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sciabola13

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  1. Thanks for update. It was frightening how easy that joint came apart. Would have failed at any moment... really glad I looked into it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I have the Dorman kit to rebuild, I was just curious because there are no guide pins extruding from either side of rag joint like on many pics I have seen. The rivets are flush on both forged sides of joint. Good advice on grade 8 bolts. Thanks! Jeff Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Sorry, the mobile app keeps grabbing wrong pic This is column side of rag joint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. This is other side of joint, this side was connected to column. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes, sorry that I forgot to mention that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hey Crew, I pulled the column and rag joint because getting Ready to do floor pans and easier with it out of the way. Also, old brake master cylinder leaked and turned rag joint to mush. In my research prior to yanking it, I had a good idea what to expect. As you can see in the pics, my column didn’t have a flange at the bottom and the rag joint doesn’t have the guide pins in it... H code car, automatic, fmx tranny, PS, PB, AC. Am I ok or is this thing missing pieces? The car is very unmolested, still had a factory muffler on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Pulled heads and sent them off for checking and head job. The valve guide and stems were in really quite rough shape. Will start dissembling the bottom half this week. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks for the reminder on head bolts. Would you mind looking at the pics I posted earlier and adding any analysis. I just haven’t had that many engines apart to really gauge what is going on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Update! Got her out and had great help from my kiddo. Wasn’t difficult at all, wished I would have just pulled her two months ago instead of farting around trying to diagnose. Lots of grime on that side of engine, failed oil pan gasket perhaps? The driver side is equally worse but I had a PS hose showering the exhaust manifold when I first got it. The passenger side head pulled right now, I have pulled heads on many cars over the years, usually they are fused a bit to the block deck. Not this one... Did break one exhaust manifold bolt off in head.... bummer but I am sending heads out for work so I will let the machine shop get it out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah. F these bolts. I am going to just yank the motor. I will spend more time jacking around and skinning my knuckles than it takes to pull her. That pushrod on 4 cylinder was full of goo, no oil could go up it. I will plan on sending heads out for valve work once I pull her and check out the rotating assembly. If possible I may try and put new bearings and oil pump on her since I have it out. Need to assess once I get it pulled. Thanks y’all for hanging in there with me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ok, dumb question. The exhaust manifold bolts are a pain. I can just just pull the head out with exhaust manifold still attached right? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Some pics of after I pulled the intake. Kinda gross, the intake manifold gasket was a turkey pan style and hard to tell but I am fairly confident there were some areas that were leaking vacuum. Some strange particulate in valley, almost charred looking oil? Most concerning was # 4 cylinder, last rocker arm. Every other rocker arm had a coat of oil, that one dry as a bone. That was side of engine that was manifesting a ticking sound after shutoff. Need some advice on that please! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Update. Decided to go ahead and start pulling the heads and see what it going on. When I drained coolant, noticed some oil in with coolant. Got intake almost ready to pull... Really not looking forward to exhaust manifold bolts. Got everything soaking overnight in PB blaster, for what that is worth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks. I will double check! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Did Dons technique and air was coming out through the exhaust(tailpipe) as well as through the breather hose in back of passenger size valve cover. Thoughts??? Around 90 percent certain I had #3 at TDC, that was a little tougher than dialing in #1. Lol But back to my original post, would this valve/ring/cylinder issue be causing my idling problems? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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