Well, still trying to get me a V8, I want Bobs "kit" but I havent heard back form any shippers yet.
As mentioned above, the Red pill has been sitting - for years - for one reason or another. I started poking around and found water in the cyls so I was pretty bummed that I wasnt going to get the car to move on its own means until I could get all the stuff for my transplant. I gave the cylinders a healthy dose of WD-40 and let it sit a day or two while my fingers were crossed. Last night I took off the front facia and got my breaker bar on to the crank bolt. After a little wigglin' I got 'er free. Man there is a bunch of crap in the cyls. I poured some oil in the bores and gave it many revolutions to coat everything and then went to bed.
This morning started with fabbing and running the new brake lines, that went swimmingly, looks good. Sense of accomplishment indeed. No matter what the engine does, it needs brakes right?
Next on the list was the fuel lines, the brakes needed to be done first since they reside closer to the chassis than the fuel lines. I hade collected all the line and fittings so i just needed to crawl under and size everything up. I used braided from the pump to the filter and then a hi-pressure rubber hose with push-on ends from the filter forward to where I have it clamped to the original metal line. this will serve well until I see where the engine swap takes me. I will likely eithe rrun new hard metal lines all the way forward, or braided all the way...
Battery was charged and installed. Fuel pump relay checked and functional. None of the fuel lines leaked - got it right first time. Yea, all was sounding too good.
It took a while to get the fuel system primed and to get the 5 gals of new gas flowing. I had the plugs out and cranked the engine to chuck the rest of the crud out of the cyls and prime the oil syslem. Took off the oil cap, plenty of oil up top now.
Heck, maybe I'll just put the new plugs in and hope for the best.
Well, thats about where my day ended. I could get a chug here and there but just wouldnt crack off. Verified spark, verified fuel, thats almost all ya need right? Well out came the plugs and in went the compression tester.
Cylinders, 50 - 80 - 50 - 100 - 70. Either the rings are still stuck or they got broke in the process, either way I had nuttin to lose.
The thing that bums me out is the fact that after all these years the car sat where I couldnt work on it myself, it was only a weekend away from running. Now I spent that weekend to find its not going to happen.
On to bigger and better i guess, that was the plan anyway but I needed some sort of closure to the current state of the car.