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  1. Crankshaft bolt housing stripped

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys first time poster. I apologize the first time posting on this site is a cry for help! I would like to thank all those who do post helpful comments to spread the wealth of knowledge. That being said there I was, trying to install a new distributor in my 350 sbc. While trying to find TDC...
  2. Oil Leak - Timing seal installation question

    Drivetrain & Performance
    1973 2-Door Nova, 383/th350 I noticed oil leaking from the oil pan timing cover area about a week ago. I cleaned it with brake cleaner and applied a thick coat of ultra black and let it cure for 2 days. After a test drive there was no leak. Started the car again and noticed oil leaking from the...
  3. Replacing rod bearings and crank without pulling the engine

    Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 73 2-door nova that's knocking. The engine is a recently rebuilt (within the past year, less than 500 miles on the engine) 86 corvette engine. Is it possible to replace the crank and rod bearings without removing the engine or transmission? Anything I should know before trying to do...
  4. Manually Rotating the Motor

    This is my first Nova and all was going well with my distributor replacement until I went to find TDC and discovered there's no place to grab a bolt with a socket in the front on the motor to manually turn it over and align my TDC tag with the notch on the balancer! It's the original harmonic...
  5. Possible serious damage to crank?

    Drivetrain & Performance
    Whats up guys? Wow, where to begin. I was installing a new harmonic balancer on my 350 in my nova and I think I might have stripped the threads. I heated up the balancer per instructions by summit placed it on the crank and used the balancer bolt with washer to slowly and evenly press it back on...