Actually, it is only abrasive if you were to scuff a door jamb with it. It is not like it even moves. It doesn't dissolve in oil or anything either. Even if a fiber or two eventually came loose I can't see a issue with it.
81. MM390: Warmed over 390 for a Javelin. Cylinder head cleaned up nice. Had to replace the guide but not the seat. We were able to weld the valve back together too! -Kidding IMG_0009 by Rick Jones, on Flickr IMG950112 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
Man there is a lot of good info and pictures in this thread. I only built 4 motors all for my own car over about 25 years. Buildin' all those AMC's I'm sure is a lot of work, but gotta be fun... I wanna build another one but it just ain't in the cards anytime soon. So lookin' around here will have to do, thanks for postin' up...
Thanks! I just try to keep everyone informed on all of the issues and fixes that I have ran into over the years.
Progress report: 8: 70 390 NEJoe: At Chuck’s Machine Shop 56. 426Stroker: Crank is done. Build to order. 62. Rick's429. Parts in house, ready for machining- On hold. 63. Donzi383stroker: Ready to run. 71. AMoCoLite383 stroker: Need to prep a block. 74. RR290: bone stock 290 for ’66 Rogue Convert. Needs disassembled next. 76. TomE401: Need engine delivered. 80. dtatum Edelbrock360/727: At Hess’s Machine Shop 81. MM390: Warmed over 390 for a Javelin. Ready to run. 83. 401ForgedPistonForSale. Block prepped, Crank machined. 85. JW343: Need to assemble. 86. acm383stroker: Need to prep his block 87. DHACKLING401: Tear down, inspect, fix, rebuild. 88. atlasts360 Edelbrock/TH400: At Chuck’s Machine Shop
I can take pictures but can figure how to load them on this site. I know I could contribute to the content. I don’t like the third party hosting thing cuz it’s a hassle and the photos never seem to stay up too long.
81. MM390: +.030" over '73 heads, 268H cam, Edelbrock Performer, and stupid Edelbrock carb. I can't get it adjusted to my liking but it runs and has 2 gallons of gas ran through it plus it had it's first oil change. Should be a stump puller. Ready to go out the door! IMG_0152 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
85. JW343: The Dr. has been helping me quite a bit lately which is greatly appreciated. We agreed that he he wouldn't stop cleaning on this block until all of that nasty orange is gone. IMG_0127 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
Short block going together. I used 4.125" Wiseco forged pistons in this one. The machinist said that it need all of the +.045" over bore to clean up the rust in the cylinders. This makes this 343 now a 350.67 and the compression ratio will be about 8.7:1. Good enough for a Lawn Chair Hauler. IMG_0203 by Rick Jones, on Flickr IMG_0204 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
sc397: And to think that there is some old guys who's biggest decision of the day is if they are going to have that second cup of coffee.
Dec 13, 2019 6:12:52 GMT -8
spud: I think i ‘ll die before i git old
Dec 13, 2019 7:37:22 GMT -8
n2ojoe: Rick, does that mean his engine has run/is done? Haven't seen a video yet!
Dec 13, 2019 10:05:07 GMT -8
sc397: Yes! Vid posted
Dec 13, 2019 11:56:59 GMT -8
fast401: Yes sir....decided two cups of coffee were in order today then picked up my sick grand daughter. Then it was time to go to the American Legion to remove the weekly pile of cardboard. Next up was a 40 mile round trip to take the recycles out.
Dec 19, 2019 16:08:45 GMT -8
fast401: Had a meeting with the Salvation Army director for Fulton County. I’m filing in for him until January 4th. Had to take Christmas gifts to the Veterans in the two local nursing homes also. Yup.....just two cups today!
Dec 19, 2019 16:12:32 GMT -8
sc397: I am still in need of a bolt cleaner. Coffee provided.
Dec 20, 2019 5:47:56 GMT -8
Dec 20, 2019 8:10:39 GMT -8
fast401: I have an AMC friend coming for a week then I’ll be up to clean some bolts.
Dec 23, 2019 19:01:16 GMT -8
fast401: Merry Christmas to everyone!
Dec 23, 2019 19:01:51 GMT -8
69Rebel: Merry Chistmas!
Dec 24, 2019 10:10:25 GMT -8
fast401: Happy New Year! Don’t kill off all the valuable brain cells!!!!
Dec 31, 2019 7:49:50 GMT -8
69Rebel: It's the annual survival of the fittest brain cell challenge!
Dec 31, 2019 10:05:14 GMT -8
sc397: Happy New Year! TRUMP IN 2020!
Jan 1, 2020 7:36:55 GMT -8
stickshifter: Not really excited for the new year. It's just another Saturday and I'm sure there will be more.
Jan 1, 2020 14:26:31 GMT -8
javtwotone: I need lots of Saturdays to get all my shit done..
Jan 14, 2020 11:54:41 GMT -8
69Rebel: If I get 100 years worth of Saturdays, I think I'll still have shit left to do.
Jan 14, 2020 18:07:03 GMT -8
sc397: WARNING!! A UNRULY CANUCK WILL ENTERING THE GREAT LAKE STATE OF MICHIGAN THROUGH THE LAKE HURON DEMILITARIZED ZONE TODAY AT APPROX. 1300 HOURS. HIDE ALL AMC PARTS!
Jan 17, 2020 6:42:23 GMT -8
javtwotone: Hey, no need to hide it, have him look at my junk in Toledo. It's going cheap...
Jan 17, 2020 8:32:56 GMT -8
sc397: Oh shit, he is in!
Jan 17, 2020 9:40:42 GMT -8