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by abi
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

Yes, its still shooting oil over the fender, not happy about it but will have to wait till I need to remove the intake for whatever the reason, maybe never! I'm just going to cross my fingers. Oil pressure at idle is 35 -40PSI hot with a stock volume and pressure mellings 800RPM, I hope it doesent e...
by abi
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

Thought I would update this thread, turned out some of the stock pushrods began to eat themselves at the rocker end. The pushrods began to erode at the oil hole and gradually grow until most of the tip had disapeared. This was the case with the non-rotating one, replaced all pushrods with new Manley...
by abi
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

I will follow this advice and inspect lifter face and lobe, if lobe looks good I will install the two new lifters and verify rotation on the starter, if all good will reassemble the intake and go from there. If I have to remove the cam then the job will involve dropping the gearbox and then removing...
by abi
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

After the break-in I removed the valve covers and started the engine and set it to idle, I had marked the pushrods with a sharpie pen and watched them while the engine idled, some rotated nice, some rotated slow and one sat in the same spot the whole time.
by abi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

I'm very concerned about the non spinning lifter lobe, but it does only have 200 miles on it. Any tips on a fix not needing cam removal? New lifter with plenty of crown on the face? Any other ideas? The oil from the other lifter is like a hose out of the engine bay and onto the ground two feet away ...
by abi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

ok, good to know, does that mean the metering disc under the pushrod cup is unseated or damaged?
I am thinking of lifting the intake manifold to replace one lifter which is not rotating, should i replace this over oiling one at the same time?
by abi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

One hydraulic lifter flowing way too much oil, can it be fixed?

Hi all, I have the valve covers off my small block chevy for maintenance and noticed one rocker firing a column of oil out over the front gaurd and onto the ground while all other rockers flow oil as per normal. What is causing this and can it be fixed by adjusting preload etc or do i need to remove...
by abi
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: So the pertronix ignitor 3 cant be static timed?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: So the pertronix ignitor 3 cant be static timed?

OK I've done this and will see how it goes later this week, thanks geoff2.
by abi
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: So the pertronix ignitor 3 cant be static timed?
Replies: 8
Views: 599

So the pertronix ignitor 3 cant be static timed?

Reading the pertromix site only the ignitor 1 can be static timed, the 2 and 3 cant.
I'd like my fresh flat tappet rebuild to light off straight away, any advice or tips on how to get the timing good enough for the 30 mins at 2500RPM run time?
Thanks in advance
Adrian
by abi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pre 1974 Delco distributor and the sawdust packing
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Pre 1974 Delco distributor and the sawdust packing

Thanks for the replies, felt is looking like the winner
by abi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Pre 1974 Delco distributor and the sawdust packing
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Pre 1974 Delco distributor and the sawdust packing

Hi all, I am building up a distributor and want to know what to replace the factory fitted sawdust packing which is above the top bushing I have seen others pack this cavity with grease but I feel something else might be more suitable. i dont really want to reuse the sawdust if possible. Any advice ...
by abi
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?

thanks for the recommendations F-bird
by abi
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?

I have everything except the cam. Just to confirm I have 2 different manifolds to choose from - Performer RPM Qjet, this looks like the one I will use as it has nice looking runners and plenum. The other manifold I can use is an iron z28 GM manifold with both square and spread bolt patterns,I think ...
by abi
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?

The heads are 462 double humps with 202 and 1.6 valves, bowl blend, slimmed down guide bosses and opened up around the turn.
by abi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: 270 magnum flat tappet idle speed and vacuum thoughts?

Thanks Travis and 68. Sorry yes 50 deg overlap, i'll try to fix previous post.