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5 days ago
studevair
Corventure dave, I started the engine and ran it about 25 minutes at approx 1,800-2,000 RPMS, drove the van around the block a few times to check my clutch adjustment and engine operation, changed the oil then drove the van around town and thruway for short trips (longest trip was about 30 minutes) then last night drove the van about 120 miles mostly thruway at 60-65 mph which according to online
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6 days ago
studevair
I just installed an engine I rebuilt in my Greenbrier, it smokes badly sometimes on start up, it appears to be either grey or maybe blue smoke, seem like if it sits for a few hours after driving it smokes pretty bad in initial start up, if it sits overnight it doesn't seem to do it.I had a friend following me while driving to see if it it smoking all the time , he said only when I shafted an
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6 weeks ago
studevair
K-D tools no.2001 push rod tube removal tool
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Mine is made by K-D tools.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
One more picture, this is a straight edge on the lower valve cover rail, this is not bolted to the engine, this is just sitting on the bench, as previously mentioned after years of being bolted on the engine with the incorrectly cut middle cylinder the head has a permanent bow in it.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Richard, I you look at the other picture I posted you can see the middle cylinder of the head was milled off, I put another head I had on the engine and everything lined up as it should, it isn’t the studs...
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Jim Brandberg I feel the same way.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Not planning on repairing the heads, waiting for a quote from Ken Head on a set of 95 hp heads , this is going into a Greenbrier with 3.27 gears I wasn't having much luck finding a 95hp FC engine so I bought this engine (a WB 110hp p/g engine) so when all is said and done i'll end up with my 95hp FC engine after all
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I bought this engine as a rebuild-able engine for my Greenbrier, it was sold to me as such, I used an inspection camera to look into the cylinders and I knew it would need cylinders and pistons but I would have never guessed in a million years this would be a problem , one of the strangest things I have ever seen, who ever did the machine work ( I am guessing long ago as I could see the engine h
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6 weeks ago
studevair
This photo is a straight edge on the rocker studs not sure if it shows up in the picture but they are progressively lower going towards the center which was forcing the push rod against the guide plate
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6 weeks ago
studevair
In this picture the old cylinders are in the head and I laid a straight edge on the block end of the cylinders, this is the center cylinder you can see how far it is tilted compared to the other two.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Yes, 4 center studs were of the center 2 being the lowest, I just put my old cylinders in the and laid a straight edge against the side of the there they go into the block and I can pass a 25 thousandth feeler gauge between them because the center cylinder of the head was milled crooked so when I torque the head down it was bowing the head at the bottom center causing the rocker studs to tilt dow
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I suspect the center cylinders were milled crooked at some point so when I torque the head down it is trying to bow the center of the head in? All I know for sure is that with the 140 head every thing adjusts like is is supposed to with no binding on the guide plates, as soon as I torqued the 140 head down and layer a straight edge across the studs they were all level to one another, and I adjust
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Just an update, I bolted on a 140 head and the problem is gone, the heads must have been milled incorrectly at some point, I am waiting for a quote on a set of 95 heads from Ken Hand
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I think you are correct
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Torqued to 30 lbs, no heads don’t bottom out against cylinder fins
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I have a set of 140hp heads are the head gasket recess close enough in size for me to torque them down to my cylinders to see if I still have the problem, maybe I could verify if it is the cylinder heads that are the problem this way?
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I wish I could post pictures, when the head is torqued the 4 center rocker studs tilt down toward the oil pan , if you lay a straight edge across all 6 studs on the valve spring side of the stud the 4 center studs are about a 1/16 inch lower so it isn’t that the pushrod goes through the guide plate incorrectly, it seems more like the rocker are is too low because those 4 studs are low.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Yes, it was the same , the corner 4 valves adjust correctly so I switched them and the problem still exist on the 4 inner rockers on each bank of cylinders
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I really wanted a 95hp considering it is going into a Greenbrier with 3.27 gears, I wonder if I should try to find a set of good 1964 95hp heads and be done with this, I am almost positive something is off with the heads , I seriously doubt the new Clark’s cylinders are “off”
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I just tried to post a picture from my I phone and I cannot, I will have to try sending pictures to my computer and post them from there
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Sorry, 6356632, I am typing on my cell phone
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Yes, it is a 64 110hp FC engine, I wanted this engine for my Greenbrier I am now regretting not just buying a running car engine to rebuild ????
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Heads are 3846632
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6 weeks ago
studevair
Reinstalled head with steel head gaskets, still have this problem...
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I'll reinstall tomorrow and see what happens and post my results.
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I am almost positive I found my problem and I am embarrassed to admit it but here goes, I pulled the odd side head to start over checking things, so as I loosen the head I noticed the head studs that the rocker studs go onto seem to center in the holes in the head, I pull the head off and lay a straight edge across the cylinders to make sure they are in the block and that the block is straight,
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I used to be able to post pictures with tiny pics website but can’t anymore, what site are people using to post pictures?
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6 weeks ago
studevair
With spacers do you still use 64 head gaskets?
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6 weeks ago
studevair
I have new full fin 64 cylinders on the block already installed, the engine is completely assembled and when I was cold adjusting the valves is when I noticed this problem so I don’t want to have to buy another set of cylinders.
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