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Thread: Fidget Build - Tim - Frisco Texas

  1. #121
    Had a great weekend and got some things completed.

    First as I posted above I figured out the connecting rod issue. After that was done I was able to get the heads on.

    So on Saturday I was able to get the new Oil pump and windage tray all bolted on and flipped the motor over.



    Got the Rear main seal bolted on as well too.



    I then dropped in the lifters... I decided to do a clean up on all the rockers and nuts and that took a while but it was worth it. I got the push rods set to zero lash and a half turn.



    As for the intake problem I reported last week. If you take a look at the picture below you can see where the aluminum of the intake come out from the edge of the runners. I tool a flat file to that area and just had to trim off a little bit at all four edges. Once I did that the intake dropped right into place. I added a bead of gasket maker to the top of the block and bolted the intake into place.



    After that it was coating the timing chain with some oil and bolting the timing chain cover on. Right before I did that I noticed that I still had the old seal in the cover and don't have a replacement for it in all the boxes of gaskets and stuff that I have. So I knocked it out and bolted on the cover.





    On the way home tonight I will pick up a new seal for it and tonight should be able to get the seal and harmonic balancer on. Then I will bolt on the oil pan and the flywheel and will be done with the motor until after it gets put into the frame. All I need to get it into the frame is to get the transmission mounted, the torque converter bolted up and everything on the lift. I hope to have the engine in before this weekend.
    Tim Sapp


    Build Thread: http://hotrod.sapp-family.com/blog/

    "If Krass and Bernie can do it why can't I?"

  2. #122
    Great job Tim. That engine is looking awesome!!! I can't wait to hear it run. Be sure to post a video of the first start.

  3. #123
    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Great job Tim. That engine is looking awesome!!! I can't wait to hear it run. Be sure to post a video of the first start.
    Yes first start will have a video to go with it. It's be a few weeks before I get to the first start though. I have started the wiring but will have to complete some of it before I even think about starting it. I also don't have any gauges yet since they all come with stage 2.


    Yesterday I did get the seal and the flywheel bolts on the way home so buttoned up the motor last night. Got everything done and it is on the stand ready to be dropped into the frame.




    Yesterday I ordered tall chrome valve covers and a gallon of the Lizard Skin Ceramic Heat shielding from Jegs and
    they are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. The chrome thermostat housing should be delivered today before I get home from work. On another good note... The wife and I talked this weekend and it looks like we will be ordering stage 2 in either Jan Or Feb. It all depends on how far along I get with everything else to be ready for it.
    Tim Sapp


    Build Thread: http://hotrod.sapp-family.com/blog/

    "If Krass and Bernie can do it why can't I?"

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by TDSapp View Post
    On another good note... The wife and I talked this weekend and it looks like we will be ordering stage 2 in either Jan Or Feb. It all depends on how far along I get with everything else to be ready for it.
    congrats! my conversations about that have been.. er.. let's say, "inconclusive" Not much left to put together from stage 1..
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350-383 SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders, hood, no sides, 3 link, GT500 wheels

  5. #125
    They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so I am going to shut up and post about 7,000 words.
















    The new tall chrome valve covers are currently on the FexEx truck and out for delivery. So tonight I may be able to at least set them on the motor to see what they look like. I also got the new distributor and thermostat housing yesterday but I may be waiting to stab the distributor until I am closer to starting it.
    Tim Sapp


    Build Thread: http://hotrod.sapp-family.com/blog/

    "If Krass and Bernie can do it why can't I?"

  6. #126
    Thanks again Tim for the heads up on the thermostat housing. I have one on the way. Are you having any issues with UPS? My fuel tank from Boyd's shipped on 11/27 and arrived in Houston on 11/28 and sat in their depot until 12/4. Then two more days in Beaumont. I have my fingers crossed that it will arrive today. This seems a little excessive even for the holiday season.

  7. #127
    Oh. I forgot. I'm not sure if it's me, but I can't see any of your pictures on the current page of you thread. Previous pages are fine.

  8. #128
    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Thanks again Tim for the heads up on the thermostat housing. I have one on the way. Are you having any issues with UPS? My fuel tank from Boyd's shipped on 11/27 and arrived in Houston on 11/28 and sat in their depot until 12/4. Then two more days in Beaumont. I have my fingers crossed that it will arrive today. This seems a little excessive even for the holiday season.
    I have actually been impressed with FexEx and UPS recently. All of the stuff I have ordered has gotten here much quicker than I expected. My valve covers got here in two days from Ohio and the Summit stuff got here in one day.


    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Oh. I forgot. I'm not sure if it's me, but I can't see any of your pictures on the current page of you thread. Previous pages are fine.
    I will have to let someone else post if they can't see them. I have been doing the same thing to put the pictures on here as usual. They are all hosted at the site in my signature and nothing has changed there recently. Check out my build site and let me know if you can't see the pictures there.
    Tim Sapp


    Build Thread: http://hotrod.sapp-family.com/blog/

    "If Krass and Bernie can do it why can't I?"

  9. #129
    Pics are looking good!! Different browsers and being signed in or not affect viewing.

  10. #130
    Glad to hear the photos are working for most... Here are some more.

    The Tall chrome valve covers were delivered the other day. When I went to put them on to see how they looked I found that there was some flash material at the mold lines of the bolt holes. The first one worked fine but out of 8 bolt holes 7 of them had extra metal that had to be knocked out. The first one that I thought was fine had the metal as well and fortunately when I removed the valve cover to fix the other three I saw the metal that had dropped into my head.



    This is what I found in the head.




    I got that resolved and the valve covers on and took a few pictures... I like how they are going to look on the motor.




    After this is when I found the next fun issue to resolve. The 700r4 transmission that I am using came from the same 1989 Corvette that the motor came from. Turns out that GM uses a different tail housing and a different trans mount. Not only is it shorter, it expects a solid mounting point. So now I am going to have to find a piece of metal to weld into the frame to allow the transmission to be bolted in. (The FFR bracket is just there to hold the transmission tail up... It will not stay there.)







    The drive shaft will not be standard either since it has the shorter tail housing. I measured from the end of the housing (not the output shaft) to the flange on the differential and found it is just a bit over 39 inches. So now I need to measure the drive shaft on the Vette and see if I can use it to be cut down to size.
    Tim Sapp


    Build Thread: http://hotrod.sapp-family.com/blog/

    "If Krass and Bernie can do it why can't I?"

  11. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by HVACMAN View Post
    Oh. I forgot. I'm not sure if it's me, but I can't see any of your pictures on the current page of you thread. Previous pages are fine.
    I can see the pictures on explorer but not on Chrome on your web page I can see them on both browsers so its definitely a problem with my laptop. The engine looks amazing!

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