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    some of you guys that build motors show your builds. I think they would make good Stickys. Show all of the oiling tricks that most guys could do and anything else that takes a good build to a GREAT build. Right now Scott has a nice FE build going on and Chris Straub has some up there and a few others as well. Nice to have the pics and info handy. Hope everyone else likes the idea as well.
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    I am sure some are afraid to post their builds as the real builders will tell them that it will never work (in spite of the fact that they have been running well for years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc-Pilot View Post
    I am sure some are afraid to post their builds as the real builders will tell them that it will never work (in spite of the fact that they have been running well for years).

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    Oh, I can assure you I could post a build for my GN and get no less than 20 responses saying it won't 10 minutes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Oh, I can assure you I could post a build for my GN and get no less than 20 responses saying it won't 10 minutes.
    Ditto that,,,,, Puddingstone proved it would never run more than 10 minutes although it made two heats in Burley with the same combo ?

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    The motor than ran 20 laps at Puddlestone 3 heats and a sprint for a total of 44 laps. And won them all. And then it died. Cracked to cylinder walls, and blew a FelPro composite type head gasket. I think I found the limit of a stock Mark IV block, and Felpro performance head gaskets. The head gasket didn't really surprise me, and can't believe I even put those in that deal. But the cylinder walls were alittle bit of jolt. He said it started "going away" 18 laps into the final.



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    I guess I was living in my perfect world. I just thought it would be nice. Like Scott's 428 that is going on right now. Show a good build and simple things like the oil plugs. Most guys here do not know you can plug the lifter oil off and be ok. Most do not know where it is at. Pictures of things like that. Opening up the oil pump hole. I think it could be done. I just thought it would be nice reference material. I have forgot more then I know. If I was to build a Olds right now it would take me 2 days of reading my old build notes to even remember wtf to do to one. Most of us have little tricks we do but for the most part the basic things I think we would all agree on. Well maybe not. I still think it would be cool.
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    Have Steel show you how he plans to keep the pig from oiling the garage floor every time its started. That could be a thread in itself Half the reason there is a so called oil shortage is beacause all the FEs in the world back then, and there were zillions, leaked it on to the roads. Hell, I think I may have even crashed a motorcyle from following one



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Have Steel show you how he plans to keep the pig from oiling the garage floor every time its started. That could be a thread in itself Half the reason there is a so called oil shortage is beacause all the FEs in the world back then, and there were zillions, leaked it on to the roads. Hell, I think I may have even crashed a motorcyle from following one
    I have an old '68 F250 utility truck for work. It has a 390 in it, and I swear, I've never changed the oil in it. No need to...it needs a quart about every four weeks. Funny, it doesn't leak a drop where it sits (well, maybe a few), but I know it does when it runs!

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    Pans don't leak. They are as flat as a table top. But the front and rear seals.......the rear in particular. Like I said, if you don't know them, you probably shouldn't touch one



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Oh, I can assure you I could post a build for my GN and get no less than 20 responses saying it won't 10 minutes.


    I got a bunch of questions in PM about the odd stuff I did with my GN engine too....

    http://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/bu...life-earl.html


    I think we have different kinds of GNs though
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlbrown View Post
    I got a bunch of questions in PM about the odd stuff I did with my GN engine too....

    http://www.turbobuicks.com/forums/bu...life-earl.html


    I think we have different kinds of GNs though



    Yeah, but at least your firing order is even But it doesn't float to well, and handles like a tug boat in the rough stuff



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Pans don't leak. They are as flat as a table top. But the front and rear seals.......the rear in particular. Like I said, if you don't know them, you probably shouldn't touch one
    The worst leak on an FE that I know of is between the intake and head, at the valve cover. And it's usually not the rer seal, it's the rear main cap that leaks on the sides. The front usually leaks between the damper and the spacer, or out the front of the damper.

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    Yes, I stand corrected. Not the rear seal(unless maybe its rope), but the rear main cap sides. Best thing to do on the manifold, head, valve cover junction, if they are all three alumn, is just tig the frik'n thing closed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Yes, I stand corrected. Not the rear seal(unless maybe its rope), but the rear main cap sides. Best thing to do on the manifold, head, valve cover junction, if they are all three alumn, is just tig the frik'n thing closed.

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