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    Endoscope

    The endoscope I ordered has arrived and after playing with it (looking down my throat etc)
    I have learned how to use it so will pop down to the garage and take a look inside the engine.

    Im not sure if it is going to be possible to look up at the valves as the endoscope end is quite long and I suspect will only go in the spark plug hole facing downwards...

    But at least I will be able to check on my pistons and the walls of the piston chambers...
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    Look closely for any marks/nicks on the piston crowns as the piston is nearing TDC.

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    ok will do, if it is possible to look at the valves I will do that too...

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    I could see that my pistons are still in there, and I could see a bit of carbon build up, but that was all.
    I sprayed some wd40 in the spark plug holes when I removed the spark plugs to keep everything in good condition, so obviously this makes a difference to what I can see now.

    As the engine is at various stages I could see some valves partially open. But couldn't see any obvious damage to anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWebDesignCompany View Post
    The endoscope I ordered has arrived and after playing with it (looking down my throat etc)
    I have learned how to use it so will pop down to the garage and take a look inside the engine.

    Im not sure if it is going to be possible to look up at the valves as the endoscope end is quite long and I suspect will only go in the spark plug hole facing downwards...

    But at least I will be able to check on my pistons and the walls of the piston chambers...
    endoscope.jpg
    Had you bought , and used , the comp tester and vacuum gauge that would have not been required . Hitech won't fix it , only lowtech oldskewel someone who knows what they are doing willl sort it. Don't you have a good old real world hotrod and custom club near you that you can join and get recommendations ? Personally I'd beg or borrow one rocker arm your existing spec , bung a standard pushrod and get it running so everything can be checked to actually fin dthe fault. Forget building a 400 bhp engine, look where it's got you so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Had you bought , and used , the comp tester and vacuum gauge that would have not been required . Hitech won't fix it , only lowtech oldskewel someone who knows what they are doing willl sort it. Don't you have a good old real world hotrod and custom club near you that you can join and get recommendations ? Personally I'd beg or borrow one rocker arm your existing spec , bung a standard pushrod and get it running so everything can be checked to actually fin dthe fault. Forget building a 400 bhp engine, look where it's got you so far
    No there doesnt seem to be a decent hotrod club in Southend that I can find.
    But now I am happy that I've seen my high compression pistons are still in there.
    The Endoscope was only cheap off ebay, and it is very useful, I now know that I don't have any damaged pistons.

    I know that I could get it running again as it was before the rocker arm came loose, by simply replacing the single
    pushrod and a single rocker arm, but I want to get the power back in the motor and that is what I'm going to do.

    I have already spent thousands on this and I am going to get it right.

    I did ask for recommendations for honest and reliable local mechanics in Southend, does anyone know of one?

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    I would need a single 7.8 inch pushrod and a pressed steel 1.5 rocker arm, anyone got them spare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWebDesignCompany View Post
    No there doesnt seem to be a decent hotrod club in Southend that I can find.
    But now I am happy that I've seen my high compression pistons are still in there.
    The Endoscope was only cheap off ebay, and it is very useful, I now know that I don't have any damaged pistons.

    I know that I could get it running again as it was before the rocker arm came loose, by simply replacing the single
    pushrod and a single rocker arm, but I want to get the power back in the motor and that is what I'm going to do.

    I have already spent thousands on this and I am going to get it right.

    I did ask for recommendations for honest and reliable local mechanics in Southend, does anyone know of one?
    You need to find what's up with what you already have before chnaging even more stuff away from the tyre shredding spec you had . On ething at a time. Get an secondhand pushrod and rocker,use the tools you've been told to use give us the results on here and you have a wealth of peopel who DO know what they are talking about helping you for FREE!!

    I've been messing with cars for over 45 years and I know others on here with similar experience and greater pedigrees .

    If I was younger and healthier I would come down to your place , beat you about the head with your endoscope and then use it to tie your hands together whilst I fixed the thing for you !!! However you would have to watch and learn whilst I did it and explained what I was doing and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWebDesignCompany View Post
    I would need a single 7.8 inch pushrod and a pressed steel 1.5 rocker arm, anyone got them spare?
    Which is exactly what I was going to post next!

    ....so is that the stock length or +100thou?, what is in there at present?

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    it's just occured to me i may have a pushrod and rocker arm. the pushrod will be stock so i'll measure the length. if i've still got them you can have them for free mate.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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