Serpentine belt drive for a 400

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  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    That 5.0 should have had them; Babe's engine had them, and assembly was a snap. Also, didn't the '69 cover have the front main seal inside?
     
  2. handy_andy_cv64

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    And Robbtroy: How soon before a fire-off?
     
  3. ribald1

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    The seal is in the same position on the balancer. I didn't replace the seal on the 69, it may have installed from the inside.
    There exists a centering tool, I use the balancer. Install the cover on the balancer, install the balancer, start all the bolts then tighten the accessible ones (not the pan, those are done after all the rest are tight), remove the balancer and finish up.
     
  4. handy_andy_cv64

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    I figured that would have been how to do it.
     
  5. pmrphil

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    Then you missed them when you had it apart - when they went to the lightweight blocks (80 1/2-81) dowels were incorporated in ALL the small block Windsor engines. Possibly someone had it apart previously and never replaced them?
     
  6. Robbtroy

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    Well, the next thing I have to do before firing it off is fabricating it's exhaust system. That is in progress... hopefully within 1 month,,,,
     
  7. handy_andy_cv64

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    I'll be waiting.
     
  8. Robbtroy

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    Well starting on the headers so that I can fire it up, one good project deserves another.... IMG_20170603_212414.jpg
     
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  9. handy_andy_cv64

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    I'm still waiting....
     
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    hay , there's holes in them there pipes
     
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  11. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Sometimes you just have to back away and wait for that perfect moment and then it works...
     
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