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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-24-2021, 07:12 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
So....about 4 of the valve cover bolts stripped...

So....about 4 of the valve cover bolts stripped metal out of the cover. My neighbor suggested buying 1/4-20 x 3/4" (US) bolts and using those as replacements. We did this w/o tapping the holes. ...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-07-2021, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
Success! I removed the oil pump and put #1 on...

Success! I removed the oil pump and put #1 on TDC. My neighbor held the rotor in place to point to the original paint mark on distributor housing. After a few tries, got the oil pump inserted into...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-03-2021, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
Thanks SciFi. I set TDC with oil pump out...

Thanks SciFi. I set TDC with oil pump out then....insert oil pump shaft per factory service manual pics....and attach distributor. I'm game to give that more than a couple of tries. Thanks for the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-03-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Dang, I hope that will be the "magic...

Dang, I hope that will be the "magic bullet!"
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-02-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
This may be a dumb question, but am I supposed to...

This may be a dumb question, but am I supposed to have the oil pump removed when I set TDC on the compression stroke....and then try to insert the oil pump while the distributor is bolted down at...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
I saw that in one of your videos! I've been...

I saw that in one of your videos! I've been occupied the past few days, but plan to redo the compression test in the next day or two to see If K's tip about putting some oil in # 2 cylinder generates...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-28-2021, 02:54 PM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
SciFi- these magnifications of the pics in the...

SciFi- these magnifications of the pics in the fsm are great....and thank you for taking the time to "refine" your explanation about how to get precisely to tdc....so that an idiot could understand...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-28-2021, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
OK, so it seems like this is the most fundamental...

OK, so it seems like this is the most fundamental and, in retrospect, devastating error to have made in this entire process. I just watched the videos for rocker arm and cylinder head removal from...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-28-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
These are great. Thank you!

These are great. Thank you!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 03:25 PM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Yes. neighbor and helper are the same person. At...

Yes. neighbor and helper are the same person. At this point, I would not hesitate to use this forum to teach me how to remove the cylinder head and get it to a machine shop......but I think my...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 06:18 AM
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Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
No, there isn't anything binding when you turn...

No, there isn't anything binding when you turn with a ratchet. I'm pretty sure that the oil pump shaft is in correct position with number one cylinder on TDC. Truck runs, but there is a new...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-27-2021, 04:33 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
I'm grateful to this forum for all of the help I...

I'm grateful to this forum for all of the help I received on this project. Nonetheless, it does not have a happy ending. After countless attempts to get the timing right, we did a compression test...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-21-2021, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Hoseman1958
Will I also need to remove fan/fan shroud so that...

Will I also need to remove fan/fan shroud so that we can get on the crank bolt?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-20-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Will do. Thank you! Look forward to meeting you!

Will do. Thank you! Look forward to meeting you!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-20-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 85
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Posted By Hoseman1958
Done!

Done!
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-20-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Thank you K! If Thursday at 3:00 PM Central will...

Thank you K! If Thursday at 3:00 PM Central will be good for you, I'll call at the appointed time. My neighbor Gary who has been helping me will be here.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
So, it looks like the "scored" timing chain cover...

So, it looks like the "scored" timing chain cover was the culprit regarding the coolant in the oil. The new timing cover, chain, etc. are installed.....but with the help of a neighbor with mechanic...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-07-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Awright.....got everything back together and the...

Awright.....got everything back together and the truck started right up....but is running somewhat rough compared to before the repair. No backfiring, just not as smooth as before.


We moved the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-05-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
I don't know what the part shown in the picture...

I don't know what the part shown in the picture below is, but it was attached to the timing cover (directly below the thermostat housing) and had a hose attached to it at the back. Whatever it is, I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-05-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Thank you A! I was hoping to hear something like...

Thank you A! I was hoping to hear something like that....but I'm committed now and will tear it all back down again if I need to.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
SciFi - I used a mallet tapping the handle end of...

SciFi - I used a mallet tapping the handle end of a ratchet wrapped in a rag with the ratchet head wedged into rounded areas near the distributor opening on driver's side, and the thermostat opening...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-04-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
A - I edited the post above so that it now shows...

A - I edited the post above so that it now shows the other pics. It looks like you were "spot on" about a scored timing cover being at least part of the problem. Is it too early to ask how far into...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-03-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
OK, I got the timing cover off. There is thin...

OK, I got the timing cover off. There is thin line scored into the metal on the outside of the coolant passageway barrier. On the inside of that barrier, corresponding directly to the scored line...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-02-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Thanks SciFi! This is all useful information. I...

Thanks SciFi! This is all useful information. I hope though that I can get the timing cover off w/o removing the oil pan. I can probably loosen it up a good bit by removing most of the screws, but...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-01-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hoseman1958
Thanks JP. Just ordered the part for $69 shipped.

Thanks JP. Just ordered the part for $69 shipped.
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