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COOLANT LINES

June 22, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
I've got the T-connector for the coolant lines that need to go to the carburetor, and I plan to hook those up tonight. It's supposed to rain all weekend, and I don't really want to drive my car in the rain yet (too much exposed metal), but if I get the car running, I might just have to drive it anyway.

I'm a little worried that some metal shavings from the head (from boring out the stud hole for the inserts) fell into the intake. I really should have stuck a ball of cotton or something into the ports before I started drilling, but I didn't even think about it. After I was done, I reached into the intake port under the stud and pulled some metal shavings out of it. Ugh. I hope I got it all out. I could just pull the head and clean it up for certain, but that's a ton of work, plus I'd need to buy another head gasket.

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I'm going to rotate the crank and try to blow stuff out of the head with my air compressor and see if that helps. yeesh.
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