1970 GTO Judge
'restoration' started out with needing to remove the heads to have new
valve seals installed, but snowballed from there. Even thought
the car was restored when I purchased it, I wanted to bring the car
back closer to original, so in September 2007, I pulled the front clip, engine, trans,
and entire interior.
Basically complete. Need to find a correct fan spacer.
Have the correct fan, just wasn't painted in time to finish up
assembly. Hoping to get her fired next Saturday (06-Feb-10).
Installed oil pan, fuel pump, carburetor. Torqued the rocker arm
nuts down. Just need to get the distributor in, along with the
exhaust, and she should be ready to fire!
Installed the two-piece dipstick tube and windage tray. Since
the upper dipstick tube gets installed from underneath, it is easier
to do before you install the #3 main cap, at least on a four-bolt main
block. Also installed the oil pump and driveshaft, timing
cover, balancer, water pump, and intake.
Engine removal (Sep. 2007)
Engine reassembly (Dec. 2009)
- Balanced, .040 over.
- Keith Black Forged pistons with a dish
- Tomahawk forged H-beam rods
- Crower 60242 cam
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- Assembly by