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Re: 53-54 visor
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Hi Ross,

I found my oem visor from the below vendor. I would recommend sending your inquiry via email because my visor was not listed on their site and when I sent an email inquiry I was informed that they had one in stock which I purchased.

https://loupeestuff.com/t/exterior-sunvisors

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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Thanks Dan,

Your theory on how the damage occurred is aligned with what I know about the vehicle and that was owned by a U.S. Navel officer in San Diego by the Name of Theodore Hight. Officer Hight purchased the car new and based on my findings such as him keeping every registration slip, and other documentation it would appear he loved the car and took well care of it up until 1984 when it was parked until I purchased it in 2019.

Posted on: 12/19 12:56:38
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Don: Thank you Sir! I will be sure to do plenty of vacuuming

Ross: Thanks and will do.

I assume removing the water pump is needed to fully clean my water jackets. Is there any way to test that the pump and impeller are functioning properly? I don't see anything about testing to see of the impeller is functioning

Seems like it would be foolish to have the vehicle as broken down as it soon will be and not remove and clean the water distribution tube.

Posted on: 12/18 17:00:01
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Thanks Chris, that makes much more sense... Thanks!

Posted on: 12/18 13:28:17
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Ross, I missed a couple of your questions.

When the car overheated the oil light did not come on, my sender triggers at anything less than 15psi

On your recommendation to clean the engine with a wire wheel, are you suggesting to clean the area not colored red in the attached images? I ask because I thought I had to be gentle with those areas.

I'm surprised I can re-use the gasket

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Posted on: 12/18 12:38:04
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Hi Don, if I replace the rings with DRY compression at 90 is boring and sleeving a high need?

Posted on: 12/18 11:47:08
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Hi Ross,

In your experience do the witness marks in #2 that you have seen from broken rings also come with broken ring lands?

No, I still haven't found the source of the noise - the filler tube was not out of the block.

After listening to what a leak from the exhaust manifold and block sounds like I think that is a strong possibility... your thoughts?

Posted on: 12/18 11:45:32
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Hi Ross,

Unfortunately I did find some scoring unfortunately I did find some scoring primarily a number two which would explain the low readings let me know what you thinkUnfortunately I did find some scoring primarily in number two which would explain the low readings let me know what you think

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Posted on: 12/18 9:23:51
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Hi John

I did dry compression and was going to do wet but I got spooked from the noise I was hearing and kind didnít want to turn the engine over any more until I saw what was happening inside / I feared something had fallen into the cylinder. Below are the dry readings

Dry
1 - 120
2 - 90
3 -120
4 - 118
5 - 119
6 - 120

Posted on: 12/18 8:48:11
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Re: How bad do my pistons look?
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Hi Chris, I normally am up and active early in the morning till late at night and I didnít get out of bed until noon yesterday when i has expected the worse...

Yes, the water jacket cleaning is definitely a need and I am sure a big contributor to my engine heat issues. Iím thinking I will use oxalic acid and pour it into the jacket from the top of block - I may even put the old head gasket back in and fill the jackets and find a way to recirculate it without starting the engine since I donít want to run the engine much until I determine the source of the noise which started all of this (video linked below should anyone want to play, name this noise)


https://share.icloud.com/photos/0Uu9En1CkvsLZOqqa7qNeDS1A#Home


So on my list:

Clean the water jacket - oxalic acid
Remove carbon - seafoam and plastic blade
Locate a vendor for a head gasket
learn how to inspect the lifters to see if they need adjusting
Figure out what kind of inspection/ diagnostics / preventative maintenance would be good to do while I have the head off

To any and all: this is all new to me so if I am doing something wrong feel free to jump in.

Posted on: 12/18 0:15:06
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