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Rebuild or replace motor in my 64 air coupe?

 
Old 02-10-2019, 05:42 PM
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The compressor for the A/c.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:50 PM
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As MikeM said, have it looked at and you could get off easy - anything from a motor mount to a blown out harmonic balancer and anything in between.... If your engine is running 70lb oil pressure, dollars to doughnuts, somebody has been into it before now...
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Originally Posted by bellyjello View Post
The compressor for the A/c.
I'm sure you know this, but if your AC system is charged with freon (R12), most folks prefer to just remove AC components from their brackets and set them aside with the hoses still attahed, but without discharging the system.
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The compressor for the A/c.
if your AC is working I would not remove it. you should be able to tie it off to the inner fender
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if your AC is working I would not remove it. you should be able to tie it off to the inner fender
Totally agree!
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I would not open the A/C if it's working.

I would pull the plugs, pull the valve covers and turn the engine over by hand - check for anything that feels out of place..
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I second that
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I agree with the comments to see what is wrong with the engine first. If it is not major, fix it.

If it is major, and the engine needs a rebuild, you can come out a bit cheaper, and certainly easier with a basic crate motor (not a high dollar hot rod motor).

A basic crate motor, with about the same HP as your current engine, and a warranty, is a quick and easy fix.

And you set the original motor in the corner, ready for the time when the car gets a restoration.

Good luck with whatever you choose, and you already know to hang onto the original engine.
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