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Project Blogs / Re: Mike's 1973 D22 Complete t...
Last post by RockwoodMike - Yesterday at 11:49 PM
Just a reminder of where this all started..I have come a long ways..But a long ways more to go :shocked:  :(
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Project Blogs / Re: Mike's 1973 D22 Complete t...
Last post by RockwoodMike - Yesterday at 11:47 PM
I tore down the alternator and cleaned it all up..Internally it look good..Brightened up all the contact points..Powder coated the mounting brackets

Pic 1-2 shows it all complete.. It was a Bosch rebuilt..Had the official sticker on it..

Pic 3-4 Starter with the custom heat shield is official in place..Headers are fully bolted in..Everything seem to have worked out..

Now I need to make the muffler system complete..That is going to be interesting
#3
Topics for all Chassis / Re: Need Help Locating Spark P...
Last post by Bnova - Yesterday at 10:10 PM
You mean how to get to the engine?

If so, that would most likely be under the cover between the two front seats.  That is how we access the engine on our 86 Minnie Winnie.
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Chevy - GMC Chassis / Re: 1986 454 Headers
Last post by Eyez Open - Yesterday at 06:04 PM
Oh boy I have the same setup, the valley of death comes to mind. My own approach will be...having a fire suppression systems close, clean engine&bay, one hot torch and some instant freeze spray.

Made simple quick heat and sudden freeze, shock therapy. Lol and gentle hand on the strong arm bar..or maybe a light setting on the impact wrench..slowly walking the bolt in and out.q
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Chevy - GMC Chassis / Re: 1986 454 Headers
Last post by RockwoodMike - Yesterday at 11:52 AM
You mentioned in your video, that the engine has 2 smog pumps and all that tubing that you cut away..

Will you be eliminating that equipment??

Here in Taxifornia, you would not pass the bi annual smog inspection..thus not getting a registration to drive it
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Chevy - GMC Chassis / Re: 1986 454 Headers
Last post by RockwoodMike - Yesterday at 10:05 AM
Quote from: zMadMechanic on June 11, 2024, 10:48 PMThe problem child is the one towards the front of the engine, behind the brake master.

If you get frustrated, just walk away from it for a while..And while you are away, you can think more clearly..
Then you will come up with better ideas to get it apart, besides getting a bigger hammer!!

Plenty of You Tube videos on handling bad bolts and other things..

You are doing Great!! :)clap  :)clap
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Chevy - GMC Chassis / Re: 1986 454 Headers
Last post by zMadMechanic - June 11, 2024, 10:48 PM
Made some progress. Loosened 7 of the 8 manifold bolts on drivers side. The last one requires removing the brake master cylinder, which I was trying to avoid, but probably best to replace anyways based on appearance.

https://imgur.com/a/WpKbhKD

Video is from before I got 3 more loose today. The problem child is the one towards the front of the engine, behind the brake master.
#8
Pic 20-5..What it looks like inside when every thing is removed

Pic 21..Soda blasting the tin can..Cleans it fast and well!!

Pic 22..Soda blast the pump body..Removes the grease and grime but it is soft on the metal..doesn't harm the metal..

Pic 23..Clean but you need to use Simple Green to wash down residual soda..The soda will melt away with the soap and water.. Compressor air dry it..

Waiting on the kit to get here..Friday..Then we put it back together..
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Pic 17..Front seal for the input shaft..Easy to pop out with a screw driver after the input shaft is removed..

Pic 18..2 seals that separate the high pressure side from the low pressure side..
These get weak and you lose pressure..It causes the high (About 1500 lbs) pressure to leak back into the low pressure side..New seals come in the kit.

Pic 19..Close up of the input shaft..There is a cir clip holding everything together..You don't need to remove this..You can clean it without taking it apart..So leave it alone

Pic 20..Big O-ring that seals the pump body to the tin can reservoir..it can leak here too..Comes in the kit 
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Pic 13..Snap ring..Plate..spring..Easy so far.. :azn:

Pic 14..This is where we pull the guts out..Reach in and pull out what you see here..This is where the pressure is created..

Pic 15..Shows what it looks like..10 little pieces (they are called vanes..Pushes the fluid to pressure it ..Also the housing that holds the vanes in..

Pic 16..You can now pull the main shaft out..There is 2 pins to line up everything..