Thanks for the offer gents. I normally stock up each time i come over and then just have it shipped home with whatever parts i'm shipping, which then saves on freight costs. Or I get my in-laws in CA to add the off bottle or two when they are shipping stuff for me to.
Well seems like forever when i first posted this about the 348 build for the 59 wagon.
Parts have all been amassed and short from pushed rods and lifters everything has now been dropped off to the engine reconditioners for the assembly.
These guys are real busy and the aim is to have this back by October. We have an annual car meet here in Jan 2020 and want it all full installed well before then.
i have doug's tri-y headers on order along with some other parts from the states and will be collecting these on my unplanned holiday to CA at the end of August YAY. It's just a quick trip and will only be in CA for 10 days. then next year is the BIG holiday.
So a couple of weeks ago i started getting the sump & timing cover ready to take to the engine reconditioner. I brought a sump plug & washer, sandblasted the sump, which didn't look to flash afterwards. Fitted the new sump plug and tested for leaks and didn't seal all. The plug had been played around with and upon further inspection it had a 1/2" wheel nut welded to the inside.