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Picked the head up this arvo , so I cleaned up the deck of the block and scraped all the carbon off the tops of the pistons- found some marks that indicated this motor has eaten something at some point Image

Cylinders 3 and 4 - explains how the score mark in pot 4 came about…….
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Anyhoo, cleaned it all up , found some cracks in the block between head stud holes and water jackets

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Cleaned out the head bolt holes and hoping for the best Image
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Crossed fingers, and a dab of thread sealant.

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The question that is begging to be asked, tic, tic, tic……….


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Grey in the Bin and a Chev in !!!!

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I’m just wondering whether the ute is going east in June or rattler?


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Errol62 wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 8:22 pm I’m just wondering whether the ute is going east in June or rattler?


Ute is coming east this year
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Had a go at it yesterday arvo, after cleaning up the block , running a tap through the head bolt holes and drilling holes for the improved cooling head gasket - thanks again Harv 👍👍 - I unwrapped the bottom of the head , gave it a squirt of Hylomar , along with the block and the head gasket , cleaned up the head bolts and threw the head on . When I unwrapped the rest of the head I realised the bloody thing was not painted 🤦‍♂️, too late so on it went. I then spent the rest of the afternoon chasing around for a can of grey engine enamel
Ended up getting one mixed at my favourite paint shop so this arvo I masked it up and painted it. While I was doing that my mate Mick was cleaning up some of the crap on the carbies, they have been filthy for years - there’s a reason why you never see the bonnet open on my ute at shows 🤣🤣🤣
Anyway he cleaned them up nice so I went the extra mile with a mild case of CDO and masked them off and repainted the linkages and pulled all the screws out and painted them as well. Kept plugging away at it and now it’s all back together, just need some coolant in the morning and fire it up 👍👍
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Wrote the last post on explorer not Tapatalk so I couldn’t put pics on ….
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Took her on a club run up to York today, ran like a top Image
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Good news :grin:

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Sweet.


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Nice work Blacky, did it run a few degrees cooler with the different head gasket?
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No not really, its also PISSING out oil , will have a look at it tomorrow , think its the sideplate.
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