Walde's -78 SA



Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 6th, 2015, 11:33 am

Well. Since the Project -86 is still hibernating I guess it would make some sense to try to continue with the -78. After all it has been sitting there since 2009 or so. :oops:

I have most of the parts so now it is just a matter of finding the energy to put them together and getting it on the road by May.

At least I managed to find the main parts:

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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby grumpyvette » January 6th, 2015, 1:49 pm

can,t help but be impressed with that engine picture!
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 6th, 2015, 1:51 pm

Thanks for the kind words - if I was handy and capable I could build things myself but unfortunately that is not the case. :idea: IIRC this was one of those unclaimed engines they had ready to ship. It had what I wished ie. HEI and RPM Air gap.

One item I need to decide quite soon is

pilot bushing
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or

pilot needle bearing?
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Some sources say that the bushing is the way to go to avoid an extra item that can break. Any cons with the bushing?
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby grumpyvette » January 6th, 2015, 1:59 pm

personally ID skip the roller bearing pilot bushing and use the sintered brass/bronze version with a dab of moly axle grease as the roller bearing versions are much more likely to cause damage if they fail while the sintered bronze versions just get a bit noisy and require replacement

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=2596&p=6742&hilit=pilot+bushing#p6742
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viewtopic.php?f=71&t=3150&p=30205&hilit=moly+grease#p30205

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=447
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 6th, 2015, 2:04 pm

Bushing it is, then. Thanks for the links.
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Indycars » January 7th, 2015, 8:06 am

Walde wrote:I have most of the parts so now it is just a matter of finding the energy to put them together and getting it on the road by May.

At least I managed to find the main parts:


Don't look at whole of the project and how much there is to do, but look at
what's the first step to getting closer to finished.

I would agree, you did find the major parts, although i think there are a few
more that I would consider major !!! :P

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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 7th, 2015, 10:02 am

Where does this plastic thingy go? :?

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Frame is a bit sturdy - we tend to overdimension things a bit. :mrgreen:
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby grumpyvette » January 7th, 2015, 10:27 am

thats without a doubt impressive for a home shop!
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Indycars » January 7th, 2015, 11:48 am


Wow, can't say I've seen anything like that before! Guess you get your exercise
running around to all those hoists trying to keep the body somewhat level.

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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 7th, 2015, 12:43 pm

I was on the other side and my dad on the other. We hoisted it up an inch or two at the time balancing the front every now and then. When the time to put the body back on comes I think we will need three persons as one will have to keep an eye on bolts and such.
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Indycars » January 7th, 2015, 3:16 pm


I have to say, I have to giggle a little every time I see your new avatar! :D

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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 7th, 2015, 3:24 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby DorianL » January 8th, 2015, 4:39 am

Walde wrote:Where does this plastic thingy go? :?

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Frame is a bit sturdy - we tend to overdimension things a bit. :mrgreen:


Ummm, that's impressive... and yet a bit unsettling somehow...
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Strictly Attitude » January 8th, 2015, 9:13 pm

Walde wrote:Where does this plastic thingy go? :?

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Frame is a bit sturdy - we tend to overdimension things a bit. :mrgreen:

that goes to my house I've been looking for that lol
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby philly » January 8th, 2015, 11:47 pm

that color combo with the red pinstripe and the red interior is gorgeous... and that uh, body lift hoist device? is brilliant
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Re: Walde's -78 SA

Postby Walde » January 14th, 2015, 9:51 am

Sorry to bother but there are some basic things I need to understand first to get them sorted. The first one is the correct oil level in the pan.

The combination of Dart SHP block, stroker crank and Canton 7 litre oil pan leave me lost when it comes to the correct oil level. I could of course put in 7 litres of oil and pray but that's not exactly the way I wish to do things.

As I do not know where the dipstick marks relate in there then I suppose that the best way would be to remove the oil pan and check, right?

I robbed these from Grumpy:

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If I understand this correctly all I need to do is to pull the oil pan and put a ruler or such along the lowest point of the windage screen, put the dipstick that is to be used in and mark that lowest level as max line for oil?
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