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Ryan1253
06-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Here is some pictures of my Champ with a fresh engine rebuild and fresh paint under the hood...check it out.

http://community.webshots.com/album/572788793egnbos?start=0

Enjoy!


Ryan

silverhawk
06-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Wish mine looked as good as that, good job!

Dylan Wills

'61 lark deluxe 4 door wagon

63t-cab
06-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Nice job Ryan,

Looks really great,what engine is that,259,289? so it looks like you had enough room to slide the engine out between the fronts of the fenders just by taking the nose panel off.what type of paint did you use for the engine? soon I should be your copycat with my 63 Champ engine swap!

Joe.

Joseph R. Zeiger

Ryan1253
06-02-2009, 07:48 PM
Its a 289, yea its tight but it will slide out. i used engine block enamel in the spray can it worked very well but make sure you get the same engine block primer to go with the paint, it lays out nice with a smooth surface.


Ryan

Roscomacaw
06-03-2009, 12:45 PM
Lookin' Good!;)

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

63t-cab
06-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Thanks Ryan, ya I'm doing the 289 swap also and thought of pulling it your way,now I know I will!

Joseph R. Zeiger

Warren Webb
06-04-2009, 03:05 AM
I pulled my engine out the same way being it had the granny-gear 4 speed & with the engine combo, its HEAVY! Makes it so much easier to work on the clutch too. Personally I would advise pulling it out this was vs. trying to remove the trans from underneath, even with a side by side hoist just from the standpoint of safety. Nice neat job you have there Ryan!

60 Lark convertible
61 Champ
62 Daytona convertible
63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
63 Avanti (2)
66 Daytona Sport Sedan

bams50
06-04-2009, 05:37 AM
Wouldn't it be easier to remove the entire front clip in one piece, fenders and all? Much more room to work and maneuver the engine, no worries of scratches, and no need to fight with those #%$@&* bolts up in the eyebrow area of the fenders...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

Ryan1253
06-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Thanks everyone alot of late and dirty nights:). I dident want to take the fenders off cause i dident want to have to worry about fitting them back into place later on, if you have one person on the hoist and one guiding the engine you can get it in and out with out even touching the engine bay.


Ryan

JeffDeWitt
06-04-2009, 10:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Wouldn't it be easier to remove the entire front clip in one piece, fenders and all? Much more room to work and maneuver the engine, no worries of scratches, and no need to fight with those #%$@&* bolts up in the eyebrow area of the fenders...

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131


That's what I've done, and I drilled a couple of holes to help line things up when I put it back together.

I'll see how hard it is to put it back together when the time comes.






Jeff DeWitt
http://carolinastudes.net
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