The Rebuild of Oz

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:57 pm

That is a ratty looking 5.3 in the back of that Lincoln.

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:56 pm

Oh yeah. It'll polish up nice, though. :D
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:02 pm

Well at this rate you will be done with the Jeep and able to come help me finish the ARO in time for the graduation trip. :lol:

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:09 pm

I'm hoping! The wife is back to work, so things should progress smoother. I was going to call/text you about that one thing( ;) ), but it will have to wait until at least the weekend of the 17th.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:28 pm

Yes extra income is always nice. I am in no hurry. She is getting lonely though.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:46 am

Heads have been off the engine for almost a week and I've finally got them and the valve covers cleaned up.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:40 pm

So did you meet your goal?

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Not sure which goal you're referring to, but I don't think I did. Been busy with Scouts 2 nights a week plus the wife has a new job that has her working several evening shifts so I've been playing mr. mom. Hopefully I've got the Tiger den sorted out so I can step back from that and get at least one night of my week back. Haven't pulled the engine short block down yet or got the rear springs mounted to the frame. Also, the door of the garage where Oz is staying broke and takes 2 people to open and I'm only 1.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:39 pm

Don't think the 56" chevy springs are going to work. Too much arch and too thick. Going to see what happens with some 63" springs. Might end up using some coil-over shocks as overloads. We'll see.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:47 pm

The 'ratty looking 5.3' is now a pile of parts.
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It all looks good, so I'm going to put new main and rod bearings in it, put new rings in it after a light honing, paint the block up all pretty(still undecided on color) and put it all together.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:17 pm

Pink. Paint it pink.

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:23 pm

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:36 am

How is that pink motor coming out?

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:43 am

Have most of the parts, but still need a few little things. Been busy with scouts and deer season is in 2 weeks. I hope the non-pink engine is together before Christmas.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:37 am

Well, the block is painted, but it's not pink.

Ready for paint:
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Painted:
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby bassntruck » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:28 pm

And there were crickets. I am kinds hoping you have not done anything to it. It might make me feel better.

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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:06 pm

Haven't really. Busy time of year and lack of funds due to the holidays. Still need to pick up some rings so I can get the engine back together, have a line on another transmission that will actually work with the LS engine, have a line on some different rear springs, dug a pair of 24.5" extended length shocks out of the parts dumpster at work(throwing away good parts because they didn't sell.....). I also need to change the starter on my f150 and the lincoln now has an exhaust leak.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:09 pm

Hopefully some small semblance of progress will occur within the next week or so. More to follow.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:03 am

Starting piecing the engine back together last night. Got the crank, cam, and 4 pistons in. I'm slow.
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Re: The Rebuild of Oz

Postby j20owner » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:11 pm

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Got the oil pump, pickup, front cover, rear cover, and oil pan, but that stuff isn't very exciting.
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