Buick 198 advice

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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by 44bz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:01 am

Here’s photos of the crack:
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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by tgreese » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:52 pm

Now it's ok.
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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by 44bz » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:22 pm

tgreese wrote:Now it's ok.
Because of the jb weld?:) I didn’t know what to do with it. Do you think I’m gonna have issues with the head sealing or is that tab not a big deal?


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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by 44bz » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:24 pm

I just realized there’s a post missing - the explanation behind the crack in the head. Weird.


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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by tgreese » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:47 pm

I couldn't see the picture. Now I can.

Yeah - I was responding to the first post with the explanation. The crack is not good, but I don't know what else to do that would not require spending a bunch of money. See if it runs.
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Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination A/Ts, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by Herk » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:49 am

If it doesn't leak water badly, run it. I drove an AMC 360 for thousands of miles with cracks above the lower bolt bosses. Coolant boogers formed but never any other problems.

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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by 44bz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:30 am

Thanks guys. I’ve got it all back together, minus timing cover as I need to order a new one. Hoping for the best.

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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by tgreese » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:13 am

There are a couple of guys on earlycj5.com that know quite a lot about these engines and the 215s. You might post up there and see what comments you get.
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Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
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Re: Buick 198 advice

Post by 44bz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:21 pm

tgreese wrote:There are a couple of guys on earlycj5.com that know quite a lot about these engines and the 215s. You might post up there and see what comments you get.
Thanks, I’ll check there. I signed up this morning.


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