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  • #16
    Sure looks nice, I am jealous of all that shiney yellow paint! What year 259 is it? Maybe you could just ball park us on how much you got in it! Inquiring minds want to know.

    Randy_G
    www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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    • #17
      Sure looks nice, I am jealous of all that shiney yellow paint! What year 259 is it? Maybe you could just ball park us on how much you got in it! Inquiring minds want to know.

      Randy_G
      www.AutomotiveHistoryOnline.com

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      • #18
        Randy, it's a '63. Its original to my car - matches the build sheet!

        I did a rough calculation. Between parts (pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets) and machining (boring, turning the crank, valve job, etc.), I've got a bit under $2k in it. I don't want to put Ken's fee up here because I'm sure he matches his quote to the job, but anyone who wants to know can message me off list.

        Here's the specifics:

        - Cam was in good shape, re-used
        - Crank also in good shape; turned .010 under
        - Block had been rebuilt once prior, so bored .040 over
        - HD Aluminum timing gear replaced fibre gear
        - New crank thrust plate and front hub (Thanks, Mr. Biggs!)
        - rebuilt oil pump
        - New water pump
        - flex plate
        - engine mounts

        Now I just have to get the transmission finished, dial in the bellhousing, rebuild the carb and check out the distributor. I've put more in it than I'd anticipated, but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]

        BTW, here's some "before" shots:



        Can you believe that greasy mess is the same engine? It wasn't even the right color!


        [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

        Clark in San Diego
        '63 F2/Lark Standard
        http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

        Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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        • #19
          Randy, it's a '63. Its original to my car - matches the build sheet!

          I did a rough calculation. Between parts (pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets) and machining (boring, turning the crank, valve job, etc.), I've got a bit under $2k in it. I don't want to put Ken's fee up here because I'm sure he matches his quote to the job, but anyone who wants to know can message me off list.

          Here's the specifics:

          - Cam was in good shape, re-used
          - Crank also in good shape; turned .010 under
          - Block had been rebuilt once prior, so bored .040 over
          - HD Aluminum timing gear replaced fibre gear
          - New crank thrust plate and front hub (Thanks, Mr. Biggs!)
          - rebuilt oil pump
          - New water pump
          - flex plate
          - engine mounts

          Now I just have to get the transmission finished, dial in the bellhousing, rebuild the carb and check out the distributor. I've put more in it than I'd anticipated, but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]

          BTW, here's some "before" shots:



          Can you believe that greasy mess is the same engine? It wasn't even the right color!


          [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

          Clark in San Diego
          '63 F2/Lark Standard
          http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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          • #20
            quote: but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]
            No "embarrassed" smilie needed... I couldn't begin to tell you how good He was to me this year.....[:0][^]

            Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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            • #21
              quote: but my job was good to me last year, and so was God [:I]
              No "embarrassed" smilie needed... I couldn't begin to tell you how good He was to me this year.....[:0][^]

              Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
              Parish, central NY 13131
              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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              • #22
                That guy in that first 'before' picture looks kinda like somebody I know----
                I just can't seem to place that face...
                Where do I know him from???


                StudeDave [8D]
                V/P San Diego County SDC
                San Diego, Ca


                '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                StudeDave '57
                US Navy (retired)

                3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                SDC Member since 1985

                past President
                Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                San Diego Chapter SDC

                past Vice President
                San Diego Chapter SDC
                North Florida Chapter SDC

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                • #23
                  That guy in that first 'before' picture looks kinda like somebody I know----
                  I just can't seem to place that face...
                  Where do I know him from???


                  StudeDave [8D]
                  V/P San Diego County SDC
                  San Diego, Ca


                  '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
                  '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
                  '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
                  '57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
                  '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                  '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

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