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Old 10-16-2011, 10:32 AM
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Finally took the project out for a shakedown to-day---was not very successful.

Pulled out on the Highway and ran for less than a mile and heard a noisy tappet sound. I pulled up and shut it down. Started again and got no oil pressure---and shut it down again--there was no rpm reading either

Did observe that I was running at 4000rpm prior to that. I have a 3.73 rear end on 18 inch tires. I suspect that it is not going into third on the TH 400. Any body have any info on what my rpm should read at 60mph. It is a 454cube.

Opened the hood and felt the distributor moving left to right--pulled the distributor and the gear and pump drive are fine and the cam gear seems ok---???? maybe the brand new Meiling high volume has failed???

Looks like a strip down again? Not having any fun.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:40 AM
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The dist. shouldnt move at all get that looked at first.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:28 PM
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I only have been on freeway once ever since I got my 3.73gears and posi unit...I was like at 3400 Rpms at 65-70 mph...somewhere around there...but I am in the process of changing my gauges for that reason...don't know if they are working correctly...but it's fine on the streets...but yes u will get crept mileage on the freeways with 3.73 gears....

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Old 10-18-2011, 04:04 PM
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OK--the brand new Sealed Pro oil pump has failed--lesson being---for oil pumps go with the best--so now I have ordered a GM Performance Oil pump.

I'll check the gauge and the tranny when I get the engine back in again---whew--a near miss.
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hey 80ECF, your elkie just showed up on the home page. I admire your choice of color!

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OK--the latest--the pump was shot--gears hard aginst each other and barely turning.

The problem is whether this high volume pump may have put all the oil out from a stock pan and then failed. Seems unlikely though.
Got a new GM Performance Pump but it seems no different that the failed sealed power--and--it will not fit the stock pan. I plan to shorten the piping that leads to the pick up filtered end so it will fit--should I?
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:29 AM
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OK--the latest--the pump was shot--gears hard aginst each other and barely turning.

The problem is whether this high volume pump may have put all the oil out from a stock pan and then failed. Seems unlikely though.
Got a new GM Performance Pump but it seems no different that the failed sealed power--and--it will not fit the stock pan. I plan to shorten the piping that leads to the pick up filtered end so it will fit--should I?
NO!! Don`t mod it,, if it doesn't fit there is a reason,, post some pics of the issues your having,, was this a complete new motor? What is the clearance from the pick up to pan? And is it a 5 qt pan? If it is a big block can empty the pan while cranking the RPM`s, Had a HP BB 10+ years ago of a buddy`s drag car,, did some damage while hitting high RPM`s, emptied the oil pan,, so it can happen,, did you do any deburring of the oil returns in the block? Matty man
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Here's the latest!!

I did shorten the pick up against the advise of matty man and the GM Performance oil pump works great---60psi on start up and it never falls below 25psi when it gets hot---and boy did it get hot--in a three mile journey it got up to 210 and i shut it down.

Now I have overheating problems--so I go back to the shop--and we replace the electric fans with a seven blade clutch--same issue. So we check and we have water seeping into the number 3 piston on the driver side--blown gasket. When we first ran the car the lower radiator hose blew out and it seems that the gasket went. So now I am changing the two head gaskets. Got one done to-day and hopefully within a day or two the other should be done.

This has been quite a task thus far with very little reward---I am yet to enjoy this car.
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you will! just keep at it!
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Glad you got it going,, once you get the over heating issue taken care of,, enjoy the car,, post some pics when ya can,, matty man
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:00 AM
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OK---here goes--did the head gaskets and now the temp is fine--need to change brake master cylinder and booster and I'm good to go--at last

PICTURES??? OK

Here are some before-- http://www.gbodycentral.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1603

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NOW---hope you all like--comments and criticisms welcomed.
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