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In Topic: oil pan leak

16 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

I'll 2nd that the Permatex "Right Stuff" is exceptional.  No gasket - just a heavy bead and follow the directions on the bottle to the letter for timing.  DO NOT get any on the crank!!!.  

In Topic: 74 620 V8 Swap

16 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

Consider using a stainless steel overlapping band clamp at the header collector to the reducer.  No gaskets to leak.  Round clamp sealing  butted round pipe.  

In Topic: H190 Differentials (w/Pictures)

11 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

If I'm not mistaken that LSD will only go down to a 3.89 gear ratio before the ring won't fit.  Correct?

In Topic: Project itch.. need advice

11 October 2017 - 08:36 AM

The 620 is a brick.  It will NEVER get 35-40 mpg, unless you drive it like a Prius and stay under 40 mph.  It has 20 square feet of frontal area, most of which ranges from 45 degrees to flat vertical.  Its not aerodynamic.  And with the quantity of fabrication you want done, you realize you could buy a used Prius for 1/8 the money this project will cost, right?  Even then it will leave you disappointed.  How about just buying a rotary Mazda pickup?  

In Topic: oil pan leak

11 October 2017 - 07:55 AM

An old-timer once told me to start with a can of "Arid" spray-on deodorant, and spray it from top to bottom on the engine.  Baby powder works too, but you have to make a bigger mess.  The powder will "wet" with oil, so you can see your leaks.  Clean the engine and repair leaks from the top down - you'll generally have less to repair if you follow these simple steps. 

All leaks will eventually look like they start from the oil pan or rear main seal.