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2 days ago
KenHenry
Well, I'm running Ken's kit so can fill in a few details. It is indeed 2.85L and the pistons weigh in at 470g. I share the sentiment that stock rods look a little thin after opening for the V6 pins, so upgraded to the aftermarket rods with more material on the short end. I do not rev above 6000rpm but there wouldn't be much point with the CA Corvairs 270* camshaft I'm running.
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2 days ago
KenHenry
Ken, I searched but couldn’t find any internal construction details. If you give me a rough idea of what you did I can fabricate something. Richard, the valve is oriented correctly and pulling plenty of air, plus *some* oil, enough to gunk up the back of the intake valves in a little over 1000 miles. I have not measured flow (and can’t until everything is reassembled), but crankcase fumes don’
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3 days ago
KenHenry
Thanks everyone. Steve: the intent of the moving fresh air inlet to the oil fill was so that during cruise conditions, fresh air would enter there, circulate through the crankcase, and exit through the PCV valve on its way to the combustion chambers. I reasoned this would clean up the engine but instead it just left me with oily carbon deposits in the combustion chambers LOL! I'll just go ba
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3 days ago
KenHenry
I have the heads removed from my recently rebuilt engine and it looks like I am drawing excessive oil into the combustion chambers, probably through my DIY PCV system. The PCV valve is seated in the stock coupling on the right side of the sheet metal top cover (maybe too close to the oil storm inside the crankcase??) and "venting" is through a hose running from the oil fill tube to the
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4 days ago
KenHenry
Ok, just PM me if you end up needing a CAD model.
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4 days ago
KenHenry
I can make a model but would need a high resolution scan of the part to trace. I have done this using a regular flat bed scanner on my printer… Ken Edit: if you posted above is a trace, I could use that. You would just need to find a way to get it to me without changing the dimensions
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6 days ago
KenHenry
I'm glad it seems to have quieted down. What was the reason you adjusted it running after already setting everything one half turn past zero lash not running? Ken
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7 days ago
KenHenry
Excellent information, thanks!!
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7 days ago
KenHenry
Thanks for clarifying what it is, Marco and NMCarNut
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7 days ago
KenHenry
Too bad Paul, I will be visiting my dad in CT July 2-6 and could pay w cash/pick up w out shipping. Send me a PM if there is some way… Do we know yet if this fits a 65 non tele column? I think I see rivets (??) but am unsure what that means after reading Seth’s post. Ken
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8 days ago
KenHenry
Me too, I’m looking for a wood wheel for my 65 (non tele) as you know. Unfortunately I lack experience to assign a value… Ken
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8 days ago
KenHenry
Crankshaft degrees
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8 days ago
KenHenry
Thanks Kevin, Jim. Jim, the CC-270 has similar lift/duration/overlap to the Isky 270, but 4* advance built into the profile. I found it to be true to the cam card but 4* more advanced than advertised, possibly due to no fault of the cam. I considered retarding it w an offset key but was tired of spending money and reasoned extra low end might be nice . Read all about it here: Given the sam
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9 days ago
KenHenry
Thanks Bob & Ken
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9 days ago
KenHenry
All is can say is that the engine is not running any hotter based on my gauge. That said a heat shield might be prudent
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9 days ago
KenHenry
Nice! So he made a big single for your 140hp? I copied the basic plan from info posted on here by Al Lacki, just added the cat. Looking forward to the full report !! best, Ken
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9 days ago
KenHenry
Wow, that looks amazing! 1. How’s it smell? 2. How’s it sounds? Very clean install
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9 days ago
KenHenry
I have a CA Corvairs 270 cam w 0.441" lift that runs great but just broke a valve spring. It was an intake valve so the valve stem seal was also destroyed in the process. These have the flat inner spring which I believe is the stock style... I have a set of Isky 4005 springs/retainers ordered and am curious what height/pressure I should install them at? I see 115# at 1.687 mentioned in th
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10 days ago
KenHenry
Wow, amazing!! 140hp or turbo? The body looks great. Did you have to restore the engine/mechanics as well? Ken
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12 days ago
KenHenry
Mine is plug welded to the underlying body panel lip. Those little tacks are just anchoring it to the flimsy dash.
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12 days ago
KenHenry
Clark's panel relieved to fit opening (note welded up areas along the lip over the dashboard) and installed. I used a waterproof filler over the welds (USC All-Metal) and lightweight filler over that. SAM_1460 by kenhenry_06268, on Flickr SAM_1459 by kenhenry_06268, on Flickr
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12 days ago
KenHenry
Hi George, no, just a random purchase that looked "OK" and was hiding 10x more work than I anticipated. Fortunately I enjoy working on it and can afford to keep up with costs at the fairly slow rate of progress I've been making! Good luck and keep us posted on progress. It may not be too bad after wire wheeling out all of the loose material. Be sure to a wear a good mask as lead i
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12 days ago
KenHenry
The choke pull offs (plastic cans) should go to the horizontal ports on the carburetors. The distributor vacuum advance goes to vertical port on the pass carb. You have a driver side head on the passenger side. The large ports on the carb pads should both point forward (front of car) and be joined w a balance tube. I think a plug can be knocked and the port moved though I have not done it before.
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12 days ago
KenHenry
Looking back at the work I did, I extended the patch into the fender slightly on the driver side. I think corrosion tends to spread under the lead in that area. No need for a parts car, most will have some damage in there and sheet metal cut to shape will work. I also found that I had to make some relief cuts in the Clark’s panel to fit the body contour and windshield properly. This album will sh
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13 days ago
KenHenry
Hmm, it does look problematic. How are you planning to attach the panel without welding? If you really want to fix it (I’m not sure it’s a good idea; how is the rest of the car?) the first step is to wire wheel and grind away all the loose material from prior failed repairs and any factory lead left in the seams.
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14 days ago
KenHenry
That looks awesome!! Nice color choice
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14 days ago
KenHenry
That looks to be the vapor vent seal (Fig. 7). Ken
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15 days ago
KenHenry
Thanks! Here's my PCV setup. It uses a 93-2001 Lexus GS300 3L PCV valve and uses a fresh air inlet from the air cleaner to the oil fill tube. I was initially getting some oil spray up the tube and into the air cleaner (pre rebuild, lots of blow by) which was corrected with a small baffle inside the alternator/oil filter adapter. Now the only issue is I need to pull the PCV valve out of the b
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15 days ago
KenHenry
I'm not sure what you mean by deck surface? The quench pad of the combustion chamber? I was told that 0.060" was removed from my stock 140hp heads to remove the gasket step between the quench pad and the gasket seating surface. Ken
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18 days ago
KenHenry
Part number 2000125 is what I used. $82 and not for sale in CA unfortunately. Ken
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