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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/18/24 7:20 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Not running is an inconvenience. Not stopping will kill you.

I would posit that not stopping is safe.  Nobody ever died from it, or was injured.

Not being able to choose what stops you is where you get into trouble smiley

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/18/24 7:20 p.m.

Holy moley it's 92° in my west-facing garage, I think I'm gonna call it quits for today.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/18/24 7:22 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Mental note: when house shopping, get a house with an east facing garage.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/18/24 7:58 p.m.

I need a bigger garage...

blue marker items happened today:

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/19/24 12:24 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I'm sorry for the E36 M3ty song...

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/19/24 9:37 a.m.

In reply to preach :

I assume that was just for the sparkles at the beginning and I got the gist of it within the first couple seconds and can stop there?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
6/19/24 9:48 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Mental note: when house shopping, get a house with an east facing garage.

It isnt that bad if you prep for it. 

I got something along these lines that covered the entire driveway width +3ft or so, and halfway down the driveway and I was good in Florida. 

https://a.co/d/4OCRlp1

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 8:09 p.m.

Current situation:

it's been 90°+ in this garage since 11AM, and I'm whooped. I think I'm gonna call it a day.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 8:16 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Years back, probably 2010 or 2011, I had to replace the coolant seals in my RX-7.  I had a brilliant plan: go to friend's house while he was on vacation, pull engine Friday night after work, disassemble, clean, and reassemble engine on Saturday, reinstall Sunday, drive to work on Monday.

Friend did not have an engine hoist or even a garage.  I removed the front subframe and dragged the engine and trans out the bottom, using a ratchet strap on a 2x4 across the strut towers.

It was August. Possibly hottest weekend of the year. Definitely the most cloud-free.

My sharpest memory was around 11am on Sunday, needing to somehow push the engine and trans on the rough concrete back under the car, but it was so hot and the sun so unrelenting that all I could do was stand in the kitchen and stare at it through the window.

 

Heh. Another memory of that weekend.  A friend from Columbus was in the vague general area for a baseball game (they had to play in late 1800s dress and rules, which seems really interesting to me) and he stopped by to show off his new to him, fresh from the South, Merkur XR4Ti.  He was halfway home from Cleveland, getting dark, when he discovered the fun way that there was no fluid in the transmission.  Locked up solid.  The world lost a Type 9 that evening.  I couldn't help out because, well, my car was in pieces...

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 8:33 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I stood and stared at it for a while after rolling it out. Damn man I'm beat.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 8:37 p.m.

 Clean room established:

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/20/24 10:51 p.m.

Yeah, I couldn't not start disassembly. Here's where I quit for the night:

tomorrow I order gaskets and seals and whatever else teardown suggests.

preach
preach GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/21/24 2:07 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Would have been better for you if you stopped at the title.
 

Although you did admit to liking Dio Sabbath. 

We can still be friends...

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/24 4:32 p.m.

 Separating transaxle from dead engine:

and tucked away under the lifeless body. That small garage life:

It's only 91° in here today. Feels like winter.

Kendall Frederick
Kendall Frederick GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/22/24 7:36 p.m.

It's only 91° in here today. Feels like winter.

It's 79 here in north FL right now.  You should move.

Good work on the disassembly BTW.  Be interesting to see what you find. 

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/22/24 7:56 p.m.
preach said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Would have been better for you if you stopped at the title.
 

Although you did admit to liking Dio Sabbath. 

We can still be friends...

I is my favorite Dio Era Sabbath song, and is easily in my top 5 Sabbath songs ever.

 

But, I listen to Sabbath for Iommi riffs, not for whomever is singing 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/24 10:44 p.m.

Found it!

yep, pretty sure that's it. Crank turned after I removed #8 rod cap.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/22/24 10:48 p.m.

Its fine.....

 

Nothing wrong here.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/22/24 11:23 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Funny thing is, I had the engine out of the car for something like 3 years. In that 3 years, I certainly could have thrown a set of bearings and an oil pump at it.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/23/24 9:20 a.m.

That's where my LT1 failed too. #8 rod was quite wiggly on the crank. Still don't know why it failed, other than maybe a  high mileage oil pump or just unable to handle the extra power from cam and tune.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/24 10:32 a.m.

In the foreground is the replacement short block minus cam, which I will reuse after cleaning and inspection. I'm just letting them get acquainted before the transplant.

puttering around this AM, making my shopping list. I still need one rod bearing for the new bottom end. It cracked a piston so dude gave me a replacement for that piston and rod.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/24 10:39 a.m.

#8 rod is fed by the rear main bearing.

 

Hmm.

 

Did Chevy fix the oiling system for the LT1 or does the rear main still get fed unfiltered oil directly from the pump?  SBCs usually had trashed rear main bearings in a short time because they got unfiltered oil.  Someone once told me this was a byproduct of the SBC having been designed without an oil filter and that was a feature added later.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/23/24 1:38 p.m.

Main bearings and journals, from rear to front:

#5 above, oil pump and thrust surfaces. Bearing grooves align with oil hole in journal. Journal barely registers on the fingernail test.

#4 above. That oil hole though.

#3 above. Bearing is about 90° out of position but does not appear to have spun. Maybe was just getting ready to go.

#2 above, no signs of damage.

#1 above, some debris made it to bearing. Crank surface still OK.

And here's a couple more shots of the 7&8 rod journal, because holy E36 M3 berkeley:

TurboFource
TurboFource Dork
6/23/24 6:04 p.m.

No bueno

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
6/23/24 6:11 p.m.

The 13 casting next to the carnage....

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