348 for 59 Nomad wagon

nomad59NZ

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#42
We can certainly help out with that....unless we had to declare it and you had to pay duty on it.
Thanks Dave:clap
Gav can we just mail you some JD or does that fall under the :beatup
We can certainly help out with that....unless we had to declare it and you had to pay duty on it.
Thanks for the offer gents:clap:appl. 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.

I will keep this in mind though.

Gav
 

nomad59NZ

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#44
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.

Gav
 

nomad59NZ

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#47
the Radiator that is currently in the wagon and keeping the 283 cool is a non original cross flow unit. Has done the job ok.

What would be the recommendation for cooling now that going with mild to warmish 348 and anyone want to give anything up! :D
Thanks
Gav
 

nomad59NZ

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#48
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.:facepalm

So a new drain plug was welded in plus a patch :winner

plug.jpg

Gav
 
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