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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2012, 07:16:17 PM »
an amc v8 with an oil leak i dont belive it

Normally I would agree but for a newly installed engine it is a kick in the balls..
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2012, 07:34:05 PM »
Are you saying that there is a chance the rockers are not getting oil?  I did new lifters with the cam and they were soaked in oil for a few days.
You never know, some people don't like using Vaseline because they say it can clog the oil passages.
Might be worth a try to crank the motor with no spark & the valve covers off to see if there oil coming out of the pushrods.

he is saying they may not have been "pumped up". adjust them with it running.
Not a good idea, tried that once, didnt go too well  ;D
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #137 on: October 25, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
it is messy. make sure it has oil pressure?
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #138 on: October 30, 2012, 11:43:43 AM »
Quick Update:

I hooked up a mechanical oil gauge and pulled the distributor.  I got 60 psi of oil pressure almost instantly with an electric drill on the oil pump so that was good.  Next I pulled a valve cover and ran the pump again.  Oil cam oozing out of all the rockers so that was a good sign as well.

I dropped in the dist and fire her up again.  The ticking is not as loud but definitely there.  It could be that one or two of the rockers is a little too loose but I followed the same procedure for each.  Both valves closed, remove any lash, tighter 3/4 of a turn. 

I am also wondering if it might be coming from the water pump so I might pull the belts and check.

More updates to come....... :-\

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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #139 on: October 30, 2012, 09:05:58 PM »
Thats great news Kent, it wouldnt hurt to go back and recheck all the rockers, I remember having to go back and some had to be tightened up a bit.

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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #140 on: November 06, 2012, 02:22:08 PM »
Thanks Miguel.  That is next on the list.

I took off the belts and ran it for a min just to confirm it wasn't anything coming from the York/waterpump/PS/alt and the click, click, click was still there.

I couldn't resist taking it down the street (plus she was almost out of gas) and I must say I was nice to be back behind the wheel.... even if it was only a 1/4 mile.... :-\

I am going to go through the rockers again to see if that solves the clicking and if so then I just need to hunker down and do the rear main seal.... :furious:

More updates to come...

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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2012, 08:26:18 AM »
FYI yesterdays Horsepower episode the guys built an almost 500 hp AMC 360.  Not cheap but it can be done, flat top pistons running I think it was 10.5-1 compression, Edelbrock aluminum heads, Edelbrock intake, 750 carb, comp hydraulic flat tappet cam. 

Was nice to see them build something a little different.  Just goes to show that with off the shelf parts you can still build a pretty mean AMC.

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« Reply #142 on: September 17, 2014, 06:18:33 AM »
She is parked and will not move again until she is moving under the power of the new 360... ::)

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you, that was August 2012........just over 2 YEARS AGO!

After a long ordeal that I am glad is over with, I am happy to report my J10 is back!  I spare you all the details but I am lucky that someone didn't wander into my driveway and offer my some ridiculously low offer for the truck because it got to the point where I just couldn't look at it anymore.

She is now moving under the power of a freshly rebuilt 360.  I've only broken in the cam and taken it for a few quick rides around town.  I'll post up more info as I get everything squared away.

It feels good to have a running Jeep again...  I miss NEJ

Ready to install (2nd time...)


Dropping her in.  Twisty - do you remember what your hoist even looks like?


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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #143 on: September 17, 2014, 09:56:09 AM »
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #144 on: September 17, 2014, 10:53:02 AM »
Hi kent.
What was the issue with the engine?
Not saying its good or bad but I have never seen someone but a engine hoist on the side of a vehicle
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #145 on: September 17, 2014, 11:43:43 AM »
Good to hear it's up and running.
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #146 on: September 17, 2014, 11:47:32 AM »
I think it had a piston issue
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #147 on: September 18, 2014, 05:08:49 PM »
Yes, there were issues with the lower end but they have been corrected.

I've done some quick tuning and will throw a timing light on it tomorrow when I am back in Boston.  I had a vac gauge on it and was able to twist the dist to get close to 18" .  Chuck looked at the carb a while ago so that should be good to go.

I'll post up a quick video of her running after the weekend and report on how she drives.  I am going to take it easy for the first few hundred miles since the whole lower end is all new.
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« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2014, 08:31:06 AM »
drive it to RI to break it in  ;)
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Re: My Next Project
« Reply #149 on: October 07, 2015, 04:02:03 PM »
Wow.... over a year since my last update and I'm still on the main page.  We need some more builds!

Well it took just about a year but having the truck painted was kind of a favor and we ended up doing some other work (floor repairs, etc) that made sense once we decided to change the color and pull the glass, seat, and carpet.

SO.. here are a few quick pics.  It is great to have her back and I've got a few mechanical issues to address (power steering quit) but other than that I FINALLY have my J10 back.





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