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Well you all suspected its bad. Valve guides are trashed, oil control & 2nd rings were NFG, and there may not be enough material arround the lifter bore to install a sleeve without causing a coolant leak. So 1st thing is to clean the block sleeve the lifter bore and pressure check the block. If that goes ok the a clean-up hone, new cam bearings, and rebuild the heads with new valve guides - again.

According to the machinist the valve stems were tapered and caused the guides to fail. All other clearances were good, thats the good part. The bad is the cost $890 + the cost of the valves. Includes honing, boil block, cam bearings, freeze-out plugs, rebuild heads, guides, remove pistons bead blast & re-install.

SWMBO's reaction - "you told him to go ahead right - the cars useless without the motor. What else do you have to spend your money on?" -- God I love that woman!!!
 

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Sorry about the cost, but you are right about SWMBO's reaction. You really need to build a shrine dedicated to her.

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Yeah she surprises me all the time - heres a couple of others

SWMBO - You know the paint job is 5 years old - maybe you should have it repainted. There are some chips in the door.
Me - HUH???? No I think I should fix the engine first.

Me - While looking at another project car, only a two seater, I'll sell the Mustang if you want since I don't get to drive it that often.

SWMBO - Why it doesn't cost anything to keep it, just buy the other one if you want it.

Me - YEEHAWW another toy to play with. Didn't buy it though - wasn't the right time.
 
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Does she have a Sister?????

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Sounds like my girlfriend (hopefully change that status in the future!)...currently I own a 69 mustang, 65 power wagon, a 57 chevy wagon and 2 farmall cub tractors...to keep her "happy" all I have to do is bring her to Disney! HAHAHA

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