ENGINE INFO HELP now with pic of 1776

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Sat Jan 26 2013, 15:57

Been fiddling with the 1776, not very far on with it as had a bad back, today i tried to turn engine over by hand and it failed to turn 360 without there being an audible clink and stiffness so i stopped turning the crank, took off the rocker covers, notice that i probaly need to remove the rockers and start from scratch in torque setting the heads, my need is info on.

have noticed that some of the pushrods are seated centrally in the pushrod tubes and others virtually sit on the base of the head.?



Also not sure in dismantling the rockers and valve settings, i do have the book but still not sure and probably a confidence thing, also noticed the little keepers are very loose, are these Magnetic and should the stick easily to the pushrod ?



Have got a new Distributor and have put it on by lining the grooves up at the base of the Distributor to the grooves where the distributor fits, could be this the cause of the clink noise when turning the engine by hand or is it more likely to be or is it more likely a valve rocker issue.

As i am only learning its becoming frustrating. any info appreciated.



Ron


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Post by Grizzly on Sat Jan 26 2013, 19:04

I would remove the dizzy and turn again see if it disappears if it does you know it wasnt seated properly, when new they do take a bit of grunt to lock in. Your not going to do any real damage turning it by hand, the engines are tight to turn anyhow so would not worry too much, it sounds like the valve settings are out if the pushrods / valves are loose should be at 0.006 there is a setting your valve guide on here somewhere, set them to that and see if it's improved, I would do that before dissembling anything. I am off next week helping Lisa so if I get a sec and your around I could probably have a quick look.

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Re: ENGINE INFO HELP now with pic of 1776

Post by Ronnieboy59 on Sat Jan 26 2013, 19:28

Thanks Daz, thought if i kept turning by hand and encountering the clink and stiffness i may cause damage, phew, i do and have read the book on valve settings etc but my Mech knowledge is not great, its all interpretation but i will keep trying, thanks for your help and your more than welcome anytime but i know how busy you are.

Ta for info, does help.

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Post by Grizzly on Thu Jan 31 2013, 22:11

I will come over Ron just been busy sorting Lisa's shop out this week, I think I have the ABVWC meeting sunday but might be around Saturday if you are.

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Thu Jan 31 2013, 23:56

Many thanks for the offer to pop over and i would appreciate it very much, just to give me a few pointers, quick half hour or so Saturday, i should be around all day but call house 356135 just to be sure.



Much appreciated Daz

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Sun Feb 03 2013, 17:04

DAZ, Would just like to say a big thank you for coming over yesterday, pointed me in the right direction and has got me motivated again to get this moving forward, Linda said thanks also as she wants the engine gone from in the house.

Appreciated again many thanks



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Post by Grizzly on Sun Feb 03 2013, 17:31

No worries anytime.

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