Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue
I have several problems with the 1964 Series 62 including poor engine performance at accelerating and shift problems. It only shifts up at around 25 - 30 mph and stays in that gear at D4. I never…Continue
A good machine shop will help you sort out what you should do and replace on the heads
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Be especially careful to —-Not put the rocker arms on…"
"Thank you both for your helpful advise. Today I had time to do the low cylinders with a bit of oil. The pressure just increased by 15-20 psi so not much at all. It has to be a valve issue. What is notorious on the 64? Stuck Springs or worn Out…"
"I know that one of the front bumper bolts will thread into the harmonic balancer bolt hole ( where the caulk plug came originally stock ) —but not sure which one it would be —if that is the way you desire to be turning the engine…"
"A rust buster type penetrating oil ( PB Blaster-is best ) would be good in the cylinders to help loosen the gummed up rings of an engine not run much in last 20 years ?
Easy to spray into the cylinders
Very good chance…"
"Doesn't matter what oil, whatever you are running in the car would be fine.
Next step would be to perform a leak down test. You can usually rent a leak down tester from an auto parts store.
Important that you get each cylinder at top dead…"
"Thank you for that helpful advise. I will try this week to do a compression test with oil. Do you have recommendations which oil to use? Hopefully it will be a valve issue since I don't like to pull the engine. The car was not driven often in…"
"Put a squirt of oil (about a teaspoon) in the low cylinders and rerun the test. If the compression boosts then the rings or cylinder walls have leakage. If no boosts then likely a valvetrain issue and you can move to the next tests."
Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to determine if the carb is set incorrect or if the engine is getting tired and got horrible results: driver side psi starting from front 135, 95, 130, 190, passenger side beginning from front 180, 190, 200, 140.what should be the next steps to determine if its just stuck valves or major piston/cylinder…See More
"Hi. Do you know where is the pressure gage access point located on the hydra matic ? What thread size it has? I will start to check the pressure since it is stated so in the shop manual to determine if it might be a stuck valve, the clutch or…"
I am talking about sealing the choke tube that’s in the intake —on both sides as was necessary to do when my Edelbrock was installed due to the new electric choke
Is that the same thing you are saying ?
You use the…"
"Tony, you do not need to block off the exh ports in the intake if you want to run an electric choke. The heat tube is sealed from the exh gas. The heat tube only heats up the air being drawn into the choke by vacuum. If the heat tube is…"
"Your best bet might be to get the stock parts you are missing ( from Russ ) and install them to prevent the exhaust gasses from coming up the intake tube and then install a manual choke on to your carbs butterfly to control the butterfly as you…"
"To use the electric choke design from Edelbrock on the Carter carb —only ( good Idea and improvement over stock ) you will have to remove the intake manifold and block the old heat tube in the intake on both ends OR you will…"
Hello, and thanks for adding to group!I am restoring 1964 429 engine which I bought as dismantled. It is said to be smoking in driving and has been stored as parts for a year. It is most probably…Continue
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
I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …