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Old 11-30-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Skip White Timing Cover & Water Pump

Well after seeing a lot of folks say how great Skip White was I gave them a try.

1- The Al timing chain cover they say will fit a gear drive "with a little grinding"
The fit was so far off I would have ground thru the entire cover to get it to lay flat on the block with my gear drive. The polish was subpar at best, except for where the front seal goes, that area was polished like ice. All I could think of was a leak. I ended up using a stock TC cover from GM at the advice of Pete Jackson.

2 -I bought an Al water pump at the same time. The back side ribs and the radius on the back inside edge of the pump require substantial grinding - like 45 minutes to get it to lay up against the block w/o hitting the timing chain cover.

I used the pump and it seems to work fine just to much work to install it.
1968 SWB
454 + .040, 490HP x 540 FT pounds of Torque 10-1 Kb Forged pistons, recon rods w/ ARP wave loc bolts
781 heads Ported with 2.19/1.88 SSTvalves
Lunati 60204 cam, Micro Trol lifters,
Ported Edelbrock Performer Rpm manifold armor coated, Pertronix Triple Strike Ignition
Holley 770 Street Avenger carb,Headers armor coated
Built by Watson Ruppel Performance in Sarahsville Ohio.
Hardshift Tranny Built Turbo 350,TSI 10" 3000 stall
12 Bolt Eaton Posi 4.10 Richmond Gears moser axles
18.5" x 31" Hoosier Pro Street Radials
ET Classic 5 Wheels - polished
Power Steering, Power Brakes,Disc Brakes,Tach & Gauge Dash, Tilt,Factory Air (gone)
Custom Paint & Body Work

Special thanks to my wife, my son and my money tree
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