67 Riviera 430 Build

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by johnriv67, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Would my local Napa have something like that?
     
  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    That’s hilarious, Napa has that exact autometer line and I just bought it. The $17 one
     
  3. No Lift

    No Lift Platinum Level Contributor

    The red item you have above looks like a factory sender for a gauge and not a low oil pressure light. The mechanical gauge is better than a factory gauge but if you have a gauge from the factory normally you don't also have an idiot light.
     
  4. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    That’s both good an bad I suppose. Gauge has showed that it’s been great until very hot
     
  5. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    John,

    The engine is in rubber mounts. The frame twists & bends. The body is separate from all of this & moves around on it's own. Before it goes into the firewall do about 3 twists in the copper line so it can flex. If you look at the brake lines coming off the master you'll see what I'm talking about. To help keep engine noise out of the interior slip some rubber tubing over the line. This will dampen any noises being transmitted inside. Usually I use w/s/wiper hose. Spray the line & inside of the hose with silicone or other lube so the hose will slide over the line. I know it's kinda overkill, but that's the way I like to do it.

    Tom T.
     
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  6. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Gonna button it up tonight with all this info. Thanks again guys, I’ll fire it up tomorrow
     
  7. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Tom. Regarding "overkill".

    If a "little" is good, and "more" is better, then "too much" is about right. :D
     
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  8. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Why do these damn compression fittings not want to hold the pipe in place? It keeps slipping out when trying to bend the rest to shape. How is this supposed to be done?

    Course I haven’t tightened everything down yet, but what gives?
     
  9. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    [QUOTE="johnriv67, post: 2899388, member: 51955"

    Course I haven’t tightened everything down yet, [/QUOTE]

    You answered you own question...
     
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  10. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    You answered you own question...[/QUOTE]
    Touché
     
  11. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

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  12. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Great news, 22 psi hot idle at 800rpm with 10w-30 valvoline vr1
    Also might have popped a tranny line and left a mile long smokescreen back home!

    Fixed tranny line, hose clamp had slipped off a little
     
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  13. johnriv67

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  14. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    For next time:
    1. Make sure trans has enough fluid
    2. Change oil
    3. Wait til spring?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  15. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Is this normal news to most? Maybe I’m overly excited about better psi than most builds I’ve recently heard about.
     
  16. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    This time of year your OP is alleyways higher. its not really at operation temp.

    If I went out and run my motor now ( temp here is 13- 33 this week ) ( not the normal ). I guaranty my motors will be 3-6 PSI higher.. Boat motor excluded...
     
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  17. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Oh understood.
    Though I drove it for nearly an hour, so it still likely didn’t reach operating temp?
     
  18. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    What do you think the wind chill is on the oil pan... The heat is sucked out of your motor at a faster rate in comparison to 80+ degrees..
    Thats why trucks run a winter curtain on the front. Its not to get the coolant hot..
     
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  19. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    It was 30 psi and then kept dropping the longer I sat at the light, so that totally makes sense. I suppose I have to wait til at least March
     
  20. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    Good idea
     

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