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Got some more done today,

Wheel hubs and bearings pressed in.
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New tank and sending unit ready to go
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Throwbearing and front engine mount
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Engine cleaned up and painted, new pan gasket and rear main seal
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More later today!!
 

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No. Acid strips everything to bare metal they coat everything in a water soluble oil to prevent flash rusting. Once I receive the parts back I wash with hot water and iron phosphate to etch the metal then they go right into paint or powder
 

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I forgot to update the other day but I did get a little more done.

New water pump and tensioner in place
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Started cleaning up a corner in the shop so next weekend the surgery on the wagon can begin
 

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Well the wagon didn't go under the knife yet. I spent the weekend cleaning and painting parts to make the assembly process go smooth.

Cylinder head came back from the machine shop after it's valve job, so I was able to complete the timing belt install

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Rebuilt the shifter linkage

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Cleaned up the corner of the shop where the wagon will live for the next few months.

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If I had a space like that the wagon would be up on jackstands completely stripped.....

Great shots! I keep seeing a set of Harland Sharp roller rockers on top of that engine.

John
 

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Sunday afternoon I finished cleaning my shp area prepping for the wagon
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Even moved the firewall assembly that I kept for parts/reference from the GT
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Pulled the parts I had hanging on the paint rack that I painted last week
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And I installed the thermostat and housing before calling it a night
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Monday the day started with more organizing and getting all the new parts in their place and ready as I need them
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Then I went and got the wagon from storage and I couldn't resist taking a few before shots minus the hood
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Shes all cozy in her shop space
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The swap started by removing the bumper, headlights, and grille
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Then I got in a groove and didn't take alot of progress photos. But the engine is out I decided to pull an all nighter to get some real progress done. Taking the engine and trans out from the bottom was definitely the way to go!!!

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That's it for now I'm going to get a few hours sleep and see what else I can do later this afternoon
 

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This is the product I use it's available at home Depot for $15 a gallon and and the same fluid can be reused multiple times but after awhile it starts to loose it's strength
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So here's the process - Use full strength. Put oil, and grease free parts in a plastic or steel container, cover with product until submerged and walk away and do some other jobs on your car then anywhere from five minutes to a few hours (I check the parts after about a half hour) depending on the level of rust pull it out, rinse it with water, then use a blow gun on a compressor and dry. Not only will you have a extremely clean part that is also etched and ready for paint or powdercoat

Wear gloves as it is iron phosphate. This only works with steel I have no idea what effects it would have on any other material

I'll try to get some before and after pics and times submerged next time I'm at the shop
 

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Had a chance to work on it again at the start of the week. I got the headers boogered up egr stuff that was on it off and capped, I cleaned up the throttle body, and I got the valve cover and upper intake powdercoated

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The valve cover had alot of Pitts in it and I was hoping the powder would cover it up. But it bubbled at the pits And made it look worse then after taking the powder off the top ribs it's really evident how bad it was. For now it will work maybe I'll paint it down the road or find one in better condition but for now I'm just going to send it
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The upper intake turnout great I'm very happy
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The engine is getting closer and closer to being a complete assembly

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