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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 18, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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leaks embarrassment

see the embarrassment there? just looking for opinions. got new gaskets coming for the water pump, thermostat housing.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 18, 11:23 PM
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Re: leaks embarrassment

It's not leaking from the manifold? Sounds like you got it covered.

Order a can of paint, some masking tape, acquire the old ladies newspaper from across the street, clean her up/ mask it up. give it a pretty coat of paint before you slap on the water pump.
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Hey to me, it looks like an engine that runs. Not one that sits under a spotlight and mirror.
If painting, get the matching spray paint and spray it into a cup, then brush it on, much less masking on and around bumpy engine parts.
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[QUOTE=DUTCH MAX HEADWORK;10970734]It's not leaking from the manifold? Sounds like you got it covered.

It probably is. A lot of my problems stem from building this as an invincible know it all young man. Like usinh the fel-pro manifold gaskets instead of edelbrock cos I knew more than the engineers.

So I am now, 16 yrs later, going back and trying to correct these issues.

The paint brush idea is a good one, and I do still have the paint (wonde if it is still any good??)
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Re: leaks embarrassment

The Fel-Pro gaskets are some of the best on the market. It looks like the end seal is bad at the intake. Did you use the rubber gasket there or use silicone? Terry
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The Fel-Pro gaskets are some of the best on the market. It looks like the end seal is bad at the intake. Did you use the rubber gasket there or use silicone? Terry
Terry, I can't remember. It was ages ago. But I agree, it does look bad there.
If you read the edelbrock manifold instructions though, it specifically says only to use edelbrock gaskets. I don't think it's a marketing thing either.
I do use FP for everything else.
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My embarrassing leaks usually show up as a damp spot in the crotch of my jeans.
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Did you put sealant on the intake bolts that go in to the water passages? Looks like those are wicking up?
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Using an old tripower intake, the end rails and passages are prone. As Alan said, use sealer on those two front intake bolts. I have to use RTV for the end rails. It has to really setup before i drop the casting on and tq it down. Otherwise, it will weep, as I've discovered, esp the rear.

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"Right Stuff" will get her done.


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Is that detail spray? I do have a few more odds and ends to go to
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Re: leaks embarrassment

Looking good, need to restore that alt bracket with matte black or semi-gloss black. Then clean up the wiring shenanigans around the battery.

If you paint the bracket, you need to clean the paint from the mounting surfaces so you'll have a good ground. One way to do this is clean the bracket, get a bolt and washer the size you will use to mount the bracket and put it in the bracket holes before you paint. They will act like masking without having to do any masking. You won't have to clean off paint and risk damaging your awesome new paint job.

Get us a picture of that battery/wiring and explain what you have hooked up and we'll work on a cleanup plan for you....if you like.
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Get us a picture of that battery/wiring and explain what you have hooked up and we'll work on a cleanup plan for you....if you like.
I was going there next. I need to run a new battery cable first. There is a new headlight relay connected directly to the battery. That's all that is there now.
The negative is new and grounded properly to the bracket clean metal.
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