^Wow, those guys add a new dimension to the word "customization"! :LOL: They seem to spend good times with their hearse
Seems reasonable, but I bet I can get one cheaper from a junkyard.
One of the only times you can see people on Hearses, chainsawing up Pizzas and throwing them to/at people dressed like Zombies and then blocking off a major roadway for a good half-hour in the resort/tourist area of Orlando WITHOUT police involvement.
News to me, and I have been "the b body crowd" for more than twenty years. I have NEVER seen someone use Lincoln fans on a b body. Are you sure you are not thinking of the stock OEM dual electric fans that came on the Impala SS (and all non tow pack LT1 Caprices and Roadmasters, and the 93 Cadillac Fleetwood)?the b-body (impala ss) crowd like running a dual electric fan setup found on the lincoln mark VIII (the round one from the 90's)
^That was my first thought of a fan system to get. It is VERY EASY to find at any local Junkyard.
Jay, you are correct. Not sure what I was thinking.
I'm sure you could make a Mark VIII fan work (considering you can get them at the junkyard fairly cheap and they're fairly easy to find plus they flow pretty well).
^Yes, but the local junkyards would charge me just as much for any fan assembly and I can probably find one like Jay said, just as easily, probably even easier and a more assured notion that I can make it fit
Plus, then all the Lincoln bits will stay on my '71, whileas my '87 can remain entirely Cadillac and my driveway will be at peace.
One way or another, I will find a set of fans.
Intake bolts have finally arrived. Okay, so question. I have my MTS intake gaskets with the sealant printed on them and from what I gather I am not supposed to add ANY sealer between the heads and the gaskets? What about between the gaskets and the valley pan, as in
(That IS the proper order, right?)
Is there supposed to be any sealer between ANY of those levels, in any of your opinions or experience, or would it even make a difference? Likewise, at the front and rear of the engine, I have the little rubber strips that go between the intake and the engine block. Should I use a sealer there? From what I can tell, some people use sealer, some people use the strips and some people use both.
Also received my alternator bracket today and sanded it down and began enameling it. No photos of today's nonsense yet, because this website is behaving rather odd and not loading, so I will get those later.
The debate over what to use for the intake gasket is indecisive. I first used the MTS gaskets dry and they leaked so I used a new MTS set with orange gasket sealant and so far, so good. I used sealant only for the ends.
Here's another conundrum. I had to stop all work on the project today, so I probably got less than an hour in (extenuating circumstances beyond my control) and I am only just getting back now. The thing is, I lined up the alt bracket I got, which is apparently from a 425. Now I have already gathered that the bracket is different than those I have seen, but are we SURE it will fit this engine? The top arm of it fits fine (Just one bolt, why wouldn't it) but the bottom bracket, which as I understand is supposed to bolt onto the other two bolts, down by the water pump, does not seem to line up with them whatsoever.
I am including a photo of the brackets I have now. Is anyone familiar with this lower/rear bracket (On the left in photo, of course)
Not sure what that bracket is for, maybe a smog pump optioned 425? I'll send you one of the alt brackets I have. I pulled them off 79 Devilles. Let me know if you want it. Four thousand dollars plus shipping..lol. How did you get those brackets to look soo purdy?
Hah. Took only a few seconds, really, because I just held the pieces while sanding them with a drill bit, rather than clamping them to a workbench This is before I finished them, actually. Enameled them black thereafter. Since I have the entire engine NOT in a car anyhow, I have been replacing seals and cleaning everything as I went along anyhow. Not sure what I will do with the 307 when it comes out, but I can probably clean it up as well. As for the bracket I figured it must be some weirdsass smog pump or whatnot and I do not mind sawing bits I don't need off, but the thing is that it still doesn't line up with the mounting holes. Weird.
I think this is going to be sold on Ebay now. At least I can say they were rust free before painting.
I'll pay you for yours, if you can cut me a better deal than $4,000. If not, I think there are a few on Ebay already.