Re: Wes's Maroon 1947 Custom Super Clipper

Posted by Wesley Boyer on 2012/12/9 13:11:18
Scott G,
Thanks for all the kind words, I'm very glad to hear that people like my videos. As I've said before I'm not a Certified Mechanic, but I enjoy working on things. I find tearing stuff apart easier than putting them back together. So on to your first question, I was also wondering if my Torque Wrench was accurate. So I checked it at work against two other wrenches form 30 to 100 ft. lbs. and all three wrenches clicked at the set values. So I'm assuming my wrench is accurate enough.
For now, this is just a spot inspection, since I have the oil pan off. It was reported to me this car was running fine before it was park (by the previous owner) and sat for 10 plus years. So what I'm trying to show is what to look at when trying to get a car back on the road after setting for a long time. I'm not sure how much I would gain by using Plastigage right now (besides that I believe I would have to clean off all of the oil to get an accurate reading), as I said this is just a look and see. Now if I saw a shining strip on the bearing, I would be pulling the engine and going for a rebuild.
Thanks to all for your support and keeping me on my toes.

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