Last post on Jul 08, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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Chevrolet, Car Selling, Sedan
#10 of 12 Re: Muddy Sludge in the bottom of the block - how to clean out [dons56]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 07, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Well if one freeze plug is bad they probably all are bad anyway. That's a lot of crud and really, the only sure way is to take the engine out strip it, pull it apart and hot tank the block. You can flush and flush but you'll never get it all---but sure, you could disconnect the radiator hoses, take out the thermostat, take off the water pump and just flush out as much as you can. It'll be a mess. I'd back-flush, opposite the normal direction of water flow.
This may get you running but if you want a car that you'll use for cruises, etc, you probably should go through the engine.
#11 of 12 Re: Muddy Sludge in the bottom of the block - how to clean out [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 08, 2010 (5:47 am)
My thanks. As soon as the 90++ heat breaks out here in VA that will be my weekend project. Dons56
#12 of 12 Re: 1956 Chevy Belair [mamamauck]
Jul 08, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Like the others have said, it's hard to place a value on this car without knowing everything. By "hardtop", we are assuming there is no post between the side windows. A hardtop is more desirable than the 2 door post model.
" some rust here and there" can mean different things to different people.
Sounds like a fun project for somebody!