that's taken a life of it's own.
expanding to a blown head gasket.
bolting on a new head gasket,
and fixing the radiator.
That was a 70-30 call,
a steel headed ford 302 should absorb a little heat,
but who knows the continued reliability as a daily driver.
The original engine bay was a nasty mess.
I felt like a high schooler,
pulling the engine out off the street!
The car rope towed to a conveniently vacant garage.
This was a chance to fix other gremlins.
The brakes have never been 100%,
more like 30%.
On went a shiny new disc brake kit.
And that's putting it lightly.
New heads, intake, cam, rockers...
I had heard of these twisting,
but never saw one.
I'd run this engine in the 40.
My budget is the swap a head gasket fix.
Usually companies send extra fasteners,
especially when they're cheap steel.
Surprised how similar both cars are.
patches and covered with sloppy bondo.
this was hidden under a panel.
Thanks uncle Steve and Mike...
Then of course the special gaskets popped out,
resulting in a major oil leak.
but with the aluminum heads and new intake,
I figured an Edelbrock labeled gasket set would work.
new motor, carburetor and radiator...
this is like a new car.
We're waiting on a new brake proportioning valve.
the replacement had stuck closed.