DOREE PART 2- 1972 SQUIRE

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  1. As Is '66

    As Is '66 2 Wheeled Mod Staff Member

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    Looks more Natural in the driveway, CLEAN...
    BUT NOOO Don`t Sell her,
    Dennis
     
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    Looking forward to the Ride up on the 3/30/23 riding around Georgia rodes in The Blue Beauty..525 miles round trip return on the Saturday April fool's day IMG_20230307_114103.jpg
     
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    Transmission mount and cross member installed .
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    And I Quote >
    "Git `er Done!!!" @andrewok1

    Looking like Progress,
    Dennis


    I need me some Progress :D

    Ann is coming right along, we Walk Daily through the yard...
    Wal Mart will be her challenge soon, Everybody Walks at Wal Mart
     
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    Well
    Did not drive Ranchero to See Dennis and ANN..
    Blue was acting up..timming Chain

    Replaced and replaced oil pan gasket and seals
    Replacing Crankshaft bearings..Rods look good..
    Lower Bearings showed Ware.
    Pre ignition possible cause...

    Drive shaft and valve covers for Doree

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  6. As Is '66

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    Progress...
    That`s what it takes is real Work...
    That`s still a four letter word ^^^...
    Dennis

    Git `er Done
     
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    Just got Main bearings for Blue Beauty...
    So I can start putting it back together this week
     
  8. As Is '66

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    I Love it, each day a little closer,
    ennis

    You GO BOY!!!
     
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    Been taking a few weeks away from 72 SQUIRE. .
    I'm going to get back at i
     
  10. As Is '66

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    Git `er Done @andrewok1

    We gotta get Ann`s in there,
    Dennis
     
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    Got main bearings and rod bearings in...
    Timming Chain cover on.
    Mounted new motor mounts...
    Easy with out Oil pan down....
    Next the oil pan. ...
    Been busy with life....
     
  12. handy_andy_cv64

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    At least Life waylays you. For me, it's my worn knees. Taking far too long in getting simple stuff, as well as exercising by taking my lawnmower for a walk, done.
     
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    Well life has a way of hindering us all.
    Just got to press on .. just had Nerve burning on 8 locations in my back
    I feel for you my friend..
    Andy
     
  14. As Is '66

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    Prayer goes out for all,
    Dennis
     
  15. Clark

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    andrewok1 - you replaced main/rod bearings without pulling the engine?

    Just curious. I did that to my '75 GT 460 primarily to replace a leaky rear main seal. That was way back probably in 1986 and me in my late 30's. No idea how I ever did that but never again!
     
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    Thanks D for your friendship..

    Andrew
    Handy
    we be here Quite a while
    Yeah... the cost of stuff today and then the quality of it ...and unbelievable hard to work on this That and the other things..
    As use to be....
    Still have the thought to take action on getting Blue ranchero Back together... I can work over head raising my arms up ..
    Puts me out of commission for a few days..
    . Even though Life throws Punchs ✊
    We are to be strong and carry on...
    Get it
    Got it
    • Gone . .....
     
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    Clark
    on the car lift I just use a Jack pole and remove motor mount bolts and jack up untill the pan clears ...of course motor mounts out at this point...
    It ain't fun but Necessary!!!
    Sure miss Hillbilly
    You could ask about anything automotive. He would have just the plan of Action...
     
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    Yeah, he did. A great wealth died with him that day.

    Funnily enough, the factory instructions do not have you remove the mounts, unless you need to access the block sides or the sand plugs. I did that on Steven's Mark V 460, if you recall, and the pan. The anti-sway bar, end links and frame rail bushings all have to come out, and the crank turned till the counterweights are inside the block, but otherwise, just for oil pan removal, the mounts can stay put.
     
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    Yes Motor mounts takin out you can then lower engine to get better access to the Crank and rod bearings and bolts....
    So the torque wrench clears with out the use of Extensions .. I am old school tool box ...
    Extensions On a torque wrench to me is not the best way to re torque...of course today they make special extensions with Torque specs.......so I guess you can get by with them.

    It's tricky to do in the car ... taping the bearings up and around crank..I used alot of Lucas oil Stabilizer ...thick like honey ... allow bearings to slide easy.and stay in place...


    . hope to get on it button up soon as my body is ready.....
     
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    Gosh I remember that - unbolt the motor mounts, remove the front stabilizer bar, and jack up the trans and engine to remove the oil pan.

    Then frustration because I could not get the new front upper main bearing insert to slide into place. I was complaining to my machinist when he asked me if I had loosened all the front belts. Well duh, of course not!

    I'm still amazed I was able to replace the leaking rear main seal in that 460 without pulling the engine.
     
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