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 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:29 pm 
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We're now moving at the pace of a speedy turtle! We got the old motor and tranny pulled today. Not much as far as progress, but it is progress. We were delayed by digging out the engine hoist from the back of my dad's "barn". We had to move all kinds of junk to get it out and loaded on my truck. But, that's boring stuff.... Now for some pics from the short day's work:

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Turned out to be a gorgeous day, with a high of about 60 today, so the garage doors were open today! Here's the old mill being hoisted out. Roll Tide! :lol:


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My son manning the Hoist. The hoist gave us some problems. The jack didn't want to extend all the way. Guessing it is low on hydraulic oil, it's very old. Anyways, we had to re-lower it, and shorten the chain connecting to the lift tabs, then go again.





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As you can see, we have a lot of cleaning and detailing to do. I plan on giving the engine bay a good steam cleaning and some paint to freshen things up.




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Another empty engine bay shot.



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The old mill. I believe it is a 305 out of an mid 80's Chevy pickup. Need to check the numbers. Wonder if I can get anything out of the motor/tranny? :-k



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Just waiting for a new drivetrain....


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If you make a mess, you gotta' clean it up! Here's the son sweeping up the mess. Until next time!!

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awesome progress. anything you can unbolt in the engine compartment do it! makes it look much cleaner when reassembled.

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slimbo5 wrote:
awesome progress. anything you can unbolt in the engine compartment do it! makes it look much cleaner when reassembled.



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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:44 am 
 
Awesome progress. Definitely spend some time on the engine bay. I rushed mine and wish I'd cleaned & painted better.

Keep up the good work!


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Got any pictures of the Volvo with the LT1? Sounds like a fun grocery getter!!

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Got any pictures of the Volvo with the LT1? Sounds like a fun grocery getter!!


Sure, the text in my signature is a link: http://chrislindh.googlepages.com/1986740glelt1t56


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comin' along! :D keep it comin'!

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given that the valve covers are not center bolt, i'm not sure. :| :? nice project :thumbsup:

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I don't think they went to center bolt until 87 or 88.

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That would be a big 8-7 good buddy... :)

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chree....that wagon is WayCool!

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