Jump to content
TexasEd

Classic Car thread

Recommended Posts

On 7/15/2020 at 2:38 PM, Mother mopar said:

Pull valve covers off and installed 5.5 Qts of a break in oil and started priming the engine. Ran into some issues as the driver's side head will not oil no matter what. Turned engine by hand multiple rotations while running the drill on the priming rod and no luck. Going to have to pull off the rocker shaft pedestals and see if the oiling holes are blocked and then go from there. 

Any updates on this?  I winced when I first read this.  Having that occur to a rebuilt ( I assume) motor is ... less than ideal.

Hope you figured it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure if this counts as a classic, but I bought this all original ‘88 K5 a few weeks ago.  My plan is to do a complete restore to make it look like the day it rolled off the factory line, to include the original paint color.  Parts are cheap and this thing is pretty easy to work on.

17BAEE65-7BB7-4302-88FA-3230586404D8.jpeg

F9B8BBE3-CBBE-4D65-9E41-58ACD584F4AB.jpeg

06015100-E88E-445A-9465-B2579F538557.jpeg

2F3CA352-CE9A-4F50-95AD-486163F0B8B1.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Any updates on this?  I winced when I first read this.  Having that occur to a rebuilt ( I assume) motor is ... less than ideal.
Hope you figured it out.
Haven't touched it since. Work has been really busy. I'll pull the rocker stands off and see in the coming weeks.

I've got a big order ready to place on yearone.com just waiting for a promo code.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Anastasis said:

Love the k5. Reminds of a car my dad had as a kid. 

Two of my best friends in high school had Blazers.  Really fun vehicles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Only the second car show I've seen this summer.

FullSizeRender-171.jpg

FullSizeRender-172.jpg

My Dad lived in Lexington ... just S of there, really... maybe 5 minutes outside of town (stepmom is still there).  Where are you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My first vehicle was a white ‘79 K5 with a built 400 and 35’s. I stayed either in trouble or in the shop through high school with it. It would fly but I was constantly busting u-joints and rear ends. My dad had a matching black ‘85.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, tbone_ said:

Oh that counts

Sure does - and IIRC for anything in the 80's - buy about a half mile of vaccum hose.

Edited by AUinHsv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Brew said:

My first vehicle was a white ‘79 K5 with a built 400 and 35’s. I stayed either in trouble or in the shop through high school with it. It would fly but I was constantly busting u-joints and rear ends. My dad had a matching black ‘85.

 

Ladder bars.  Did anyone introduce you to ladder bars?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ROFL BOX said:

My Dad lived in Lexington ... just S of there, really... maybe 5 minutes outside of town (stepmom is still there).  Where are you?

Pretty town VMI, W&L university, mountains.

I'm in Richmond

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, and to make matters worse the rear lift was blocks. It had way too much power for the drivetrain setup. My typical month was 1-2 weeks of driving it and 2-3 weeks of reducing my drinking to pay for parts. Luckily rear ends and axles were a dime a dozen in junk yards. My spare vehicle was an ‘85 Pontiac 6000 wagon in baby blue with wood grain. It wasn’t near as proficient in the mud, but it tried hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not sure if this counts as a classic, but I bought this all original ‘88 K5 a few weeks ago.  My plan is to do a complete restore to make it look like the day it rolled off the factory line, to include the original paint color.  Parts are cheap and this thing is pretty easy to work on.
17BAEE65-7BB7-4302-88FA-3230586404D8.thumb.jpeg.2aa3e9a526bc1a82572b2435ee2647c8.jpeg
F9B8BBE3-CBBE-4D65-9E41-58ACD584F4AB.thumb.jpeg.3da16a2219ea9945fe7d66666384ca23.jpeg
06015100-E88E-445A-9465-B2579F538557.thumb.jpeg.f32e3976d7c3150a4ea90e424fe3fd5f.jpeg
2F3CA352-CE9A-4F50-95AD-486163F0B8B1.thumb.jpeg.ebc9d0fcb81ea6c8ba0c90d4f4001aa8.jpeg

Dad had that same Cobra CB in our 77 Chevy conversion van. Fuck yeah!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Pretty town VMI, W&L university, mountains.

I'm in Richmond

I have a friend (connection through my Dad) is from Lex; his son (obv. also from Lex) is po-leece with Richmond.  Here's a pic he posted the other day 5 minutes before taking a 3 day weekend.  You might know the area, I don't.

110149548_10216493535722036_5076852247281801581_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=84a396&_nc_ohc=h9WkJVnC380AX9w5rOE&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=b84b94c0d1de4fb0f19a721fc060900e&oe=5F44F33A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Assman said:

Not sure if this counts as a classic, but I bought this all original ‘88 K5 a few weeks ago.  My plan is to do a complete restore to make it look like the day it rolled off the factory line, to include the original paint color.  Parts are cheap and this thing is pretty easy to work on.

 

F9B8BBE3-CBBE-4D65-9E41-58ACD584F4AB.jpeg

 

 

CB Bonus for the win

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dad had that same Cobra CB in our 77 Chevy conversion van. Fuck yeah!
Want it? I pulled it and it's sitting in the garage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Assman said:
11 minutes ago, Chad Fuck said:

Dad had that same Cobra CB in our 77 Chevy conversion van. Fuck yeah!

Want it? I pulled it and it's sitting in the garage.

I do if Chad Passes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Want it? I pulled it and it's sitting in the garage.

Still have Dad’s. Two won’t do me no good! Put a big whip antenna on your house and we can talk to each other like Smokey and The Bandit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Brew said:

My first vehicle was a white ‘79 K5 with a built 400 and 35’s. I stayed either in trouble or in the shop through high school with it. It would fly but I was constantly busting u-joints and rear ends. My dad had a matching black ‘85.

I had a ‘78 with the same set up. The lift and tires were hard on the drive train. That thing would go anywhere when it was running.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out what my BIL rolled up in Saturday.

1595857887808.thumb.jpg.c2292bbb847576456dd35189d9cf987d.jpg

Only about 300 miles on a complete restoration. There are some non-original additions like Power Steering, power brakes and a/c. It was stored in a barn and the old man that owned it had over a dozen other classics ranging from Model- T to 1970's. BIL wouldn't tell me what he paid, but he did tell me the old man's son was mad as hell.

1595857905034.jpg

1595857897068.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, ROFL BOX said:

I have a friend (connection through my Dad) is from Lex; his son (obv. also from Lex) is po-leece with Richmond.  Here's a pic he posted the other day 5 minutes before taking a 3 day weekend.  You might know the area, I don't.

110149548_10216493535722036_5076852247281801581_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=84a396&_nc_ohc=h9WkJVnC380AX9w5rOE&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=b84b94c0d1de4fb0f19a721fc060900e&oe=5F44F33A

My house, and pot of gold is right under the end of that rainbow ....... of course...  Can't make out the street sign, our I'd probably know exactly where it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I had a ‘78 with the same set up. The lift and tires were hard on the drive train. That thing would go anywhere when it was running.

Had a friend in HS who had one about this vintage. It has two tabs on the ignition. You could turn those tabs as if you had a key in, and it would light right up sans key. All my buddies used to take turns stealing it and leaving campus for lunch even though we didn’t have an open campus. His grandad was county commissioner, so everyone knew his grandsons truck. So everyone thought he was skipping class, driving around town. In any given day, he never knew if he’d walk out and his truck would still be there. Car theft. Good times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, BillyGoatHill said:

Dodger got in on an Instagram photo shoot yesterday....5ec3cc0ede15d94a0f08e8b49a2afb78.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Looks as if you're leaving out the best parts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Chad Fuck said:

Looks as if you're leaving out the best parts. 

Slightly better shot in "I'd Pee In Her Butt" .....didn't want to upset anyone with NSFW on this thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Slightly better shot in "I'd Pee In Her Butt" .....didn't want to upset anyone with NSFW on this thread.

That’s what spoilers are for brosef, but thanks for the tip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BillyGoatHill said:

Dodger got in on an Instagram photo shoot yesterday....5ec3cc0ede15d94a0f08e8b49a2afb78.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

We've got bush

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BillyGoatHill said:

Dodger got in on an Instagram photo shoot yesterday....5ec3cc0ede15d94a0f08e8b49a2afb78.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I used to own a C-10 just like that one, but without the fancy paint job and seat cover (not talking upholstery).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, RPM said:

I used to own a C-10 just like that one, but without the fancy paint job and seat cover (not talking upholstery).

Username checks out for this thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, BillyGoatHill said:

Dodger got in on an Instagram photo shoot yesterday....5ec3cc0ede15d94a0f08e8b49a2afb78.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

My first vehicle was a ‘65 Stepside with a 283 and manual 3 speed.  Enjoyed the hell out of that old truck and learned a lot about wrenching on it.  I had 2 good buddies with 64-67s and every weekend someone was working on his and we’d help out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Haven't touched it since. Work has been really busy. I'll pull the rocker stands off and see in the coming weeks.  

I've got a big order ready to place on yearone.com just waiting for a promo code.

Pulled the rockers arms, shafts, and hold downs off to look into my oiling problem. After looking there was oil coming through the #4 stand (2nd pick) which oils the driver's side via the #4 cam bearing journal. That tells me cam bearing is installed correctly.  

Now I pulled the rocker arms down the shaft and there was oil underneath the arm (see the last pic) Another good sign of oiling. Now that I know it oils just need to install everything and reprime it until I get the cam journal hole lines up w/crossover hole (see 1st pic)

 

You can see how its oils in the first pic and how the holes have to line up. Second pic #5&7 cylinders look wet, positive oiling. The driver's side is oiled via #4 rocker stand which you can see has oil in the hole.

 

Unlike most cars hemi's oil through the rocker shafts not pushrods so the oiling system is unique...PIA.

 

Ps OU sux! ab9f40a180d0fb67a8cbdd988e40a323.jpga70bbe248de4cd34bd45882270f702b0.jpgfc7265775e295468bd6cbae89a123a31.jpgfdfd7514b8ca9c505f95fe6eede24731.jpg

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^

Quote

Buick’s big-dog engine was essentially unchanged since 1971, but the Gran Sport Stage 1 did get slower in 1973 because the cars got heavier. Some say they also got uglier, but we disagree.

Oh, they got uglier.  I'm guessing you'd call that a "space-age" look?  The late 60's early 70's models of just about anything were some of the best looking vehicles....ever.  Hard to keep that going I would assume, and dogging the shit out of those engines didn't help.  It was a very depressing time in the auto industry and in the US period.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

Any US car past the very early 70's is pretty much a non starter for me. They just got big, ugly, and bad.

Classic story of a technology-driven industry that got overrun by MBAs and accountants, right when fuel economy/prices and emission controls were posing probably the biggest technology issues the industry had ever faced.

 Robert McNamara was a scourge in so many ways.  Still kind of admire the dude.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Classic story of a technology-driven industry that got overrun by MBAs and accountants, right when fuel economy/prices and emission controls were posing probably the biggest technology issues the industry had ever faced.

 Robert McNamara was a scourge in so many ways.  Still kind of admire the dude.

Well the energy crisis was the last nail in the coffin contributor, but car designs had gotten really bad by the early 70's.   The 70's were generally a horrible era for design on many fronts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

   The 70's were generally a horrible era for design on many fronts.

Gagreed.  I was thinking more in terms of technological design than aesthetic.

That article talks about how the roof pillars were structurally enhanced (and bigger and uglier) because of regulation responding to rollover crashes.  I was unaware of that. My (parents') 69 Delta 88, and a couple of other cars we had in that time frame, had no B pillars, just rubber "joints" between the front and rear side windows.  I haven't seen that design feature before or since.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Gagreed.  I was thinking more in terms of technological design than aesthetic.

That article talks about how the roof pillars were structurally enhanced (and bigger and uglier) because of regulation responding to rollover crashes.  I was unaware of that. My (parents') 69 Delta 88, and a couple of other cars we had in that time frame, had no B pillars, just rubber "joints" between the front and rear side windows.  I haven't seen that design feature before or since.

Yes, automotive safety standards were changing as well, and design aesthetics took a whole to catch up. They were fat, and lazy from the success of the 60's as well, and then along came Honda.............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The other thing that as an ME I kind of hate to admit is that electronic engine control technology is what enabled cars to overcome the problems posed by emissions and fuel economy.

The Japanese cars of the era, while reliable, were dinky as hell and tiny engines and flimsy construction were not the ultimate answer.  At least from the enthusiast's perspective.

Edited by TwiceHorn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Gagreed.  I was thinking more in terms of technological design than aesthetic.

That article talks about how the roof pillars were structurally enhanced (and bigger and uglier) because of regulation responding to rollover crashes.  I was unaware of that. My (parents') 69 Delta 88, and a couple of other cars we had in that time frame, had no B pillars, just rubber "joints" between the front and rear side windows.  I haven't seen that design feature before or since.

parents had that on Ford Galaxy500.  Absolutely horrible design or assembly. The two windows never sealed and constantly has 1/4 in gap even after the dealr tried to fix them. Lots of fun at a carwash - get both inside and outside at same time

Edited by AUinHsv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


mpu


Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...