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Re: Almost back in business



overheat could be a couple of things, good luck...

On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 4:46 PM, 'Paul L. http://1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/ml-lennemann63.html' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Had the car on the road today, the engine runs great.  Only one problem, it is over heating a little.  I changed from a 180* to a 160* thermostat on advice from Randy.  Tomorrow I'll drain down the coolant and check to make sure the new thermostat is working properly.  Had to drive to Rich K.'s house this morning to borrow his timing light as my old one refused to work.  The engine sounds better than it did before.  There used to be quite a bit more noise from the valve train.  This engine had been gone through previously by the machinist who had it for eight months this time and it only had maybe a couple thousand miles on it when I had the detonation problem.  So I'm much happier with my new machinist.

Paul L.

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:05:38 PM UTC-6, Paul L. http://1962to1965 mopar.ornocar.org/ml-lennemann63.html wrote:
I spent the last two days dropping my 440 back into the Sport Fury.  It has been sitting for the last 14 months due to a detonation problem and a broken piston.  The long time lapse was due to a machinist who had it for more than eight months without doing any work on it.  So I finally just went and picked it up.  Rich K. and Dodger recommended a machinist who is a Mopar guy, but he is also busy.  
The top land broke off of one piston and upon inspection discovered that, that had produced a big dent in the cylinder wall, which could result in a crack.  So it was recommended to sleeve that cylinder, which then means the others have to be bored.  As it was explained to me the cylinders adjacent to the sleeved one get distorted in the process so they need to be bored to bring them back to round so all the others need to be bored as well.
But at last it is ready.  As luck would have it the weather is cooperating and it hasn't been too cold in my unheated garage.  So if everything goes to plan I should be able to fire it up tomorrow.  And the weatherman is forecasting temps in the 50's for the next couple days so I might even be able to go for a bit of a cruise.  Wish me luck.

Paul L.

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