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Old 05-05-2018, 02:40 PM
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MSD is the way to go. I have installed 2 sets myself.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:13 AM
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msd gears are (were?) made by the same company that made the OEM,i was told by randy at PAS years ago.

It's possible. They don't look like OEM gears to me but, my eyes are getting old...
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:00 PM
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For what it's worth, I had MSD gears in the first 401 I built way back in 2007 and they worked just fine. Keep up the good work Rick!
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:05 PM
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Progress: I round up all of the right size bolts for the water pump and timing cover before I get everything all RTV'd up. I coat both sides of the gasket and install the water pump to the cover first with the bolts just snug - not tightened all the way.
IMG_4623 by Rick Jones, on Flickr


Then I coat the side of the gasket that faces the block first then stick it to the block taking careful care by cleaning out any RTV that is in the oil passages..
IMG_4624 by Rick Jones, on Flickr


Then I coat the back side of the timing cover again cleaning any RTV out of the oil passages.
IMG_4625 by Rick Jones, on Flickr


I torque the timing cover bolts about 2/3 tight and then trim the excess gasket material at the block. The nextday I final torque all of the bolts.
IMG_4626 by Rick Jones, on Flickr

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Old 06-06-2018, 04:09 PM
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What coating is that on the block? I assume it's a primer...?
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:45 PM
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It is Zinc Chromate Primer that I get at NAPA.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:40 AM
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It is Zinc Chromate Primer that I get at NAPA.

I hope you use good protection equipment when using that!
Zinc chromate is some NASTY stuff, aerosol particles get all over place.
Hope you don’t have a dog or kids that could get exposed to particles.

I still believe that all the crap my dad was exposed to as an airline mechanic killed him courtesy of lung cancer. Zinc chromate is used a lot on planes.
He’s not the only mechanic to retire and then die from cancer.
I know of 2 others he was close friends with.

I also went to school for auto body and got extensive training on hazards of paints/chemicals. Some things are deadly, and gotta protect yourself(properly) from them. I always cringe when I see guys spraying w/o respirator or wearing just a dust mask.

Anyway rant over, awesone engine build as usual.
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