Re: Dripping Water
Very good thing I didnt pull the head!
Well I took a stab at it again today, and got nothing. It would spit and sputter and just didnt even think about sound right. Would even crank all the way up.
This is where it gets emotional for me, although for everyone else its probably just normal figuring it out. When set the pre-load on the cam it was on a stand, did it the exact same way as when i built a 355 with my uncle (the one whos car I am working on). We went to fire that motor up and nothing seemed wrong but it just wouldnt run right. When through a bunch of stuff and ultimately it was a bunch of stuff. At the time he thought the valves were to tight, but ended up being ok.
Fast forward to today, im staring at this motor and i just have this strange feeling and thought that comes over me of (the valves are really too tight this time. Loosen them up and give it a shot). Its really difficult to explain but it wasnt like it was my thought....anyways, I go through and loosen the valves. Actually reset them, just not as tight. Hit the starter button and it fired instantly. No hesitation, no skipping, would run at an idle, acted the way it was supposed to. I set the timing and for good measure took it back to 2K rpms again and it sounded like it should.
Hopefully nothing got hurt the first time, im hoping that since this motor was rebuilt back in the mid 90's and then sat that the cam has a fighting chance compared to todays. I still need to sort out a permanent carb, i used my 625 demon from my 355 for now, but it needs to go back to my nova.
Thanks again for the help guys!