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#477 Cruiser Engine
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Edelbrock Performer (2191 not RPM) dual plane intake manifold in place.

I have been asked if I have assembled the engine "dry", Looking at the pictures I can understand why. I like to keep things very clean and tidy but of course it's important lube things up the right way during a engine build like this. So I have been using Sealed Power Assembly Lube on all bearing surfaces, the camshaft drive, lifters, rockers with shafts, oil pump and other. Also the cam lobes and lifters contact surface got a generous amount of graphite lube on them. Pistons and rings was installed with 10-30w engine oil. Valvetrains will be manually lubed with engine oil after the paint job and engine primed with the oil-pump when finished and also before start up.

Other stuff I use for this rebuild ; For sealant, where needed Loctite 5926 engine silicone or Permatex "Aviation" sealant. I prefer Loctite tread sealant over tread seal tape. Tread lock is also Loctite. Anti seizure on exhaust manifold gaskets, bolts, spark plugs and more is Molycote antizeize paste. And sometimes a little plain old bearing grease goes to keep gaskets in place during assembly. Head gaskets go on dry.
Also I have a 50 liter tub with a caustic sulution for paint stripping on I also go thru 15-20 liters of parts-cleaner and some 3-4 liters of Acetone for this job. Paint will be Eastwood (high temp) and Bill Hirch (Mopar blue)

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