It's time for another installment of Enjoying the drive. I took this picture as I was driving. This truck was in excellent shape. It looked like they were out driving it to haul something. The paint was immaculate! This is one of my favorite body styles of Chevy trucks. I might be biased because growing up my Dad had a 72 Chevy. I didn't appreciate it back then like I do now.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
To break Ed's new engine in, I drove him to St. George and back for the annual Mini Indy trip for my work. This year a buddy of mine that's a pilot for Skywest went with me to help out on the tech team. Here is the beginning of the road trip. There is something cool about driving a 45 year old car across the state of Utah!
Friday, March 14, 2014
March started out really crappy but the month has taken a turn for the better. Ed is running good. I had to go out of town on monday and tuesday so I didn't get a chance to work on it. Wednesday I finished up the engine, adjusted the brakes and took him off the jack stands. Thursday I did a quick tune up on it. I then took it for a spin and did the necessary runs to break in the rings. It runs a lot stronger then it did before the teardown which is good and it sounds pretty good. I finished with some time to spare! Here was the to do list.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I wish I would of taken more pictures of the progress on Saturday but I didn't take the time to. My Dad and Mom stopped by which was awesome. My Dad helped me get things installed on the engine and that helped a ton. Here is the engine all ready to come off the engine stand.
Friday, March 7, 2014
I spent the day thrashing on the engine again. It is coming along nicely. Here are the updates. I pulled the fuel pump and the fuel pump base off to reseal it. I always had oil leaking from there so I figured now was the time to reseal it. VW uses paper gaskets on a lot of their parts and I'm not sure why. Anyways I use gasgacinch on all the paper gaskets. Here is the lower gasket before I installed the base of the fuel pump. I forgot to get a picture of the base of the pump but it is made of some kind of phenolic/plastic and it breaks really easy. Be careful when you remove it from your engine because they swell up and a lot of them will come out in a few pieces because of that. It's not the end of the world if it breaks, just make sure you remove all the pieces from your block. They are still available to buy. I got lucky and mine removed with a little persuasion.