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    Posted: Nov/29/2020 at 6:57am
 Edna the 69  232-6 rambler wagon got new valve seals yesterday.

 there was only bits and pieces left on a couple of them none intact at all.  i order them from NAPA  they were not the original cup type.  i told them i didn't think they would work.  anyway i put one on and nope didn't work or sit down like the original should.  my father in-law said they were $#!^ so he went and dug around in the barn and found over 30 cup style he had from engine rebuild kits he had not used.  found 16 that were what we needed.  went right on like they should.  vacuumed each valve of all the leftover bits.  father in-law said the engine was really clean and looked good with just the valve cover off.  No wear found or anything plugged up push rods had a bit of carbon on them.  the rockers looked brand new.  so he said the 75,592 miles is probably right for the car.  the valve cover gasket was leaking bad,  the plugs were fowled  and it smoked lots.  now it doesn't smoke no leaking from the valve cover. will keep and eye on the plugs in a couple months.   so some time soon we will remove the engine and replace the oil pan gasket and the front an rear seals and new engine mounts.  

  thank you all for help words and the information,  now the journey continues


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It's nice when things work out in the end! PITA to swap out, but only every 20 - 25 years. Good maintainance and it'll last a lot longer.

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I have a confirmed 60k mile 69' 232 that has been sitting in a barn a loong time. Under the valve cover it's sludge city. Your lucky! I don't think the oil was changed often on mine. I'll have to tear all the sheet metal off and clean it out the best I can at minimum.
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Originally posted by First_Gear First_Gear wrote:

I have a confirmed 60k mile 69' 232 that has been sitting in a barn a loong time. Under the valve cover it's sludge city. Your lucky! I don't think the oil was changed often on mine. I'll have to tear all the sheet metal off and clean it out the best I can at minimum.

 
well im going to have to pull the engine this winter and replace pan gaseckt and main seal so i hope i can find the leftover bits of the valve seals.

  hope you can get yours all up and running i have really enjoyed this little thing and this group

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Part of that sludge may have been from running paraffin based oil back in the 70s. Pennzoil and Quaker State were bad about that back then. Had an old Pontiac that dad religiously ran QS in. Replaced the timing chain in the late 70s and everything had a thick coating on it.
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