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    1. #201
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      Quote Originally Posted by protour_chevelle View Post
      Thanks! I was curious if there was another one on the market but I'll pick up the earls unit. Good to know about clearance!
      Many people use the longer fittings, like offered by DSE, but I've not had clearance issues. My hoses were made by a local industrial hydraulic hose company.

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    2. #202
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      What in the world is happening here? :-)





      Johnny is very curious...



      Andrew
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    3. #203
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      This is going to be fun to watch!
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    4. #204
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      Johnny is so cool...
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    6. #206
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      Today was a pretty productive day in the garage. The big goal was to clear out some stuff out and make better use of the limited space that I have. The first order of business was to get the QuickJacks off the floor. I ordered the wall mounting brackets when I bought the QuickJacks and they worked very well.



      The next step was to clear out the space on the right side of the garage, so the work bench is more accessible without having to move the car out on the driveway.



      Luckily, many of the things in the garage are on casters, so things are easy to move around. The big bench got moved from the left side of the car and the tool box went in its place.



      This gives me fairly decent space on either side of the car, and a nice area to the right, where I can work on the engine and anything else that will come up.



      I then spent some time with some degreaser and cleaned up the block. It turned out pretty well. Tomorrow I will get some acetone and go over the block again.





      FedEx also made a delivery today from Summit Racing. I got the Summit "Ghost" cam with some dual valve springs and matching pushrods.



      I also got a Burgeson 12:1 steering box.



      It was a long day for Johnny. #lifeishard



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    7. #207
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      Poor Johnny you worked him too hard. Nice pile of parts.
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    8. #208
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      Looking good Andrew!
      I made it a rule to put everything on wheels,work bench,shelf’s,air compressor, everything.
      It makes my space better for doing different things. I also use up as much wall space for storage as possible, things like jack stands that would normally be on the floor in the way.Name:  9EF66CAA-09F3-4725-A5D9-8B07D74CFA0E.jpg
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      Quote Originally Posted by David Sloan View Post
      Looking good Andrew!
      I made it a rule to put everything on wheels,work bench,shelf’s,air compressor, everything.
      It makes my space better for doing different things. I also use up as much wall space for storage as possible, things like jack stands that would normally be on the floor in the way.Name:  9EF66CAA-09F3-4725-A5D9-8B07D74CFA0E.jpg
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      I did shelves secured to the wall and a chain to the ceiling for elevated shelving. Best thing I ever did. Gets everything up higher, you gain tons of work space! I totally agree, make it so it hangs on the wall, get it off the ground!
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    10. #210
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      Thanks for the tips!
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      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    11. #211
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      I second your use of casters, even I hav a third stall, I put casters on almost every thing I have
      Garage looks good. Larry

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      If anyone does any cabinets I recommend mounting them with cleats. If you need to move them in the future for any changes in the garage you can just empty them and move them and tap them back down. Easy Peasy
      Tracey

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      Pulled the rockers, push rods and spark plugs in order to proceed with the cam swap.



      I also dropped the oil pan so that when I rotate the engine upside down, whatever oil was in the pan didn't start dripping out all over the place.



      Rotated the crank so that #1 cylinder was at TDC on the compression stroke.



      The crank and cam gears are dot to dot and the dowel pin is at 3 o'clock.



      Pulled the oil pump off and the cam gear. Used a long water pump bolt to help pull the cam.



      LS7 cam on the left, Summit "ghost" cam on the right.



      Having the engine upside down prevents the lifters from dropping down. Also checked the cam bearings and they looked good.



      Before installing the new cam, I wiped it down with acetone and then lubed it up with motor oil.



      Cam gear, timing chain, and chain guide installed. With the engine upside down, the dowel is at the 9 o'clock position.



      Next up is the oil pan installation.

      Andrew
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      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    14. #214
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      I have been taking a ton of pictures along the way, and hopefully y'all won't mind the details.

      With the AutoKraft pan, I was able to use a full length (truck style) windage tray. You can see in this picture how the windage tray interferes with the new Holley pickup tube.



      I took it off for modifications. (more on this later)



      I also picked up the 302-12 road race baffle kit. Not that I plan to do a lot of racing with this car, but it is always good to have a pan with good oil control.





      It's a very nice piece with thoughtfully designed trap doors do keep the pickup tube covered with oil as much as possible.



      Andrew
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    15. #215
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      Holley provided an instruction sheet with the 302-3 oil pan, including a dimensional drawing as to how the windage tray trimming was to be done.





      After some quality time with the whizzwheelofdeath, the windage tray was chopped.



      Here you can see how the pickup tube fits snugly in the space created and the flange sits flush against the oil pump.



      Andrew
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    16. #216
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      Last post of the day, which brings us to the end of the day, yesterday...

      With much enthusiasm, I popped the oil pan into place, only to find it was hanging up on something. There is no gasket, obviously, but the gasket is only about 1/8".









      Nothing was jumping out at me, so instead of beating my head against the wall, I went inside the house and had a few bourbons...

      Andrew
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      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    17. #217
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      Bourbon fixes everything....its the real "liquid wrench"
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    18. #218
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      Yesterday morning I tackled the oil pan issue with renewed enthusiasm. I got the big guns out to figure out where exactly the interference was. I stuck some play doh on the 3 likely places and placed the pan on the engine.



      The pick-up tube clearance looks good.



      The front of the pick-up tube also looks good.



      Houston, we have a problem.



      Turn out it was #usererror. I didn't trim back the windage tray far enough in this area. So after a few minutes of quality time with the whizzwheelofdeath, I had enough clearance that the pan sat flat against the engine block, even without a oil pan gasket.



      Andrew
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      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    19. #219
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      Looks like you've got some really cool upgrades to install!
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      With the windage tray properly trimmed, the oilpan now sat flat against the block. The addition of the gasket raised it up a little higher, so I was confident that nothing was touching.



      Then it was time to focus on the front cover. I purchased some nifty alignment tools when I built the Cougar, which I didn't think I would use again, but they sure came in handy here. I popped the old seal out of the cover and used the alignment tool to center the front cover on the crank.



      With the front cover centered, I used a straight edge to align the cover with the block and snugged up the bolts.



      Now that the front cover was tightened down against the block, I loosely installed a new front seal.



      The alignment tool also serves as the perfect installation tool for the front seal. Using a dead blow hammer, I tapped it in all the way.



      Sorted....



      Andrew
      1970 GTO Version 2.0
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      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

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