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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:28 pm 
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Well... I am no closer to a solution. I have moved the cam around, checked, rechecked, etc. It acts and checks like the cam is 180* off. Almost like the dowel pin is installed in the wrong spot. I'm going to put the old cam back in when I have a chance, and take measurements. Then I'll have a benchmark to compare before I call the cam company back. :bang

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:08 pm 
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If you have the intake off and get the timing cover off, can't you just look at the relationship of some lobes on the old cam to the index pin and see if they look to be in the same orientation as on the installed cam??

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:22 am 
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Hal, haven't pulled the intake yet. That's next on the list. Been working six days a week lately, hasn't left me much time to work on this. It will most likely be next Saturday before I touch it again.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:24 pm 
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I finally found the time and motivation today... it has compression now. Didn't start it, just cranked it and tested two cylinders.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Excellent, just keep at it and you'll be racing before you know

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:26 pm 
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I hope so Bill, my journey hasn't taken as long as yours. But, I have literally never driven the car in the seven years I have owned it. :( It gets very tough to stay motivated at times.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:41 pm 
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Haven't touched the car since October of last year. Uncovered it today and went over everything. I plan to get it running and break in the cam Saturday. I'm taking off a full week from work at the end of the month to try and fix all the paint issues and put it back together.

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:30 am 
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cool...hope the cam break in goes nice and smooth for you :cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:31 pm 
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Got it running today, cam is all broken in. But, I managed to lean against the core support and cause contact between the fan and the radiator. :bang

Also found some small pin hole leaks in the oil pan after I shut it off. This crap never ends... :roll

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JB Weld :aok


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:58 pm 
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That's most likely what I'll use on the oil pan. Found someone to fix the radiator for under $100 in Daytona.

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Sorry to hear about the radiator and oil pan issues,but glad to hear the cam break in went well :cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 1972 SS 454 Chevelle 4 speed Pure Stock build...
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Dropped off the radiator to be repaired today. It's going to be an $85-$125 mistake. (Plus tax) ::sigh::

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Been doing some disassembly and paint stripping when I have time.


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Rear of the car is mostly stripped down as of today.


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