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Where you going to put it, on your coffee table?
I was actually considering wrapping some plexi-glass around it and putting a glass top over it, and make it into an end table.


I already have it on wheels.
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^ That is correct. I do what I want, when I want.

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Bonus parts


Along with parts like a new starter, starter cables, intake boots with engine side clamps.


A new thermostat housing was an extra special bonus, as I didn't know that was going to be there before I actually got the engine. Including new thermostat hoses and clamps.

I should open the housing to do a rust inspection, since there is steel in there.

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The inside of the coolant tubes is bare steel - meant to be anti-rust protected by the coolant. Left dry, that Hotlanta humidity will do its work.

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The inside of the coolant tubes had (have) significant rust.


While the outsides of them are flawlessly clean.

Not due to Hotlanta humidity, as it has been kept in a controlled evironment here.
Lived in Japan for what i would guess most of it's life. Then in the Los Angeles area, but about 50 miles off the coast before coming home.

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I should open the housing to do a rust inspection, since there is steel in there.
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All indications showing no rust in the thermostat housing, or on the thermostat its self.

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Perhaps remnants of testing startup coolant? Water with a high Ph? In any event, those tubes are easily cleaned or replaced.

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^ Oh, I wasn't discounting humidity as the source of the rust. Only discounting Atlanta as the source of the humidity.
Yeah, I'm not concerned with the water pipes. That's easily fixed one way or the other. Will definitely have to be addressed before putting the engine in to action.

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Taking pic requests

Just in case I missed anything.
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Starter with associated wiring.

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