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What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

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uncle ron

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by uncle ron on Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:57 pm

400 turbo ,  narrowed 9in ford with tru trac (posi)  4.11's , 11in explorer disc brakes . Jegs has a zz4  performance cam package but was told it voided the warranty . Like your van , xlnt  work .
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Joe Van
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Post by Joe Van on Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:43 am

CONGRATS.!!!. cheers .GREAT CHOICE.. steel crank,roller cam,4 bolt main,you will be Better off in the long run cant wait to See it and Here it run..... Your Van is going to be Super Quick with that motor .!!!. Sure beats waiting on the machine shop. Smile ......
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:05 am

Yeah I feel it is the best choice, 2 year Warranty sold me. I might go though the old engine (way later) and put it in a different project.
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:38 am

Yahoo!!!!     HO HO HO...Crate has arrived and in its house.   I'm hoping to finish the hook up and do the break in over the Holiday Season.

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone.



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dodge man

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Post by dodge man on Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:46 pm

i'll bet your happy, and smilling from ear to ear, i know i was when i got the engine in and fired it up for the first time,
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Joe Van
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Post by Joe Van on Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:06 pm

WOW.!!!. that motor sitting in that crate is a beautiful sight.!!!.. You have one SHARP looking van there ..CONGRATS.. Very Happy ..
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Big W

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Post by Big W on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:23 pm

So glad to see you have the new engine. Do you need to use any kind of special oil for these crate engines to break them in properly, or are they ready to go when you purchase them. just curious is all.
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:08 pm

Big W wrote:So glad to see you have the new engine. Do you need to use any kind of special oil for these crate engines to break them in properly, or are they ready to go when you purchase them. just curious is all.

The manual says to use regular mineral oil 10W-30.  Run for 30 mins between 2000 and 2500 RPM with no load.

I'm soooo excited to here the Old Girl running again, I missed a whole year of driving.
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Twinpilot001

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Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:23 pm

use also =non - detergent 30 wt oil & change after 100 miles. This is for ring break in! sealing
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Twinpilot001

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Post by Twinpilot001 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:26 pm

did u ever determine what made loss of oil pressure?? id look inside the oil pump??? in gear set =for maybe some wire feed from welding?? maybe a second oil filter gasket was left on block from previous oil filter removal?????????????? affraid 
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:08 pm

I am waiting for a new different starter come in the one I got from NAPA was for the wrong size flex-plate.  Now I ordered a mini Hi-Torque started from the local speeed shop.  
So Im taking this time to change out my temp gauge and hook up my new Tach.  There was a big mess of wires bundled behind the dash plate, so Im updating my wiring schematic and cleaning things up.
At this point doesn't look like I will get the engine running in the Old Girl this year.... oh well there is always next year.

Happy New Years Every Buddy



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panelmanrd

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Post by panelmanrd on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:32 pm

Being a mechanic for a living, I have seen one other oil pump
pressure relief valve stick and cause over pressure and blow the
filter gasket loosing the oil, but didn't lock the engine up.
Sounds like there were two problems with this engine, one
was the oil pump, the other was a clearance issue.
I have seen engines run for about 5 minutes before the
tech remembered he hadn't filled it with oil after an oil
change. I saw a contest at a car show once where they drained
the oil from a running engine to see how long it would run,
45 minutes later it finally locked up, the noises it made
were horrendous. But took almost 7 minutes to start knocking.
This is what makes me think it was a clearance issue.
Maybe crank not ground correctly, somebody mixed
up some rod bearings when they were boxed when new,
or the rod cap was on backwards, there are lots of things
that can cause the bearing to fail, lack of oil was not all to blame,
not in my opinion anyway. Just more than my two cents worth.
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:39 am

Summer 2014 is done, I got a bunch of stuff done to the old girl.  I will start from were i left off with my last post and the things I did.... but, first all my hours of work won me a 2nd place award at our first show with the old girl.  We entered the Rock'n August show in the modified custom class and I didnt think I had a hope in hell of winning anything, there were close to a thousand vehicles there from all over Canada and the USA. Yahoo!

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Big W

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Post by Big W on Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:33 pm

Congrats on your trophy Lyrad. Lots of hard work in your van and it shows. cheers
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Digz

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Post by Digz on Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:52 am

Excellent!! Icing on the cake.
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vanny
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Post by vanny on Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:13 pm

How about a couple of new pics Lyrad? Congrats on the trophy!!! cheers cheers


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rocky69rhodes

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Post by rocky69rhodes on Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:17 pm

Very nice
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Just something to share, if it works. Check out this link
http://mystarcollectorcar.com/december-2016-number-14-is-a-charm-a-1969-chevy-van/
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Digz

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Post by Digz on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:01 am

That is a very nice write up for an excellent van! Great work .
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vanny
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Post by vanny on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:30 am

That's an excellent article and well deserved accolades for a job well done!!! Congrats Daryl! Beautiful 2nd Gen! cheers


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Big W

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Post by Big W on Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:34 pm

Congrats Daryl on a great looking ride and a great article.

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