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Restoring my 520H

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SylvanLakeWH

Just going through whole thread... and... wow!

 

Beautiful work!!!

 

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Tgalo

OMG this is just over the top beautiful! I wish I could see it in person, great work!

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AMC RULES

:rolleyes:   :text-yeahthat:

All this accomplished in only 5 pages!   :clap:

Outstanding work. :text-woo:

 

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JCM

Super nice job Brian, Would love to see that in person at the BS in June 2021. That would give any 420-LSE a run for it's money IMO .    :clap:     :thumbs:

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76c12091520h

  Was able to save and re-install the decal that is usually found on the hydraulic cylinders. Actually remembered  it BEFORE I put the covers on :laughing-rolling:.

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76c12091520h

 Finished installing the last of the sheetmetal and my spiffy new LED tailights. Also installed a really sweet reproduction parking brake lever......

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WVHillbilly520H

What brand on the LED taillights? Optronics?

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Fishgill

Great work. It looks awesome.

 

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oneroadkingman

OMG this is just over the top beautiful! I wish I could see it in person, great work!❤❤is that res powder coated? Roughly how much money do u have tied up in this project if u don't mind telling?

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76c12091520h

  Have the engine torn down ( as far as it's gonna get ) compression was great, cylinders still have the crosshatch in them , so it's just getting mostly a good cleaning, detailing, fresh gaskets, carb rebuild, etc. Tins are getting blasted and I did both heads while I was at it.

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Raposo

Awesome work! Holy smokes! Are the rears 24x12x12? 

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76c12091520h
52 minutes ago, Raposo said:

Awesome work! Holy smokes! Are the rears 24x12x12? 

Yep

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76c12091520h

Went thru the carb and gave it and the intake manifold a little love.

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Reelhorsenut

Looking darn good! Leaking intake manifolds are a known issue. Several threads here about resealing them. If you don't want to split the intake apart, at minimum it's a good idea to replace the rivets with nuts and bolts, one at a time. Loctite them. Then scrape off the visible rtv and go along the seam with new high temp rtv. Eliminates 99% of any future vacuum leaks. Splitting and resealing gets you to 100%. :) Can't wait to see the final pics!!!

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Handy Don
On 2/11/2021 at 11:12 PM, 76c12091520h said:

Went thru the carb and gave it and the intake manifold a little love.

Ultrasonic tank?  Looks almost new!

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lynnmor

See that cut on the side of the intake just below the vacuum connection?  Grind away a bit of the heat shield that cuts it there.  Also look for cuts elsewhere.

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Horse Newbie
4 hours ago, lynnmor said:

See that cut on the side of the intake just below the vacuum connection?  Grind away a bit of the heat shield that cuts it there.  Also look for cuts elsewhere.

I had that same notch where my front exhaust heat shield was rubbing the intake manifold...never would have noticed it had it not been for you guys!

It's good now since I trimmed a little off the heat shield.

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Horse Newbie

I opted to not split my intake into 2 halves...but I'm sure I got a good seal with the RTV that I used to seal the seam after a good cleaning...the RTV cured almost as hard as metal, and was I was not able to dig my fingernail into it.

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Greentored

Beautiful work!!!!!

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Handy Don

@Horse Newbie, is RTV a silicone caulk? Hope I am not raining on your parade, but are you sure that stuff is ok for exposure to gasoline and for high heat? Only a very few Permatex products are gasoline rated.

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Horse Newbie
3 hours ago, Handy Don said:

@Horse Newbie, is RTV a silicone caulk? Hope I am not raining on your parade, but are you sure that stuff is ok for exposure to gasoline and for high heat? Only a very few Permatex products are gasoline rated.

Don't look at it at all like you are raining on my parade...you are just asking a question, trying to be helpful.

To be honest, I may have described what I used incorrectly. I'll have to try to find the package( if it hasn't been tossed) and see if it was/is suitable for the application in which I used it.

I do believe whatever I used, I read the package, and it was compatible with exposure to gasoline.

What does it look like to you if you can tell by the pic I shared ?

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Horse Newbie
3 hours ago, Shed said:

Motoseal is what I use for all intakes kinda runny one of the only gasket maker made for fuel exposure https://www.permatex.com/products/gasketing/gasket-makers/permatex-motoseal-1-ultimate-gasket-maker-grey/?locale=en_us

@Handy Don , @Shed  That's it ! That's what I used ! 

Thanks...now since I kinda took this thread off topic...man that 520H restore is unbelievable !

 

Outstanding talent and attention to detail ! @76c12091520h

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Handy Don

Glad to hear that it was "the good stuff". That job is not one to look forward to repeating. Keep up the good work on the 520--they are very impressive machines.

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