Well I have good news, I received a phone call this afternoon from Sussex Engine builders, they have my L6 239 torn down, and to say the least they were impressed with what they found.
In short the crank dose not need work, pistons show no wear/scuff or scratches, block does not even need to be re-bored average .004" slack , however the valve seats will all require major cleaning, hence the reason I could not get any positive pressure during my leak down test. I thought I would share my good fortune so now I'll be able to say the engine will be original bore, for whatever that is worth?
If I may, I have to ask for help tracking down an new oil pan, any leads ?
Good stuff! Sounds like a engine rebuilder you can trust.
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
Well the L6 came home today, Christmas all over again. Looks like it just came off the assembly line.
That is purdy!
Look like a clean job!
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Well the L6 is mounting in the stand waiting to be dressed for run up.
My solution to eliminating the Torque tube differential and Open ended Transmission ready to accept a 1310 U Joint and new transmission mount. Internals were checked gears, bearings, forks and seal all good. 44,000 miles on the car. The end piece of the alteration is made of 3/4" thick aluminum, old slip yoke was altered to keep original spline, then machined center of U joint flange and tigg welded to center. Then the complete spline and flange unit were pressed into sealed bearing, sealed bearing OD was machined to fit and be pressed into position into the aluminum, held with a C clip to retain it. This reinforced the trans output shaft as compared to to old system of a bushing that had little support and had shown wear. Now I'll change out the gear oil flush a few times with diesel oil then refill with new gear oil, clean, prime and paint. Now that the end is closed, I am considering the installation of a vent similar to newer auto's or a differential vent, can't hurt .
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1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Restored)
1960 Pontiac Laurentian (Under Restoration)
1950 Chevorolet Deluxe
1942 C15 Chevrolet (Puddle Jumper)
1939 Hudson Sedan 112
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Hey Gayne I checked out valley customs as per your suggestion, they wanted more details than I could provide plus there cost was $ 950.00 your money, I got this done for $ 514.00 Cdn.I am pleased with the outcome. thanks again for your input. RegardsDale