The wagon's been at the shop for 2 years now and Saturday I decided tear into the motor and have a look at the ol' slant six to see if I could find out why the car had been abandoned in the late 70s.
It wasn't pretty.
|When the car arrived, the motor was locked up. Since the odometer reading is over 100k I was expecting the worst.|
|That does not look healthy. And oh yeah, the distributor won't budge.|
|#1 intake pushrod isn't looking good at all.|
|#4 exhaust pushrod is gone and probably down in the motor.|
And that's why I picked up the rusty but unmolested '63 Fury with the 318 polyhead and 55k showing on the clock.