Jason Engine Rebuild Project Pt 3 - Engine Complete

Jason Engine Rebuild Project Pt 3 - Engine Complete

Here are some pictures reloaded from the old site of my engine rebuild project. These pictures were taken May 6, 2012 after rebuild was complete and engine was ready to go in.

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Comment by Jason Edge on September 15, 2012 at 8:41pm

The car was running fantastic today as we cruised down to the Clayton Harvest Festival Car Show and since I knew it might be a while before I can drive it as I replace the exhaust I changed out the metering rods to 4% richer for both cruise mode and power mode.   As good as it ran earlier now with the new richer metering rod jet configuration it is really running incredible.  I took it for one last spin before I start removing the custom dual exhaust and it is just really running great. It will be funny to hear it nice and quite when I get the new exhaust system installed, but couldn't help taking it out for one last blast before I start the change-out.  Just to back up a bit, when I had went from the ignitor II setup to the Ignitor III setup I returned the carb configuration to stock to get an ideal of  how the richer jets might improve with the III setup and it really makes a big difference!

Comment by Russ Austin on September 15, 2012 at 12:25pm

You'll love it, when you open her up. So much power. With my 63 390 motor, I spanked a new truck with a power chip. It was a guy at work, and another guy at work witnessed it.  I heard laughter (directed towards the truck owner), and ( I never knew that old car had so much power)

Comment by Jason Edge on September 14, 2012 at 10:32pm

The engine now has 347 miles on it (162,278 on the car), and changes the oil for the first time since the rebuild.  I had planned to wait until 500 miles were on the engine but was anxious to change it now that I had least have some miles on it.  I'm running regular "on sale" 10W30 oil and wills switch to a semi-sythetic or all synthetic after 1000 miles are on the engine...which at my rate will be some time! :-)

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63 rear main seal

Started by Luther in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello all , just spent better part of the weekend installing a new rear main seal and pan set on my 63 390 , all though it slowed the leak down considerably , l still have a drip , l used a Felpro…Continue

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Valve stem seals for 429?

Started by Matti Roth in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Matti Roth on Friday. 7 Replies

Hello!I am rebuilding 429 for 64 DeVille and got Felpro head gasket kit including valve stem seals. Is it recommended to install those even though they are not originally used? O-rings will be…Continue

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Can you help? Driveshaft Question....

Posted by Chris on May 30, 2021 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Hello!

Newbie to the group here - we have already found tons of invaluable information on the board, so thanks! We are restoring a 1963 Series 62 Convertible. We are wondering if anyone knows of a source to buy the propellor yoke flange (that bolts to the pinion flange) for the driveshaft? One of our ears partially broke off. Not sure if we can buy just the yoke flange as an aftermarket part, or if it has to be rebuilt by a welder/fab guy? Maybe a salvage yard for a source? Again, any…

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Thank you Kurt re: VIN location

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 19, 2021 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

I just wanted to say a thank you to Kurt for steering me to the tech tips page on V.I.N. locations.  Excellent information.  Thanks a bundle.

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V.I.N. where?

Posted by Robert Pellow on April 18, 2021 at 1:41pm 6 Comments

Where can I find the V.I.N. on a 63 convertible?  The usual space at the base of the interior windshield on the driver's side has been decimated by weather.

63 Trunk detail

Posted by Bob Pontius on April 8, 2021 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob

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