7
Views: 603

leaky freeze plug

Freeze plug at the back of the engine (facing fire wall) is leaking, I do not wan't to pull engine out. Is there's safe coolant leak sealer?
by rustywagon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car jumping in gear
Replies: 78
Views: 6843

Re: car jumping in gear

I think I can replace just bushings, are the bushings generic or specific? Can I use this? https://www.jegs.com/i/Rancho/801/RS979/10002/-1?CAWELAID=230006180002781357&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=44693592161&CATCI=pla-191844202151&CATARGETID=230006180039217633&cadevice=c&jegspromo=non...
by rustywagon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car jumping in gear
Replies: 78
Views: 6843

Re: car jumping in gear

there's bushing in lower mount.
there's only rubber bushing on top of upper mount, not under....
is this diagram correct? Thank you
by rustywagon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car jumping in gear
Replies: 78
Views: 6843

Re: car jumping in gear

here's pics of shocks, as you can see top(s) is not in center of mount, it dances around.... There is rubber bushing which came with shocks, I tightened nuts to max, it did not compress bushings enough.
by rustywagon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: car jumping in gear
Replies: 78
Views: 6843

Re: car jumping in gear

I will take pics later today. I have another issue - the shift collar hole for shifting lever pin is worn out, the lever is loose and rattles, look like it will fall out soon. How difficult id to replace the collar? Thank you. M btw. I "fix" the front light issue - following advice posted ...