Post by 83 cherokee on May 23, 2005 20:26:20 GMT -5
yea , well looks like its a good deal ,the head is in good shape ,just a head gasket barely failed at a water passage you can see it looks like the slot right where the ring is cracked at was the entry point ,wasn't a catosraupic failure ,just enough to raise the temp ,and then it just seeped into the chamber as it had been sitting lucky for me though the piston was at top dead center while it was sitting so the cyl was mostly stained as you can see in the above pic ,so i'm gonna home it slightly with a dingleberry hone and clean everything up and put the head back on with some ARP studs.here is a pic of the head at the suspected failure point, looks like a got a decent deal for 600 bucks..lol
Not to bad. looks decent enough. Once you get it running you might want to pick up a used control module.(sits under the coil) If you have to buy one at the parts store they run about $400 bucks. That is why I carry a spare in my '84
Last Edit: May 25, 2005 12:21:01 GMT -5 by smrflng
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Post by 83 cherokee on Jun 4, 2005 17:48:43 GMT -5
IT LIVES!!!!! well thanks to all the fine folks at www.engnbldr.com shes back up and running ,installed new valve springs,his 268C cam and his metal backed timing chain set and a new set of gaskets she's running good just a few pics from assembly
Clean and refreshed
old and grungy
nice and clean
and head set on the block ...
i'll post more of the truck once i wash it its hard to tell if its got any more power or not due to the low 1st gear of the r151 ad the tiny stock exhaust ,i didn't get to drive it stock due to the head gasket ,but its seems like it will be pretty good once the exhaust is taken care of.