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Post by Laguna Budman on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Go to your local Menards, Lowes. Home Depot and purchase an empty plastic quart paint can. Dump your POR in it and reseal when done. Works great! I've also put a piece of Saran-Wrap over it before putting lid back on. Try it, it works.
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Post by 77mali on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:33 am

Laguna Budman wrote:Go to your local Menards, Lowes. Home Depot and purchase an empty plastic quart paint can. Dump your POR in it and reseal when done. Works great! I've also put a piece of Saran-Wrap over it before putting lid back on. Try it, it works.

I have a couple- I'll try it out today...if it ever stops RAINING!!! Mad
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Post by 77mali on Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:52 pm

Yep...Love me some Por15

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Post by 77mali on Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:26 pm

Had a chance finally to inspect the engine & pop it on the cradle. However....WTF happened to my 4 Bolt main bearings?
Man I'm F*****G Pi$$ED OFF.

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Post by ant7377 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:01 pm

Oh S#@t ! I would be mad Paul as well! Dont forget to paint over the POR it isnt UV resistant,it will break down if the sun gets to it and it will I've seen it break down too.
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Post by 77ElClassic on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:29 pm

77mali wrote:WTF happened to my 4 Bolt main bearings?
Man I'm F*****G Pi$$ED OFF.


Wow - that is so wrong on so many levels.
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Post by pila on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:58 pm

The four-bolt mains aren't necessary unless you are running big power anyway.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:16 pm

but if he sent in a 4 bolt block and got a 2 bolt back i would be woppin some arse

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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:06 am

The problem is I paid for a rebuild of my engine which had 4 bolt main bearing connections- with a block core exchange. That's what I expected back- even though the engine is a mere 350 HP- I got no call from them saying this would happen and it came as a complete surprise (shock). If he had said- I only have a 638 casting for a 2 bolt, I would have told him forget it.


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Post by pila on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:31 pm

Maybe he figured that the power of the build didn't need the 4-bolt mains (?) Of course he should have notified you of any changes in the agreement.

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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:36 pm

pila wrote:Maybe he figured that the power of the build didn't need the 4-bolt mains (?) Of course he should have notified you of any changes in the agreement.

Yes, he should have & he didn't return my email or a telephone call this PM. I'll be on their doorstep tomorrow morning.

Think of it like this Bill:
If I brought a bench seat to an upholster to be recovered and I got there & the job was completed (& done nice) but the center arm rest was missing because the upholsterer felt it wasn't necessary to complete the job. Know what I mean? My theory is that he did not have any 4 bolt cores and was either too lazy or too busy to bother to drill & tap the bottom of the block for the extra bolt holes. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt too maybe he just screwed up and forgot mine was a 4 bolt...if he admits it, we'll work something out, if not then it will get ugly. UGH...like I need this "bleepin" drama.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:23 am

Well happy to say they took full responsibility for this mistake. Turns out it was an honest error. Unfortunately they will have to tear down the entire assembly to transfer to a clean 638 4 bolt core but there was no drama and I received a heartfelt apology. I am a happy camper...don't even mind hauling the engine back up there. I respect people who "own-up" and after all, how can you argue with- "Don't worry- I'll make it right & I'll get it back to you in a week or less".
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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:25 pm

Thats nice to see He's taking care of it. We are all human and make mistakes but its only a mistake if you leave it that way.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:21 pm

Yes we are all human for sure... I've made my share of mistakes. I walked into this giving them the benefit of the doubt (after thinking the worst & then thinking it through & calming down a bit-LOL).

I'm glad there are still honorable people out there. Very Happy
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Post by pila on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:22 pm

Well, he just proved that he is a straight-shooter, and his word is good. Very Happy

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Post by 77mali on Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:59 pm

Finally got around to finishing some pain in the butt stuff

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Post by pila on Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Great job on those parts !! Very Happy

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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:52 am

Thank you Bill. I had to fight the urge to get a dual hump X-member... but the darn thing was in such good shape under all the grease & grime that I have to keep it.

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Post by 77mali on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:57 pm

Got my engine back this afternoon & made darn sure to look underneath before they loaded it...LOL. Will post up some pics this weekend once it's on the engine stand. Looks like they applied like 3 coats of enamel on it (probably to make up for the little mishap). Happy it all worked out.
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Paul,what are you going to do for a tranny crossmember? Are you going to cut and modify that one?
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Post by 77mali on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:33 pm

No Anthony I'm leaving it as is (or as close as I can). The car came with pipes & mufflers but I have them stored and haven't laid the system out yet. Might get some opinions from a couple local 'custom' exhaust places near by and see what they think too. The exhaust is not the original style & I installed the 2 long pipes from the headers (no mufflers) when I got the old engine going last summer & fall. Looked like there was plenty of clearance. We'll see.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Got sick as heck over the weekend. Finally felt good enough to get the engine onto the stand.

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Love that new piston smell....LOL.
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Post by DiscoMalibu on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:55 am

Hey, the 4-bolt mains are back! Mmm... Me like shiny new things. Beer
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:44 pm

The pics don't do it justice- it came out real nice. Hoping to work on it some more this weekend. Very Happy

Edit: The final engine parts came today! Going w/ a double roller chain & sprocket and got the oil pan seal too.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:13 pm

My car needs a new core support...ugh. Everythings looking good...love seeing pics of your progress

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