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post #176 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 11:22 AM
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You don't need to keep adding assembly lube-break in oil as it contains a lot of Lithium metal. Lithium won't hurt anything so far as I know, but it is a very reactive metal and causes cancer in lab animals. ZDDP oil supplements are a good thing if you have a flat tappet cam. I use it with my roller tappet engines because it also extends ring life and helps protect any metal on metal wear points in the motor (such as the timing chain or distributor gear).

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post #177 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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The S-I-L's 66 Caprice Engine Rebuild Update #8

Yesterday, was a memorable day for my S-I-L, Vicki. She was able to drive the Caprice about 200 miles round trip to our nephews graduation party and back.
The car ran flawlessly the whole trip, never missed a beat. We did some city driving and some highway driving, so breaking in the cam was done the correct way. I told her NO spirited driving for the first 500 miles. She learned not to punch the accelerator when the car was hot which almost flooded the engine when she was starting the car. All in all, she's very happy and said the car has never run as good as it does now.


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I'll once again be replacing the motor mounts to Energy Suspension tall mounts. The header is sitting on the steering gear box. The engine must have settled when we were driving.





And as promised here's the Cam Card. I wish I would have known about this cam when I was building my small block for the Nova. I would have Comp Cams grind one of these Nostalgia Cams for my small block. This cam sound awesome with the 36" glass packs.





Until next time...


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post #178 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 08:40 PM
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It's good to hear it all went well and she is happy with it.
Now, if only the mounts hadn't let you down...

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post #179 of 183 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the Energy Suspension engine mounts for a 66 Caprice with a 396 arrived today. After messing around with the engine hoist that decided to fail, I attempted to change out the mounts doing it the old fashioned way, I jacked up the motor. I got the easy one out first (passenger side). Then, I went to put the "new" mount in, and it DIDN'T FIT! This is the second set of mounts that didn't fit. I just don't understand???? It's the same OE engine stands bolted to the same OE frame and the same OE motor, so everything should fit, right? WRONG!


I measured the engine stands and they were 2 5/8" wide. The new mounts are just barely 2 7/16" but 2 3/8" would be more like it. The first set I got for the 427 engine also measured 2 3/8" and are canted a little (Made in the USA), so they'll never fit anything. So my plan now is to use the mounts that are in the car now and shim up between the mount and the block to get the height I need. I'll let you know how it turns out.


I'm beginning to hate this car......


Until next time......

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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/p...4-bl/overview/

This is the early style "short and wide" motor mount that measures 2 5/8 in. between the ears and 1 3/4 in. tall to the center of the through bolt hole.



These APPEAR to be the correct "short/wide' mounts in rubber, but I would call to confirm the width.

This excerpt is from their 1969 mount listing. It does NOT appear with the listing below. "The 1969 engine mount or motor mount measures 2-3/8 ID or inside the mount between the thru holes. The 1967-1968 engine mounts measure 2 5/8 ID between the thru holes."

Camaro Engine mount kit all SB & BB 1967-1968 - 1967, 1968, 1969 Camaro Parts - NOS, Rare, Reproduction Camaro Parts for your Restoration


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The S-I-L's 66 Caprice Engine Rebuild Update #9

I sent back the Energy Suspension mounts 'cause they were tall and narrow. Why this car has wide engine stands is any bodies guess. I kept the mounts that were on the car and added on 2 each 3/8" washers to each engine mount bolt on the drivers side. This was enough to raise the engine to clear the steering gear box. After a quick test drive, the heater core decided to let itself go, go figure, It's the OE core. So I blocked off the fittings on the water pump and removed the heater hoses until later this fall when the core can be changed out. I'm beginning to believe this car hates me or it wants to stay at my house. It must be possessed.


I've had a good time doing this project and I hope someone was able to get some useful ideas from the way I've done this project. Good Luck to all of you with your projects. I'll be in and out so if you have questions...Please ask.


Until next time....


I'll keeping checking in periodically


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Go back to my first post, if she had sold it to me, none of this would have happened to you. I always get "stuff" like this happening here and it would have fit right in...

Send it home for the summer, she probably won't need much heat for a while.

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Go back to my first post, if she had sold it to me, none of this would have happened to you. I always get "stuff" like this happening here and it would have fit right in...

Send it home for the summer, she probably won't need much heat for a while.

That's the plan!

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