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by The Spook
08 Aug 2017, 22:12
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

As they always say hindsight is always 20/20. I probably should have gone down the track of the edge orifice lifters a long time ago as it would appear that they are the magic fix for my engine. The modern small blocks all have a vastly different oil system than the early ones and the 308 is really ...
by The Spook
07 Aug 2017, 15:02
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

All done. Had to play with the timing a bit to get it to start. It was a bit retarded. Also I had probably put a bit too much oil in the cylinders for the start and it took a little bit to get it to fire. Once those two issues were sorted it just cracked into life and oil pressure came straight up a...
by The Spook
07 Aug 2017, 00:15
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

The engine gets started tomorrow (monday) morning at about 9am. Its in and everything is connected. It cranks over and has spark. The sump is full as is the oil filter, the oil pump is primed. The fuel system is fully primed - 25 liters of fuel in the tank, the carby, fuel pump and fuel filter are a...
by The Spook
27 Jul 2017, 01:50
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

Engine is in and I have started the process of connecting everything up. So far the carb is on and the fuel lines are done. The cooling system header tank is mounted back on the front of the motor and the heat exchanger to engine coolant hoses are in place but not all are hose clamped. Alternator an...
by The Spook
24 Jul 2017, 20:53
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

Engine is scheduled to go back in the boat tomorrow afternoon.

Bob
by The Spook
22 Jul 2017, 04:08
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

Hi all The engine is now all back together. There is always something that comes out of left field, and this time it was the combination of the new camshaft and edge orifice lifters. The pushrods that I had with the roll pins installed turned out to be too short, thankfully I had a set which were .0...
by The Spook
28 Jun 2017, 06:21
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Narandera 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Narandera 2017

Hi Alan

Thanks for the reply. I thought that it would be on and a guy I know from up here was asking, hence my enquirey. He has just finished building a new crackerbox and appears interested in going down to Narandera. He sent me some photo's and its really really good.

Bob
by The Spook
27 Jun 2017, 20:35
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Narandera 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Narandera 2017

Is Narandera on this year, if so what dates?

Bob
by The Spook
21 Jun 2017, 19:22
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

Reklaw I am going to leave the roll pins in the pushrods. Getting them out would be a problem and the amount of oil flowing to the top end will now be determined by the edge orifice lifters and the rollpins will not have any effect on that level of oil flow. When I got the edge orifice lifters I dis...
by The Spook
20 Jun 2017, 20:29
Forum: Main Room
Topic: New Prop
Replies: 53
Views: 10489

Re: New Prop

Hi all Just thought that I would update everyone on what the situation is with The Spook. The engine is out and it has been stripped down. The damage was thankfully only moderate, a set of main bearings, big end bearings and camshaft bearings all of which have been replaced with new ones which I hav...

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