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Forum: Big Blocks
Today, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By BillK

Put some die in it and run it to get it good and...

Put some die in it and run it to get it good and circulated. Then when it leaks again you should be able to see where it is coming from with a UV light.
Forum: Toronado
June 14th, 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By BillK

I got the ones for my Wife's Riviera from these...

I got the ones for my Wife's Riviera from these guys:
http://www.sandkindustries.com/

I did the back ones about 5 years ago and they took very little work to get them to fit. Definitely fit them...
June 14th, 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By BillK

Don, My 84 S-10 and my Wife's 84 Riviera...

Don,

My 84 S-10 and my Wife's 84 Riviera both have carbs. Both start just fine even after sitting for a week.

I had the same problem with the Riviera. Figured the carb just needed going...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 14th, 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By BillK

Either that or have some custom pistons made. I...

Either that or have some custom pistons made. I am not familiar enough with those blocks to say if it is ok at that size bore. You could sonic test it to make sure.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 14th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By BillK

Do you know that for a fact ?? Piston clearance...

Do you know that for a fact ?? Piston clearance is designed into the piston. A .060" oversize piston is designed to run in a .060" oversize bore. If your original guy actually did finish the block...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 14th, 2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By BillK

Don, I have also heard that the Comp Extreme...

Don,
I have also heard that the Comp Extreme energy cams can be noisy but I would think they would be so from the intial startup, not after 40 miles. Aluminum valve covers can also really amplify...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 11th, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By BillK

Then why would Edelbrock say 25 ? Maybe their...

Then why would Edelbrock say 25 ? Maybe their manifold flexes more than the factory aluminum one ?
Forum: Small Blocks
June 10th, 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By BillK

The other thing I would like to add is to make...

The other thing I would like to add is to make sure and use a torque wrench on the bolts. The Edelbrock instructions say 25 lb ft which I think is a lot less than the factory specs ? When I did my...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 8th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By BillK

Did you buy the intake new ? It looks like it...

Did you buy the intake new ? It looks like it has been milled to me.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 5th, 2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillK

Jeff, Just another thought. Not sure if your 76...

Jeff,
Just another thought. Not sure if your 76 has a vented gas cap or not ? If the tank vent system got stopped up for some reason the hot day may have caused the pressure to go way up in the tank...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 3rd, 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillK

I did not suggest using lower than specified...

I did not suggest using lower than specified octane. I said that running higher than specified octane is a waste of money and can actually hurt performance and mileage.



I cant say 100% for...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By BillK

That is absolutely the truth. I am not at all...

That is absolutely the truth. I am not at all afraid to ask about something that I don't know about. I don't care how good of a machinist you are you will NEVER know everything about every type of...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillK

I just found a copy of a 75 owners manual and it...

I just found a copy of a 75 owners manual and it calls for 87 Octane. 76 is most likely the same.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillK

Just wanted to add that a 1976 350 probably...

Just wanted to add that a 1976 350 probably should be running on 87 Octane fuel. 93 might actually make the situation worse. You will most likely get better mileage with the correct octane gas too....
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BillK

Was it boiling or did the needle and seat get...

Was it boiling or did the needle and seat get stuck open with some dirt and just flood it ???
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By BillK

Looks like it is supposed to have an electrical...

Looks like it is supposed to have an electrical connector on it. Is the rest of the engine compartment / emissions equipment all stock or modified. If it is disconnected and has been running fine...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 31st, 2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By BillK

First question would be have you ever done a...

First question would be have you ever done a complete engine before and do you have the proper tools to measure everything and to assemble it ?
Forum: Small Blocks
May 30th, 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By BillK

Too bad you are not closer. I made a tool that...

Too bad you are not closer. I made a tool that bolts to the four pulley bolts and holds it from moving.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 29th, 2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By BillK

I am going to repeat what the others have said. ...

I am going to repeat what the others have said. No sealer on the blue Fel Pro gaskets. The blue coating actually is a sealer that is meant to "heat flow" and help seal the gasket. If you put...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 26th, 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By BillK

I replaced the one in my Wife's 84 Riviera about...

I replaced the one in my Wife's 84 Riviera about 5-6 years ago with one of the new aluminum ones. It lasted about 4 years and started leaking again early this year. I actually managed to find a NOS...
Forum: Paint
May 24th, 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By BillK

Do you have a sample of the color ? Most good...

Do you have a sample of the color ? Most good paint stores should be able to scan it and mix the correct color.
May 21st, 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By BillK

Absolutely, the wire wheels need white walls :) ...

Absolutely, the wire wheels need white walls :) BUT the problem is they are getting VERY hard to find. Last time my Wife's Riviera needed tires we had to go with Cooper as they were the only white...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 13th, 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,238
Posted By BillK

Is that distributor actually a Multi Spark type...

Is that distributor actually a Multi Spark type setup ? If so you need to try a "regular" timing light without the dial back feature and see what you get then. MSD absolutely recommends not using a...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 13th, 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By BillK

Did you try it with the cam bolt tightened up ?? ...

Did you try it with the cam bolt tightened up ?? Probably wont make much difference on an Olds but can make a big difference on a Chevy sometimes. That does look a little loose but probably would...
May 7th, 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By BillK

Just want to add that it would really help if you...

Just want to add that it would really help if you guys put a proper title on your posts. Maybe something like "Problem with new power steering gear" ??? I almost didnt look at this one.
May 7th, 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By BillK

It sounds to me like you got either a defective...

It sounds to me like you got either a defective gearbox or a defective pump. You might be able to find someone with a pressure gauge to test the pump ? I would make a call to the gearbox...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 27th, 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,104
Posted By BillK

Look at the picture I have attached. The...

Look at the picture I have attached. The openings that the arrows are pointing to are the "windows" ...
April 18th, 2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By BillK

What do you have the ignition timing set at ? ...

What do you have the ignition timing set at ? Try bumping it up a few degrees and see if that helps your hesitation.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 11th, 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By BillK

I used a Cloyes stock replacement set on the 307...

I used a Cloyes stock replacement set on the 307 from my Wife's Buick last year. I used a Crane hydraulic roller that was ground very close to stock specs and it came in right on the money.

Also...
Forum: Toronado
April 11th, 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By BillK

Has anyone replaced the weatherstripping on a 79-85 ?

Hey guys,

I need to replace the door/roof rail weatherstripping on my Wife's Riviera. It is the same as the Toronado and I have the Fisher body manual which gives pretty detailed instructions....
March 26th, 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By BillK

Jimbo, Most likely the carburetor but you...

Jimbo,

Most likely the carburetor but you never know. I just went through this with my Wife's Riviera and even though I have probably done a hundred Q-jets in my life I simply could not get hers...
March 22nd, 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By BillK

Are you talking about the small imperfection...

Are you talking about the small imperfection (yellow arrow) Or the larger big circular mark (red) ??
The small one looks like a casting flaw. The large circle almost looks like the crankshaft had...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 14th, 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By BillK

I am pretty sure that Melling has them. Your...

I am pretty sure that Melling has them. Your machine shop should be able to get one for you. I can check in the morning to be sure.
Forum: Big Blocks
March 2nd, 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By BillK

Tom, Not sure if Chevelle people are allowed...

Tom,
Not sure if Chevelle people are allowed over here :)

I have tried but always seem to miss a spot that is not covered with a gasket. Not sure if I would trust regular engine paint in...
Forum: Small Blocks
March 1st, 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By BillK

I just went through this a couple of months ago. ...

I just went through this a couple of months ago. The original core in my WIfe's Riviera gave it up after 30 years and was replaced with a parts store one. Well 3 years later that one started...
February 15th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By BillK

You are absolutely correct. My point though was...

You are absolutely correct. My point though was that you have to check it first to find out what the problem really is. There is a very good chance that the rocker pads will have to be machined but...
February 14th, 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By BillK

The only real way to find out the answer is to...

The only real way to find out the answer is to mark the tip of the valve and play around with rocker arm position until you get the geometry correct. The geometry has NOTHING to do with whether he...
Forum: Small Blocks
February 2nd, 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By BillK

[/left] How true :)

[/left]
How true :)
Forum: Small Blocks
January 30th, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By BillK

I have never used anything on rear main seals. If...

I have never used anything on rear main seals. If you see how much of an interference fit they are you really dont need anything on the seal parting surface. They are mashed up against each other...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 30th, 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By BillK

:) :)

:) :)
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