Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Center' started by Forrest, Jan 2, 2019.
Dang Forrest, that's a little more than a "nice 73"!!! Sweet ride my man!!! Welcome aboard.
Thank you! I thought the paint job was pretty bitchen
Welcome to the site Forrest!lots of knowledge here
Figures. Between you and the guy with the 6bt, talking about doing a Detroit swap into a Chero, we'll all be seeing these rigs marking territory....
Lol I’m hoping that this one will be different! But then again the total loss system always has the freshest oil hahah
Yup, you only need replace the filter (or filters, as the case may be), and top up. But, as a Navy man, I've had VOCs in my drinking water, so I'd rather not drop any anywhere. There's a line in the movie "Men of Honor," where a crusty old admiral tells one of the principal characters that one tablespoon of fuel oil contaminates a million gallons of water. Well,I don't know if that's true, but I do know you can light contaminated water on fire...in your drinking glass.
Hey, I actually went out and fired her up this morning and there was not a bit of smoke coming out of the engine or the tailpipes, some moisture on the ground of course where the tail pipes are. But no smoke .. I’ll pull the plugs today. Also since I added the 1” insulator and re tuned the edge rock carb it’s a little up and down on the idle right when I first start it. Have to keep it kinda revved high for second then she will idle just fine..
Welcome... you should have held out for the '69! I am partial to them myself!
just kidding... about holding out!
Like that, kind of has a NASCAR look to it.. Can't say I have seen one painted like that.
Thanks! I thought it was sweet. Kind of reminds me of a Subaru brat paint job lol
Ah, that's where I'd seen it. So the question becomes, was this original, and Subaru copied it?
Some do say that the brat was based off this ford right here.
So nobody but me puts a little oil down into a cylinder when running a compression test to determine if its rings or heads? A dry measurement then a wet measurement...... Quick and easy and has never led me astray.
Welcome to the site Forrest. That is a very nice car ya got there.
Some smart folks and some fun shenanigans here for sure. (It sure has been quiet lately, hasn't it?)
That's how I was taught. I've never used a leakdown tester, so I can't comment on that method.
(It sure has been quiet lately, hasn't it?)
Yes, pleasantly so I'd say, with more actual Ranchero talk and some intelligent humor thrown in for good balance. Thanks Moderator(s).
Well, yeah, but I'm talking about the paint job.
I was too, sorry my humor comes off dry sometimes
Werid, isn't it? Not having to argue with someone all the time.
Same same. I think this method is as old as the ICE.
How do you tell valves leaking from head gasket leaking with the leak-down test? I've not heard that one before. I need to run some tests on mine, but I'm afraid it's gonna tell me that the rings leak.
Nice Ranchero, by the way, and welcome to the group.
Head gasket will either bubble in the coolant, hiss in the oil galleries or both; rings will hiss at the oil gallery also. Intake valve, loud hissing with the throttle body open, and exhaust, hollow hissing at the tailpipe. Remember, you must check all points (radiator neck, oil fill, throttle body and exhaust pipe) to gen an idea of the engine's overall condition. 10% leakage is the most allowed on any cylinder, and 5% or less across the board is an excellent-condition engine.
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