Category Archives: Clean-Up

Valve Cover Paint & Head Prep

I also spent some time this morning painting the valve cover and inspection plates, and also preparing the engine to receive new gaskets so I can reinstall those parts. Last night I removed, cleaned, and primed the valve cover and … Continue reading

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Valve Cover Prep & Prime

This afternoon I spent some time cleaning up the E-1 engine’s valve cover, which was grimy and also needs a fresh coat of paint. As far as I can tell, the early (1960-1963) 320 valve covers were connected to the … Continue reading

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Right Inner Fender Cleaning

I spent this afternoon cleaning up and addressing surface rust on the right inner fender. This side has considerably more going on than the left side, so it was a more involved process. Near the front the single hard fuel … Continue reading

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Left Inner Fender Cleaning

While the exterior of my truck has clearly been repainted at some point and looks very nice, the engine bay is a bit of a mess. As I do the mechanical overhaul, I also would like to make sheet metal … Continue reading

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Horn Removal

This afternoon I removed and cleaned up the horns from the engine bay.  The 320 has two horns, one is a high tone and the other is a low tone.  Only one of the two is typically connected at a … Continue reading

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Engine Bay Tidying

I spent some more time this afternoon cleaning up the engine bay and the steering column and engine block, which still had a lot of greasy dirt on them. Here is the engine bay before I started. I wrapped the … Continue reading

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Engine Scrubbing–Electrical/Ignition Side

This afternoon I spent more time scrubbing the engine on the passenger side where the generator, distributor, spark plugs, and oil filter are located. I did this in phases in between removing the heater hoses and the generator. The engine … Continue reading

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Engine Scrubbing–Fuel/Air Side

After pulling the intake/exhaust manifold from the engine I spent some time cleaning the engine block on that newly accessible side. It was definitely pretty cruddy with 50+ years of engine and road grime. I used some Simple Green, which … Continue reading

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Manifold Clean-Up

This afternoon I spent some time cleaning up the intake and exhaust manifolds to prepare them for paint. I started with the washers and engine-lifting bracket, which I sprayed with Simple Green and scrubbed with a Scotch-Brite pad. After a … Continue reading

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Intake/Exhaust Manifold Removal

I spent most of today removing the intake and exhaust manifolds from the engine. Here is a shot of the intake manifold as it sits on top of the exhaust manifold. The light blue shop towels are still in place … Continue reading

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