Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

Re: Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:29 pm

SMITTY wrote:I was getting ahead of myself trying to order parts before I even got the engine out of the truck .... :lol:

Your right - good point. Definitely got to see what I've got in there. Only time I ever heard the slightest hint of rod knock was after the engine swap - I ran Amsoil 0w-30 because I had a case of it sitting unused, and it's damn good oil. When the engine idled down real low, you could slightly hear a dull knock. Haven't heard that since. Now I;ve got 10w-30 Zrod in there.

Engine had 146k before the swap. Now I estimate it (odometer quit) to be roughly 160k miles. Not like these engines are failure prone to start with ... but I'd rather not have to get in here again.

I think at the very least I'll do the mains & rod bearings, and throw a set of valve seals in.


It isn't uncommon for some engines to be a little noisier at an idle with a 0w-x engine oil...especially if the engine isn't warmed up yet, in that case it is usually the piston rocking in the bore a little bit. Conventional 5w-30 or 10w-30 will do just fine in this application, so if you want to save that high-buck oil for the 07Chevy I won't tell. :lol: My dad runs synthetic 15w40 in a high mileage Vortec 5.7...works good for him.

When I first got my F350 (V10) the engine oil in it was way overdue for a change...I had some synthetic 5w-20 on hand so that is what went in it. The next time I started it cold I almost *censored* my pants, that thing clattered, tapped, knocked...sounded like it was going to blow! After about 10 minutes idling it quieted down. I assume whatever had been used in it before was a heavier viscosity, and/or the fresh oil moved some carbon into the valvetrain. I gave the engine and gas tank a shock dose of "Kreen" from Kano Labs, ran it for a few days, and drained out what looked like truck stop coffee. I had some HDEO 10w-30 in a pail, so that is what it got...quiet as a mouse since then. That reminds me, it has been about 1.5 years since I changed the oil in that beast...better get to it before the snow flies!
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Re: Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Hey that's great Smitty, if you can still see the crosshatch you're prolly golden. I remember seeing that counter balancer in there when I got my longblock. got it years ago from a NJ place called Promar. I can't believe you were able to gut the electronics!! I sold my Jimmy for $300 to a guy from the coal forum here when I couldn't get it to run right after I put in a fresh trans. I forget who that was! He came down from Connecticut, I told him on the phone get a Mapquest directions. He dodn't want A Mapquest, and I gave him *censored* up directions, felt terrible. The damn gas station on the corner changed from Exxon to Gulf, I forgot there's and exit now for 78 off 287, etc. I think he got a good deal anyway.

Keep up the good work, hope you hit the lottery!! How about a nice million dollar facility! Polished concrete floors, perfect lighting, Snap-On everything, paint booth, Safety-Kleen, 4 lifts enough? Smitty's. :D
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Re: Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:19 pm

Ohhhh that would be sweeeet! I'd throw the BIGGEST forum meet n greet bash this state has ever seen! I'd fly everyone out here. Have a drovers roast with kegs and kegs of the best beer. :cheers:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Following this old timer today. The image not as clear as I'd thought when I took it. He has a newly rebuilt straight six tied down in the bed. The engine looked to be for another Studebaker, I'd bet.

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Re: Ok motorheads: how much of a "partial" rebuild would you do?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:05 pm

AAAAAAHHHHH!!! :o :shock: :fear: What is that guy doing driving that priceless gem on these winter roads!?!?!? :sick:

I would NEVER drive something like that until every last speck of salt was washed of the road 15x .... in other words, it would stay parked until May. Maybe the end of April, if the snow melted by the end of February. I cringe every time I see a classic out there this time of year.


Great pic though Cap. Those trucks are VERY rare. That's only the second one I've ever seen, and the first actually on the road. Love it ... aside from the fact it's getting a little salt bath, dry or not.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
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Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler