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  5. Rock, The Northstar? The crossover was off, but it wasn't a problem. I'll post a photo I have one on a stand in the garage
  6. How did you mount it? IIRC I had issues with 1 bolt so I never put mine on stand. I wanted to, It may have been due to the crossover. It has been a few years. I did my 350 on it without much issue. Could use some reinforcing in my opinion though. Being afraid of tipping the stand over is not a good feeling when you want to rotate the engine on it.
  7. I am beginning to see a need for electrical diagnostics experts as these cars age. What do you think about that?
  8. it happened again. turn the key, no turnover. so i cleaned the ground to the ECM and the body ground. fiddled and now it's running again. it's a replacement ECM from flagship One. lifetime warranty. It just doesn't seem probable that an ECM would fail intermittently. i can send it in for testing. we'll see if the clean grounds resolve this. otherwise i'm dumping this vehicle..
  9. I am not a big Harbor Freight fan but I bought their engine stand and it was well made. I used it with the Northstar I must note, and the 429 is heavier, but I thought I would pass that along
  10. If you could beg, borrow or steal a borescope it might tell the story in a flash.
  11. The motor was stored with the spark plug in it. He said it was a remanufactured engine so I don't think its a big problem just have to get it loose, If Necessary I do have some automotive experience so tearing it down should not be a problem. Also I checked online you can buy a engine stand from between $25 to $50 bucks 2 ton, so I might go in that direction.
  12. Lance, If the engine was stored without spark plugs in a high humidity area it could have serious rusting and pitting of the cylinder walls. That said, You may WANT to dis-assemble the engine. You'll need to get the engine in a more stable position, either on an engine stand or on the floor/ground where you can get some torque on the crank. You can rent an engine stand at some auto parts stores, or invest in one. They are pretty much a necessity in engine swaps, TWO of them.... Of course there IS a fine line between the right amount of torque and too much, so, as @Bruce Nunnally stated there is an amount of luck involved. A ROCKING MOTION is what you want to create. Unfortunately the timing chain will be working against you because of the slack in the chain and gears. One option and the safest to prevent engine component damage is to disassemble the engine, clean, lube and re-assemble. Depending on your mechanical experience and tool level that may not be an option for you. As a side note, it doesn't require a lot of specialty tools to dis-assemble an engine and re-assemble it, again, most auto parts stores will rent them. Another option is to take the engine to a reputable, and trusted repair shop and have the engine work done professionally. This option may not sound like the best economical choice but it could be in the long run.
  13. I hear you, you will get it, I think @OldCadTech gave you some good advice. Let us know how it goes.
  14. That was my concern about the torque, I didn't wanna put too much pressure on it and break Something. We can get it lowered and stabilized so we can Put some torque to it. But my main concern was to get lubricated first.
  15. If it is hanging you may not be able to get enough force on the crank to break it loose. Can you put it on a stand?
  16. OldcadTech It's frozen solid, I put some Marvel mystery oil in it this morning and l have it hanging on a engine hoist, but It's not level. I'm going to wait a couple of days and see what happens. Also it is a complete engine that I bought from a gentleman, he has it sitting in Storage for a couple of years
  17. Webasto makes many of the sunroofs. Check this site for troubleshooting and distributors in your area
  18. Looks like there was more than one thread for this. @Bruce Nunnally or @BodybyFisher can you link this with the other one?
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  20. Hey everyone, I have a 1980 Coupe deville d’elegance. My sunroof stopped working the other day and it’s about 1/4 way open and won’t budge. It doesn’t sound like it’s a fuse issue with the motor because you can hear it wanting to work. When I hit the switch the motor sounds like it wants to do something but it just does not want to go.. does anyone have any experience with this problem at all? And if you could please provide me with any advice or trouble shooting ideas that would be awesome. Do I have to take the headliner out in order to get the motor out if need be? Hope to hear back from someone soon. Thanks again for your time. cheers
  21. Lance, I responded to the engine swap that you posted and I have a couple more questions... I made the assumption it was a long block. Yea I know about assumptions 🙀 Does the crate motor have an oil pan installed? If not, this means a few more steps and it would be a LOT easier if you have the engine on a stand so you can rotate the entire engine assy. Is it a LONG block or a SHORT block? Basically, long blocks came with heads, short blocks did not... I would approach the seized long block differently than the seized short block. So it makes a big difference...
  22. The bad engine comes out, swap oil pans if new crate engine even has an oil pan. install new oil pump and pickup tube. The transmission bolt pattern should be the same.
  23. Lance, More than likely the cylinder walls and the rings are a little rusty. Is it on an engine stand? Does it move slightly or is it locked solid? Pull the spark-plugs if there were any installed, or the plastic caps and with an oil squirt can, squirt about a spoon full of engine oil in each cylinder and let it sit for about an hour. Try turning/rocking the crankshaft, if it won't move let it sit overnight and try again. If still no movement rotate the engine assembly so that one bank of cylinders is vertical, let it sit for an hour or so and then turn the engine so the other bank is vertical. Rinse & Repeat as needed. Once it starts moving, simply keep working it back and forth until you start getting complete revolutions, then you can go in the direction of normal rotation, CW if IRC
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