Engine Transmission Pull

With a cheap harbor freight hoist the 20r engine and R43 transmission have been pulled. The block crank and head will be taken to a local shop to get bored honed and rebuilt. Cylinders didn’t look to bad for 80k miles. Since the Chinook had a blown head gasket, my guess is that it overheated since the thermostat was shot & the head bolts didn’t appear to be torqued properly.

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Suspension Day

Installed new front and rear shocks on the Chinook. Also took the time to replace most of the linkages and ball joints. The old upper and lower ball joints had about a cm of grease and dirt coating them. A shop towel or bin came in handy to collect all the junk i scraped off […]

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Gas Tank Cleanup

Im letting the gas tank soak in a bunch of vinegar. It will get a Baking Soda scrub after soaking for a few days, which should get rid of the acid and remaining rust. I will be installing New Hoses and fuel pump once its clean and re-lined and painted. I used the old rubber […]

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Intake is Fixed

The new intake block plate looks great. As always, LCE Engineering delivers. Cleaning the old silicone off took the most time, next to removing the manifold with the carburetor on it. Drained half my coolant before disconnecting all my hoses. Drained the remaining coolant and gas from the carburetor by holding it upside down for […]

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