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    I agree with the lights on and the food on the table, but it's not just a little mom-and-pop shop, it's Arnold Motor and they have 50 stores. For a large parts store I don't think it should be that hard to be in the ballpark within 25 to 50 bucks of the others. Oh well, they do fantastic work and I'll put it together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I agree with the lights on and the food on the table, but it's not just a little mom-and-pop shop, it's Arnold Motor and they have 50 stores. For a large parts store I don't think it should be that hard to be in the ballpark within 25 to 50 bucks of the others. Oh well, they do fantastic work and I'll put it together.
    Fair enough. No worries- you're making progress and that's also important. 8-)

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    Nice! Glad to see you sticking with the flathead; very cool piece of vintage iron.
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    Seth, I feel your pain. I got nailed by Arnold's in Ankeny last year. They quoted me $100 with the cam bearings to put cam bearings in my 5.3. When I picked it up the price jumped to $235 because they mis quoted the job. They charge $137/hr for labor so I believe they don't need to sell parts to keep their lights on. That's what I get for not making the 2hr round trip and using my normal guy I suppose.

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    Well with the kitchen mostly behind us I finally had a chance to start putting this old girl back together. Christian showed up to help and we got the main guts put back together today. I'm hoping to have it on the road this summer, we'll see how it goes.
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    Good to see the "A" team back at it! Thanks for the pics too. 8-)

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    I have a guy on Communist Book that is telling me I better get the crank balanced. He said his vibrated bad and his crank ended up being 100 grams off. Do you think it's worth pulling it back apart or was his just a fluke?
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    You mean "CommieBook", formerly known as "Facebook"?

    If you're concerned I'd think that balancing the rod, piston, bearing & ring assemblies would likely be enough for a street driven in-line 6, unless you're planning to rap it like a sewing machine? It's hard to imagine the crank itself being out 100 grams, but maybe I'm all wet.
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    I guess it could be. Mixing parts from different years?, who knows if it's all the original parts??
    As an aside topic. A person I know, cannot call him a friend or acquaintance.. assembled a 66 fastback Mustang. It was a car I put together as part of a deal and it went south badly. In any event.. he had a SBF that he was unsure of the year and he didn't know how to tell. And he had bought a late model ( late 80's ) 5.0 that he wanted to put into the Mustang so he assembled all the parts that he had and got the car running. It looked really nice but the motor shook something awful! He wasn't aware that early SBF used a 28 oz flywheel weight and Later 5 point ohs used 50 oz... He mixed the 5.0 with his early 302 flywheel! I would only smirk... told him once he should find and fix the problem.. Another guy who knew my history with the car said he was trying to buy it, I asked him if he tried to drive it. He said no but he heard it run. So I told him what the problem was and swore him to secrecy and to use that knowledge to get a better price. Which he did and then brought the car to me and I swapped in a new flexplate and then drove it back to the previous owner. Revved the hell out of it with a nice burnout! Something they could never do! Satisfaction guaranteed!

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    I don't know if any of you have ever put a clutch in or pulled the motor out of things, but it is an incredible PIA to do either. Because of that, I am going to run it on a stand first and make sure that I have no leaks on the pan or rear seal.When I do that I'm sure I can rev it up and down and run it enough to know if there's a vibration or not. I really don't want to take it back apart if I don't need to.
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    Mr. Spock says that is highly logical reasoning! 8-)
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    It sounds to me like you have a good plan going on. I've had cummins 12v cranks that far off but in those 2 engines it had heavier rods at the opposite end. Those engines ran without shaking so I think they had their stuff figured out when they assembled them.

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    I got a lot done today, the motor, trans, pedals, steering column, and master cyl in. I pulled the fuel tank and it defiantly needs some help. I'm doing the electrolysis thing on it right now to try to clean it up. I was surprised at how bad the radiator is, I put the garden hose in the top just to check it out and the water never came out of the bottom. I wish I checked that out earlier, our radiator shop guys nickname is fingerbut because he so dang slow. Hopefully I'll get to hear it run next week!
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    Don't need a radiator to fire it up for a short run. Just sayin'.. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Don't need a radiator to fire it up for a short run. Just sayin'.. LOL
    Yep, If I want to run it a while, I'll loop the hoses and fill it with water. They can run quite a while that way especially if they turn the heater on in the cab.
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