Coolant leak! Oh no! 

My dad and I had to sadly tear the top half of the motor apart on the ol girl... we had a coolant in cylinder 8... fear the worst had happened a crack in the head or the block we took it slow and steady, looking for anything that could have caused this issue.. we ended up finding that the back two bolts some how came loose, and took almost a full turn and a half to torque back down. (All the others didn't move much before they torqued back down). We also found a snapped intake manifold bolt on the same side. After about 3 weekends of work we got the parts ordered, cleaned, assembled, heads checked by a mechanic, intake re smoothed and leveled and back together! We put a 180 thermostate in to replace the 195, thinking she ran to hot. And havent had any coolant leaks since, but you know how it is with these older vintage vehicles.. them pesky oil leaks never go away lol.

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Out with the blown.

Out with the blown.

DIY Repair
Wife and I started removing the blown 2. 4 so we can install the 2. 3 that I put together. Gonna take a few days to get it done
Bleeder pipes were cracked and the parts are No longer available.. No worries, let's make a pair...

Bleeder pipes were cracked and the parts are No longer available.. No worries, let's make a pair...

DIY Repair
We made new pipes out of aluminum hex bar and utiltized off the shelf brass bleeder screws from a BMW.
HVAC control switch

HVAC control switch

DIY Repair
Replaced factory HVAC control switch, still have issue with A/C inop
A full afternoon worth of work and it was worth it.

A full afternoon worth of work and it was worth it.

DIY Repair
I've updated some pics following a full detail, wash, clay, polish, buff, polish, buff, buff some more and finally some zymol ebony wax to...
More work on the POS

More work on the POS

DIY Repair
Today I'll be putting on a new battery and cables hopefully that solves my charging issues I know whenever it's running the - indicates that it is...
Friggin icp took a hay

Friggin icp took a hay

DIY Repair
So there I am raw dawgin the ole shit box 6. 0 and she shuts off on me. Turns out the fuel pump went and took a Malibu vacation and never thought...