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wdills
06-12-2016, 04:35 PM
Well, the first step is complete. The engine is out and we didn't scratch or damage anything along he way. Now I just have to clean up all the pieces and get them ready to install on the new engine when it arrives.

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We pulled a main and rod cap. The bearings were in rough shape and the crank had some pretty good or bad groves in it. There was a grey / black muck in the bottom of the oil pan, in the oil filter and throughout the engine. I am assuming this stuff is the worn away bearing crankshaft material.

r1lark
06-12-2016, 06:40 PM
Wayne, don't keep us in suspense! :) What is going back into the Hawk?

BTW, that is a really clean work space!!

TWChamp
06-13-2016, 07:13 AM
Wouldn't you want to rebuild the engine you have, so you keep the correct engine with the car? It's nice when parts match the build sheet including the engine number.

wdills
06-13-2016, 07:37 AM
It wasn't the correct engine anyway. The engine that came in the car from the factory had a cracked block. I had to have the parts car engine built to go in the car.

Nothing exciting going back in. Jack Vines is building me stock 259 full flow long block. This car will be a cruiser, not a hot rod. I wanted the smoothest running engine I could get, and my research tells me that is a 259. Since I was getting a new engine anyway, I decided to go to a full flow block. The engine that failed had an R1 cam in it, and it was never as smooth as I wanted it to be. Hopefully this one will be better.

I think the 259, T86-OD and 3.31 rear will make for a nice driving car.

jackb
06-13-2016, 08:37 AM
...as long as you're not in too many hilly areas, should be fine....especially with 3sp

55 56 PREZ 4D
06-13-2016, 01:49 PM
I'm serious here.
Thank you for orienting the concrete blocks correctly.
[It's a pet peeve of mine.]

Mikado282
06-13-2016, 09:47 PM
First thing that caught my eye was the cement blocks also. I have seen too many the other way over the years

14x7
06-13-2016, 10:22 PM
wow , awesome color!

wdills
06-14-2016, 07:17 AM
Yea, I am the one under the car so I always set the blocks the right way. I wish there was a good place for jack stands up front but I haven't found one yet. Every spot I try either causes the frame to flex more than I like or the base of the stand is in the way where I can't get where I need to be.

Thanks 14x7. The color is called cinnamon mist metallic. It is almost identical to the rose mist metallic the Studebaker used back in the 60's.

Mrs K Corbin
06-15-2016, 07:05 AM
one thing that might do to help you in the future is fill those blocks with concrete. it MIGHT help keep them from crushing.

wdills
08-30-2016, 07:39 PM
Its not Christmas in July, but its Christmas in August this year. New engine arrived from Jack on Monday.
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Now the rush is on to get the car back together for our local Labor Day weekend car show.
Engine is painted and back in the car.
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Should be able to participate in IDYSD for the first time this year.

Mikado282
08-30-2016, 08:30 PM
Nice. Looks like you have your work cut out for you to make the Labor Day show. I hope you make it. Good luck.

StudeRich
08-30-2016, 09:00 PM
Yea, I am the one under the car so I always set the blocks the right way. I wish there was a good place for jack stands up front but I haven't found one yet. Every spot I try either causes the frame to flex more than I like or the base of the stand is in the way where I can't get where I need to be.

Thanks 14x7. The color is called cinnamon mist metallic. It is almost identical to the rose mist metallic the Studebaker used back in the 60's.

A Rose is a Rose, by any other Name! It is a very close match to 1963 Stude. Rose Mist Metallic.
Nice looking Engine, no offence to you or my buddy Jack, but that New Engine looks more Tan than Aluminum Silver! :ohmy:
Maybe it's the Primer.

Do not forget to Dial Indicate that Clutch Housing to the Crank Centerline of the replacement Engine.

Mikado282
08-30-2016, 10:02 PM
Rose Mist Metallic, Rambler called it Calais Coral, according to the paint charts they are the same. My first car a '63 Classic that I had for 10 years was that color. It looked slightly different originally but when I had it repainted in '71 it was spot on for Rose Mist. I wondered at the time if the primer made the subtle difference? But your Cinnamon Mist Metallic looks closer to my Rambler's Calais Coral than the Rose Mist Metallic. One of life's little mysteries that can bug you but mean nothing on the grand scale of life.

DEEPNHOCK
08-31-2016, 05:08 PM
Bad Ju-Ju with concrete blocks... Lose 'em!

wdills
09-01-2016, 08:08 PM
Well, Henry is all back together and ready for the show. Unfortunately it looks like this Hurricane / Tropical Storm just might rain things out for Saturday. Still, very glad to have the car back in drivable condition.

StudeRich, the color is what SI sells as the correct engine color for 61. Maybe it was just the photo that makes it have a tan tint.

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Mikado282
09-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Congratulations. I hope Henry gives you years of motoring enjoyment. From the pictures he is a good looking fellow.

r1lark
09-01-2016, 09:09 PM
Well, Henry is all back together and ready for the show. Unfortunately it looks like this Hurricane / Tropical Storm just might rain things out for Saturday. Still, very glad to have the car back in drivable condition.



Wayne, if you get rained out this weekend, drive up to Maggie Valley next weekend for the Tri-State Meet! :)

wdills
09-02-2016, 06:41 PM
I have been thinking about Maggie Valley. Just a little hesitant to head out on a trip that far until I get some miles on the car.

r1lark
09-03-2016, 05:46 AM
Just a little hesitant to head out on a trip that far until I get some miles on the car.

I fully understand that!

Restobaker
09-08-2016, 11:19 AM
I'm glad to see Henry back on the road !
Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us it's inspiring and gives me hope that one day I'll have as much enjoyment out of Lucy that you have with henry.

To many miles in your future...