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Found this at the pick and pull. Pretty beat down.
How much to grab that duel shock setup



If it don't fit use a bigger hammer ...

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How much to grab that duel shock setup
Good eye. Didnt even notice. I will try to get back out there, let you know.
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engine casting code...upside down.



Got it torn apart.



I saw on Scoops thread "timing straight up" where the two circles were facing each other. This looks 180 degrees off from that. What is the difference? Is the cam symmetrical such that it does not matter?



Nice to have a helper.



Rust protected the radiator clip. Now on to the fenders and other...
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man your working your ass off. looking good keep up the great work. post up more pics when you can
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Good deal brother! Project is moving along a good pace. My daughter likes to help out Daddy also. Just like Trace Adkins song "Just Fishin'"

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I saw on Scoops thread "timing straight up" where the two circles were facing each other. This looks 180 degrees off from that. What is the difference? Is the cam symmetrical such that it does not matter?
I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that is at the top of the exhaust stroke.

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Good deal brother! Project is moving along a good pace. My daughter likes to help out Daddy also. Just like Trace Adkins song "Just Fishin'"

hope you didn't mind the video!
Dont mind the video at all. My daughter was on my lap when we checked the forum, and she made we watch the whole thing...good analogy. Thanks man.

Its not about wrenchin.

raleigh-just realized how dumb I am. couple more turns and they probably line up....
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man your working your ass off. looking good keep up the great work. post up more pics when you can
Thanks, will do!
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Nice to have a helper.
i love it! one of my favorite pics of my daughter (oldest of 3) is of her as a young toddler, reaching into the engine bay of my wifes 94...cough, cough...jeep cherokee...cough. it is adorable! cherish it, i love having my kids wrench, nothing is better.

i'm diggin your progress too. i gotta stop following these 78/79 builds, it just makes me wanna get another one!
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you got the best pit crew...cute kids...wish i didn't live on the east coast..got a set of seats you could get..cutting off the bushings is where i at..still deciding to pull the trans or not to remate with the engine..like what you are doing..always fun..can't wait till i can see the finish rig..
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i love it! one of my favorite pics of my daughter (oldest of 3) is of her as a young toddler, reaching into the engine bay of my wifes 94...cough, cough...jeep cherokee...cough. it is adorable! cherish it, i love having my kids wrench, nothing is better.

i'm diggin your progress too. i gotta stop following these 78/79 builds, it just makes me wanna get another one!
Thanks! I have to get this thing running by May, not sure if i can, but I am going to try. I am moving 6hrs away, and I need to break it in before the drive.

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you got the best pit crew...cute kids...wish i didn't live on the east coast..got a set of seats you could get..cutting off the bushings is where i at..still deciding to pull the trans or not to remate with the engine..like what you are doing..always fun..can't wait till i can see the finish rig..
I would love some new seats. Not in the budget right now.

I need to know how much it is going to cost to do the tranny. There is no way I can do it myself by May. Trying to figure that one out today.

It is amazing how much the little nickle and dime pieces cost you on these rebuilds.

Thanks for the support guys. It is going to get interesting here soon!
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Just got the quote from the machine shop. $1500 for the basics. Thinking about getting this crate motor and saving myself some heartache.

http://www.hiperformer.com/featured_...for_400lb.html

Any thoughts on this motor? It sounds fine with the RV cam. Save me some money that's for sure, and it would be here next week!
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what crate motor are you talking about???? make sure its a decent one, i got a long block from advance auto years back for a s-10 blazer. i had nothing but problems with it, advance ended up replacing it twice. they even paid a shop to install it. it would of been better to just pay the machine shop to do it. it was a weekend job that took about a month after the headaches and fighting with the reps from advance.
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I had a engine from ATK in my '79 and i beat the hell out of it and put about a 100k on it before i sold it. The price was about the same as the one you posted but this was 15 years ago.


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Not sure what to do here. I dont really want to get a crate motor. I just cant, understand how it could be done well for that little money. I want to do it myself, guess I just underestimated the cost of the machining. I figure with a cam kit, pistons, crankshaft, and all the other parts I got another $1500 atleast. The compromise is getting some basic cheap parts but then all I did was build a create motor by hand for more money.....hmmm. Wife says "Get the crate motor here next week and get it over with. You can do it again in a couple years." easy for her to say!
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Here is what I did.

https://www.sandjengines.com/Quality/

Screw it. $1795 delivered to the door with an Elgin performance RV cam Part # E-953-P, Cloys 9-1121 Dual Timing....and i still got money left over for an intake and carb....and a 100,000 mile warranty. Not the same as doing it myself, but you cant argue with a short timeline and budget.
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They buy parts in bulk and slap them puppies on an assembly line.

They probably get the parts at 1/4 what you can get them for, that is a huge difference.

I say get it, that warranty is good, if they honor it that is.

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They buy parts in bulk and slap them puppies on an assembly line.

They probably get the parts at 1/4 what you can get them for, that is a huge difference.

I say get it, that warranty is good, if they honor it that is.
I asked the guy that same question. He said they buy direct from the part vendors, which saves money, and they dont add a distributor fee. Ends up like 1k less than Jasper, with a better warranty. I looked over their process and it seems pretty quality. It will be here Monday, in "Ford battleship gray"!

Still feel like a chump for using the crate, but at least it will be up and running soon, and I get a warranty. I probably would have screwed something up anyway.
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Anybody need a boat anchor?









Timing straight up.











Oil pressure: 76
Oil flow: 38
Compression: 168
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Those are some good numbers buddy

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