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  • 03-06-2019, 14:11
    mygasser
    Quote Originally Posted by watahyahknow View Post
    if it isnt a roller cam but a flat tappet cam its hit or miss , if you installed it using lots and lots of molly lube they can last or they eat themsilves in no time flat
    you will see it fast enough if you pull the tappets out or measure the lift on each rocker
    the old 400 the cam was from had lots of miles on it so should be ok.
  • 01-06-2019, 19:19
    watahyahknow
    if it isnt a roller cam but a flat tappet cam its hit or miss , if you installed it using lots and lots of molly lube they can last or they eat themsilves in no time flat
    you will see it fast enough if you pull the tappets out or measure the lift on each rocker
  • 01-06-2019, 17:36
    ivanhoew
    Excellent, well done .
  • 01-06-2019, 15:56
    Taxirod
    Yes folks, you are right of course.
    Thank you all for the encouragement.
    I re- used my cam and followers from the 400 in this engine, surely as they were long broken in they shouldn't have eaten away.
    For now, I'm gonna concentrate on finishing my garage work (see other thread), as stripped down engines and cement dust don't really compliment each other.
    Once the garage is done it should give me room to remove and strip the engine properly, to get to the bottom of the problem.
  • 01-06-2019, 14:03
    bully
    i'm with robert if you can just sit on it for a bit ( as you may have noticed i haven't touched mine for a bit as i had no money and lost interest in it i'm just starting to get back at it know )
  • 01-06-2019, 07:26
    ivanhoew
    oh dear ,as mark says sorry to hear that ian , it's such a great looking car , not one you would ever forget seeing . if not needing the money , maybe just stop and wait 6 months to see how you feel then ?


    regards
    robert
  • 30-05-2019, 17:21
    watahyahknow
    maibe you can put a diesel back in it sumting like a mercedes inline 5 or 6 , those engines are aluminium and can be polished , the engines themselves dont cost the world and the polishing just takes a lot of time and elbow grease
  • 30-05-2019, 17:08
    blackpopracing
    Very sorry to hear that Ian.
  • 30-05-2019, 15:23
    Taxirod
    Hello Everyone, I haven't been on here for a while, generally busy, plus Ive been extending my garage.
    I really thought I'd have the truck back on the road at the start of March.
    But its been a catalogue of disasters, when I finally got it running it wasn't right, I decided that the timing chain was the culprit , but today when I whipped the sump off i found a load of metal there.




    For some while now my enthusiasm for the truck has been on the wain, I tend to have loads of go for a new project, but eventually I run out and need to move on to something new. So i planned to get all the bits and pieces done on the truck and then sell it.

    However, I can't and won't throw any more money at it, Ive pretty much come to the conclusion that I should break it up and sell the bits. Seems a shame, but at the moment it looks like my favourite option.

    Could possibly sell the chassis complete with axles, whitewalls etc and logbook.
  • 22-02-2019, 07:46
    ivanhoew
    i would guess around 5 to 7 psi ian .
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