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  • #9370

    oaklyss
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    Exhaust manifolds and turbo pipe were both ceramic coated by Olympic Coatings in Escondido, CA. Way cheaper then Jet-Hot.

    Jetfire Rebuild 19_opt

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    #9372

    jensenracing77
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    Looks great. I noticed the damper plate that mounts between the engine and transmission. If it has any loose slopy springs you will want to replace it. If they are wore the car will “clunk” when you put it into gear and shift to reverse. My transmission guy also said it can be hard on the input shaft. If you find you need another one I can get you in contact with a guy in Michigan that reproduces them for around $100.

    #9374

    oaklyss
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    The 4 short springs can rotate in the holders, how loose is that?

    #9376

    jensenracing77
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    If they can only rotate they would likely be OK. If the springs have end to end play in the holder then I would replace it. Mine had lots of end to end play.

    #9378

    oaklyss
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    Yes, they move about 1/8″ end to end. Can you get me the contact number for your guy? Thanks Jensen.

    #9380

    jensenracing77
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    Pointe Automatic Transmission. 586 776 7300. It would be best to talk to him about it. I am not sure how much play would still be OK. I just found my receipt and it was more than I thought. Mine was $200. I did not have this place rebuild my transmission but I would trust them to do it.

    #9382

    oaklyss
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    Got the crank, pistons and cam in. Waiting for water pump on Wednesday. D&D was out of stock of Neopreme rear main seals, so I bought a Felpro BS 30135 and cut 7/32″ off each half. Seems to fit good.
    Camshaft is stock spec by Elgin. Looks high quaility and is a CWC cast cam.

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    #9385

    oaklyss
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    Getting alot done. One change I’m making from stock is using an adjustable vacuum advance unit to dial in timing advance.

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    #9387

    oaklyss
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    Motor is going into the car this weekend. Can someone please show a close up of the transmission vent set up? Jensen, I was looking at your photos, but I need a closer pic to figure it out. Thanks!

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    #9389

    jensenracing77
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    These are the bast I have on my computer. If you need more i will try to get some more.

    The breather tube goes the the lower manifold stud and the dipstic goes to the upper manifold stud.

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