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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2022, 11:17 AM
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Posted By JohnMc
Did you ever get it started? If you've got...

Did you ever get it started?

If you've got compression, then the cam gear and cam are working. About the only thing to look out for from that point are any valves with less lift than the others. ...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-12-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
Absolutely no reason to pull the engine for that...

Absolutely no reason to pull the engine for that work. The heads come off very easily, maybe an hours work (well, stuck exhaust manifold nuts could be an issue, depending). And the cam comes out of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-31-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By JohnMc
On my car, the cam gear came totally loose from...

On my car, the cam gear came totally loose from the hub, but the motor kept running. At lower RPM's it sounded like a diesel, very loud clattering noise. But it would actually quiet down at higher...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
It'll probably be easier to run it on through the...

It'll probably be easier to run it on through the engine. Half and half fresh/few years old gas shouldn't be that bad.

Is there a stalk that matches the turn signal on the right side of the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
Don't go too hot with SU's. They get confused by...

Don't go too hot with SU's. They get confused by reversion on a really snorty cam. And the heads don't flow all that well (almost all due to the exhaust ports), so a really hot cam might raise the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
That's one of the Achilles' heels of the pushrod...

That's one of the Achilles' heels of the pushrod redblocks. That pressed fiber timing gear. At 400K it's certainly been replaced before, but how long ago?

Another fun thing the fiber gears can...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
A B20E distributor probably has a vacuum retard...

A B20E distributor probably has a vacuum retard on it, you wouldn't want to hook that up to the vac port on the carbs. It sort of does the opposite of what the vacuum gizmo on a B20B distributor...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
Sure, but that gets into the variability of...

Sure, but that gets into the variability of compression tests. It's going to crank faster with all the plugs out, which will tend to have slightly higher readings. But like I said, worry a bit less...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
Oh, and I was going to say, with these cars...

Oh, and I was going to say, with these cars having been around for half a century, you never know what mix of parts it has on it at this point. Could still be all original or correct replacement...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
No problem at all doing a compression test with...

No problem at all doing a compression test with the carbs off. You need to hold the throttles open if they're still attached, same thing.

As for the numbers... it's sort of hard to put up any...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,559
Posted By JohnMc
I'd just do a compression test first and then...

I'd just do a compression test first and then plan what to do based on the results.

Oh, and adjust the valves first, and take note if any are loose or tight (and tight exhaust valves are a sort of...
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