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babylon_nl last won the day on July 25 2019

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    2002 Deville
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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  1. it's a 2002 9-Vin deville.. That would be great Mike, thanks! I'll let you know when Jake's ready to ship
  2. Hi Mike, no we can put the dipstick in quite simple when the engine is in, from te looks of it.. I'm happy Jake is going to find me one, Rockauto dont have them, so it would be an ebay item, i dont really like that on such long distance.. But yeah, well.. Jake is Jake, he's only charging me transport, as he did with a lot of gaskets and all.. But he needs to find one in his part-pile, as he calls it haha.. so yeah, it wont be here this week
  3. So... It's been euhm.. well just keep it 'a while' and not do the month thingie, but it's time to post that kinda things are going to be under control Véry slowly but surely the engine is beeing put back together... Awaiting a new dipstick assy from Jake, as the original tube seems to have broken. We had a little set back as one of the alu ears that attach to the block was torn off, probably in the asumed earlier engine swap.. alu-welded it and allsgood.. It's blazing hot here but it seems all my nagging helped in my guy to get moving a bit.. With a little luck i might use the AC on the
  4. Thanks Mike, i'm looking forward to posting that all is under control I hope i will soon! The shop is actually in a greenhouse so yeah, lightwise it's amazing, but the downside is when it's a hot summer like we had this year, than one really understands the greenhouse-effect haha.. It absolutely is haha..
  5. Wake up y'all!! One year and some along the road, santa came early this year with a fine Canadian gift! Just to savour the taste, I didnt open the crate yet, letting it come to age till the weekend.. But it's heavy, i expect it to contain the actual engine
  6. It seems DHL has come to their senses and engine is scheduled for pickup next tuesday.. Fingers crossed!! My mechanic also thought he could do it with the engine in, so that's where he started off.. eventually he told me he just took it out, rather than doing snake moves trying to take the heads off.. Once the engine is out, even I could fix the HG's, I suppose.. Earlier I saw him wrestling with the egr sensor even that can basically only be done with the proper tools.. If anybody doubts doing a HG job I can only agree with the above: take the engine out!
  7. ;) no that's my shipper, in miami, there's gonna be other stuff there as well and than shipped as one, it's going to cost me about 400,- to get here, the 1500,- was just for sending it to miami, it's supposed to be about a 10th of that..
  8. Not just quite yet.. Jake told me it was ready to be picked up by dhl for transport to Miami, but it seems he got a shipping price of 1500,- usd.. But... awaiting the good news :)
  9. To you guys maybe it's crazy $$'s, but for here it's not so bad really, i think by the time the new engine is in, the car will cost me roughly $ 12.000,- but than it's next to new and in fact i'll be driving a car that is next to unique in my country with a showroom price of roughly $ 150.000,- I know it's hard for you guys to imagine but that's what the newprice was her, including our crazy tax system... For the same money I could buy here a crappy any imigrant driven beat up mercedes or something of the sort with parts that actually kill you when you have to buy them (a merc headlamp kit (on
  10. I have no doubt it's going to happen I've promised myself, even before I placed the order, that if it wouldn't happen I'd take on the excuse for a trip to canada, never been there haha.. Just hope Jake's going to beat the stress around him, i've seen to many good guys leave the battlefield after drowning in their own success.. I think he's got a good thing going there, but to stay on top of things, ís a challenge..
  11. Yes, if you look at it this way, indeed it has been 7 months and that's actually quite long Hopefully i'll be recieving the good news shortly, i'll keep you posted!
  12. Hi @BodybyFisher, I'm sorry I didnt post any updates, nice of you to check in. thing is, not all that much has happend since What happened thusfar is this, I decided to ditch the heads and buy new ones from @NorthstarPerformance Jake made me a very good price and there was no way I could have had the old heads fixed for even that money. But we also took @OldCadTech's measures and found the underblock was also way beyond tolerances, so somewhere november I decided to go for a new eninge and I wanted it to be studded newly built crate engine. Now getting money into the US, let alone c
  13. So I was looking for pictures and all that and found the distributor of this tool and figured what the heck, it's a crazy expensive tool, let them explaint it to me. We worked out the values for the top pictures only and I kid you not, that took 30 minutes after i emailed them the pictures hahahaha we came tot he conclusion: top reads 93.040mm bottom reads 92.925mm which brings taper to 0.115mm to reverse engine this value we concluded that from the top ring of the tool, each click (big-to-small stripe) is 0.005mm, We 14.5 stripes to get to 0 and we did 8 stripes to get t
  14. So... new news today after holiday breaks and all... @OldCadTech we measured the folowing bore taper, as in the picture and to me it looks like: cyl1: lower measure - 92.927, upper measure - 93.004, means taper is 0,077mm cyl2: lower measure - 93.0007, upper measure - 93.003, means taper is 0,0023mm Neither me nor my mechanic ever worked with this tool! Rationalizing, it says 1 div. 0.005mm, so we asume one click is 0.005mm, there are 50 clicks in one twist. Cylinder a: We come from (something)click 42.7 and go to (something+1)click 4, so we turned the wheel 7.3 cl
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