I'll see if I can find some 1/16"ish roll pins to fit in the center of mine!!! For some reason, you only hear about this problem with the Clevelands by and large...... Only guys in the years I was in the Cougar club with this sort of problem were the 70+ cars with the 351C.....bizarre.....
Well, I am still waiting to get time on a lathe, to doctor up my jackshaft. I need to remove some metal to allow the new pulley to fit back far enuf to line up properly with the water pump pulley and idler. I also want to adjust the areas where the bearings should slide on with little but tapping with a rubber mallet...being ball bearings, this should be sufficient! They do not need to be a tight press fit.
Once I can get this done, I am on to bolting down the intake, fitting a hardline from the fuel pump to the carb, drop in the distributor.......and PUT THE ENGINE IN THE CAR!!!!
But first...gotta get time to go to the neighbors... and use his lathe!
I finally got the 4.6L engine project done. After all that work, we fired it up and promptly ended up with water in the oil again!!!!!! AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!
Short story.... after checking and finding the compression tests to be good.....I used a coolant pressure tester to find that there was a leak...duh....! I pressurized the system using my air compressor (dialed waaay down) and a stethoscope, and found a hiss under the valve cover.
Removed the valve cover and found a geyser out of the LH block freeze plug!! You can just barely see the freeze plug behind the chain guide in the picture back up a few posts. It will be the one in the RH side of the picture down in the block.
I replaced both with brass. Only the one had a small hole in it, up on the top edge, so while standing and working on the block, you would never have seen it!!!! Just that tiny spot on the plug was bad...the rest of the plug was as solid as could be!!!! Other plug was solid too! Very strange! Anyway, put in brass replacements, put all the chains back on, the front cover, and fired it up! Holding pressure now and runs smooooooth!!!!
Gotta go get it smogged next week!
So, just when I think I'm getting ahead of my car projects...the daughter pulled up in front of the house tonight in her old Lincoln Mark VII......and asked me if "orange stuff" should be coming out of her car.......! "No, nothing should be coming out of your car......(now what?)" Bad water pump.....ugh.
It never ends.....