also try Woodland Sports in Colorado Woodland Sports 830 E. 450 S. Smithfield, UT 84335 (435)563-8081 - this guy has an excellent inventory of nos and used ohc parts. he's also a good guy to talk about trouble shooting problems
[This message has been edited by sprint67 (edited January 31, 2001).]
just had my OHC-6 redone and Jerry woodland had parts that no one else could find, kanter did correct the problem with the cam followers . Jerry is a great guy and very helpful if you are doing a rebuild.
Re: OHC-6 Specialists#3422 01/08/0502:37 AM01/08/0502:37 AM
The Sprint OHC engine is one of the greatest engineering feats in automotive history. Anyone who removes a Sprint motor from an original Firebird Sprint and replaces it with something else has committed a crime as far as I'm concerned.
Any advice or leads would be appreciated. In my twisted mind I envision trading my '67 400 project car for a complete rebuild of my '68 Sprint motor.
Go to the OHC forum and search for an article that was put out several years ago on the OHC motor and its rebuild. I would read it several ties before even thinking about talking to a machinist. The article is very detailed and long, but well worth the read.
Thank you! I've already read a lot of it. Yes it's intimidating. I've known for a long time that this isn't your typical rebuild. This document really spells it out. I wonder if the man who wrote it is still around?
However look at it this way. I rebuilt a Sprint back in High School when I had no idea what I was doing. Other than having one ring set in one piston that didn't seat, it went perfect. Put at least 30,000 miles on the car including two trips to Ft. Lauderdale for Spring Break. So, if you read the book and find a decent machine shop, I'm sure you will be OK.