348 in a '33 Roadster

JED

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#42
I would like to offer a possible solution for a fan that i have used on 2 W motors and that is a Speedway 6 bladed aluminum fan (w/o) clutch bolted directly to your pump, without spacers of course. These fans resemble GM fans except blades are evenly spaced and are compact and around 40 bucks. They do not make noise like flex fans and they WON'T flex towards your radiator. Unfortunately, i am not home to tell you how much clearance you would have left, if any. Just more input for you.
Thanks, Dean. I will check it out. It looks like it might be a solution, but I will have to get one to check the fit. Thank you for the suggestion. I did not know these were available.
John
 

JED

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#43
Different item: I removed the rotating assembly (crank, rods, pistons) from the block. I am currently placing them in a storage tub filled with oil (10 gallons) to keep them from rusting, etc. until I am ready to start the rebuild. I can't store it standing up because I can't find a container that is deep enough. I will probably be storing it for about a year until I get ready for the rebuild. Is it okay to store the crank on its side (laying down) or will it take a set (e.g., bend) without supporting it at the journals?
John
 

Don Jacks

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#45
Stand it up,coat the journal surfaces with grease,wrap it in a garbage bag. It'll be ready when you are.Every machine shop that I've ever been in stores them on the end,just figured that they had their reasons.If you're concerned bout it falling or getting knocked over,bolt a flex plate or flywheel on before you bag it up.
 

Iowa 409 Guy

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#46
Could be hard to stand up with the rods and Pistons on there. I'd take them off. Might be a bit more work, but I'd sleep better.
 

JED

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#48
Okay, I guess I will take it out of the storage container, grease it up and get an old flex plate to put on it to stand it up. Anyone need 10 gallons of cheap oil? I had coated it with oil and covered it when I took it out of the engine, but it was going dry in some places so I put it in the oil bath.

Dave: I have the rods & pistons off the crank, but they are all in the oil in the storage tub with the crank.
 

Iowa 409 Guy

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#50
Okay, I guess I will take it out of the storage container, grease it up and get an old flex plate to put on it to stand it up. Anyone need 10 gallons of cheap oil? I had coated it with oil and covered it when I took it out of the engine, but it was going dry in some places so I put it in the oil bath.

Dave: I have the rods & pistons off the crank, but they are all in the oil in the storage tub with the crank.
Duh.... not sure what I was thinking there.. .I would do what your doing and bag it.
 

JED

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#52
I finally got some extra "car" money and got some more parts in. I ordered the Sanderson silver ceramic "block hugger" headers (CC409) and they arrived Monday. I was very surprised at how well they fit and clear both the steering box/shaft and the starter. The older units did not. It looks like I will not have any issues with the steering shaft to steering box clearance or the starter clearance (starter is just for mock-up - final unit will not be yellow).

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I also mocked up the stainless steel fuel tank from Rock Valley Antiques. I will have to wait to drill out the mounting holes in the mounting brackets until after I install the body on the frame so that I get the filler neck in the right position. I put an Aeromotive Stealth 540 high volume fuel injection pump in the tank in place of the original '90's Chevy T.P.I. pump. The Aeromotive pump will support the 58 psi pulse width modulation requirements of the FITech injection system I plan to use.
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I also mocked up the Walker radiator with the stock 348 water pump. I purchased the single groove pulleys from Show Cars and used them to mock up radiator to pulley clearances. I looks like I will have to mount an electric pusher fan on the front of the radiator. I am still working that issue. BTW, I mocked-up two of the six Hallibrand 5-spokes that I have for the car for no other reason than to see if I like them. I will still need to check clearances with the body & fenders installed. I have 4ea 7.5" wide 15" wheels and 2 ea 8.5" wide 15" wheels. The ones in the photo are the 8.5" rears and 7.5" fronts.
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Still having fun....but making slow progress, severely limited by funds availability at this time, but I am continuing to press on.
John
 
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