Thursday, January 3, 2013


Been taking the engine down.

Some surprises along the way, like how I think the engine may be a '75....

And the last dude who was in here didn't understand the concept of " a thin film" when it came to application of sealants.

But, its got standard mains, standard rods, no sign of oversize tappet bores and standard cylinders (at least the unworn portion was standard).

Plan is for a .010/.010 on the crank and .030 on the slugs. Rods will recon ok and there will still be a nice Schneider cam in place....

Speaking of cams..., the cam removed did not have any chamfer on the bearing oil passages. This then in turn caused a really "neat" spalling/ galling damage to the cam bearings from the radial loads on the shaft in service and I got to use the F word a couple times trying to unstick the motherf***er from its goddamn moorings. Im just sayin"....

Crank thrust was good at .005 and ran true within .001 on its old shells.

The costs are quite a bit more than I planned for, but I have come this far, might as well do it right, yeah?

this is where my optimism began to fade on not checking off almost every service a machine shop offers

yup, damn near every valve is at a different height.... fuk

its like a turkey waddle of RTV!

hell of a ridge in there, but it mic'd out that it should clean up at .030

So there was some hopes of reusing things like timing covers, the damper, the distributor, the fuel pump eccentric, the fuel pump...

No, thats not gonna happen....

Timing cover is way cracked

Damper elastomer is split and the inertia ring has spun 30 degrees

Distributor wiring is fubar and bushings as well

The f****n fuel pump eccentric is worn...and so is the fuel pump arm. Now riddle me this batman- how does an eccentric cost as much as goddamn fuel pump for these things???!?!?

Summit racing loves me right now...


aaand more junk

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