I am planning on pulling the engine out of my '63 today and send it out for a rebuild. Thinking about doing the same with transmission. Is it easier to pull them together or separately? Does anyone have any tips that deviate from or add to the shop manual?
Valve cover gaskets can be ordered through most local Auto Parts Stores. You can get the Fel-Pro VS13333C through AutoZone for around $21 + s/h & taxes. They are the thick cork and rubber filled type.
The biggest mistake in installing valve covers and gaskets is over-torqueing. Make sure the rims of the valve cover are flat. If not take two boards...one on top and one on bottom and flatten with a hammer. Per shop manual valve covers are torqued to 28 in/lb or about 2 1/3 ft/lb.
The Bill Hirsch 1949 to 1976 is the closest to the original. Click Here for a PDF cheat sheet I did of engine paint colors. You will see contact info for Bill Hirsch paint. Also Click Here for an engine painting tips I put together and included in a recent chapter newsletter.
I would steer clear of the Seymour paint if you are trying to stay original. If you like the lighter brighter color I have 3 cans I will let go for $15 + s/h just to get them off my self. Here is a comparison I did between the
I know I'm not the only one who has dealt with constantly failing exhaust manifold gaskets but I have the heads off for a valve job and I'm trying to fix the issue once and for all. Well, maybe for a…Continue
Is there a Youtube about this? From what I can learn for other lesser cars, such as they may be, the drill is: remove rear seat bottom and back, remove the plug from the top motor reservoir, use a…Continue