|Today 05:40 PM|
Busy day today...
Took the truck over to the shop to take a quick look for the oil leak. The driver side of the block has an oily sheen, and there are drips on the starter bolts on the other side. Both heads are dry and clean, as is the oil pressure sender itself. I'm thinking that leaves the back of the intake itself at the china wall, or the 90° fitting for the oil pressure sender. I need to get one of those mirror-on-a-stick things to get a better look.
I also cleaned and polished all of the aluminum inside window trim for the camper. Installing the trim was a pain, but it's done. I removed all of the too-small curtains and installed some larger temporary curtains to get ready for our next camping trip. Finished up as the sun was setting.
|Today 03:56 PM|
You're right about the wrong oil (not enough ZDDP) being a factor, but also when dealing with big lift and higher spring pressures and it sitting for 8-10 months at a time the lobes tend to get a little surface rust and that could be enough to cause excessive wear too. It wasn't until this time I did the research about the cam break-in that I seen where my problems started. Here is a list of the problems I've had with each cam.
Cam 1)(Hyd.) Wrong oil and # 5 Exhaust lifter blew it's bottom off and held
the valve open and it tagged the piston and broke the bottom of
the guide off and broke the valve spring. Replaced lifters with
aftermarket stock, new spring that matched others, and new valve.
Stock type lifters didn't handle the spring pressure and destroyed
the lobes (didn't know this at the time ).
Cam 2)(Hyd.) Used cam from a friend and more stock aftermarket lifters
(still didn't know ), wrong oil and no break-in.
Cam 3)(Mech.) Wrong oil, no break-in, stock aftermarket solid lifters
(still didn't know ), and sitting too long between start-ups.
I did a lot of research this time before even thinking about changing cams again. I too wouldn't have thought the long sitting would've been a factor or stock type lifters would have been a problem either, but all of it added up to having cam issues.
Also I need to correct my original post.
It wasn't #4 it was #8. Brain fart!
|Today 11:05 AM|
It may well be a poor break in, but might also be the wrong oil. I use either Brad Penn, or Valvoline Racing Oil in all my engines, as both have the proper ingredients for flat tappet cams.
|Yesterday 11:27 PM|
free passes to the most boring car show ever. Sac auto show. When I got into the Suburu BRZ I dreamt of no kids and no wife and just riding off in the sunset, then I woke up.
Today I finally told this old man a thing about respect. He's such a hater. Let me start with this, I ask him if he needed to move a car out before I moved mine in, he said no. I moved my suv in. 10 minutes later he wants me to back it up. I get in, he goes behind the suv and moves a door on a stand and just stands there, keep in mind the engine is running. So as he's standing there I take that as a sign that it's clear to start backing up slowly of course. I back up and can't see the skin sitting on a box and knock it over. He says stop as it's hitting. My first instinct is to be mad at myself even though I can't see it and he was supposed to be my eyes. He then starts huffing and QUICKLY I interrupted him and said, "what the hell, you're supposed to have my back. What the hell is wrong with you?" I said that cause he does little things like that to piss me off, and when you add them up it's on purpose. I ask him to help me with a rear hatch and the bolts are sitting right up top, next thing you know a bolt on his side is missing. A painted one. WTH? I tear down a car and since he lies to the management and says I can't do anything he does a simple push in the trunk with a porto power, something I can do in my sleep, but since he knows I'm putting the bumper back together he glues the foam piece that gives me access to the bumper holes, he starts putting the trim back on to block off access to bumper holes. If he knows I have put togethers that have to go that day and he's parked there he will park his car blocking the roll up door. This man is a complete cry baby and completely defensive over the presence of tech that's there to get work done and not be a whiny diva.
Other than that, great Friday! Pay day.
|Yesterday 08:24 PM|
|idrivejunk||Oh thats true advice, no disputing it but who could have known? I was just prodding some brand banter because I drove the big GP this evening.|
|Yesterday 07:48 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
|Yesterday 07:42 PM|
|idrivejunk||Woops, let me get my post whoring done all at once here. Sorry. THIS was what I worked on today-|
|Yesterday 07:31 PM|
|Yesterday 07:28 PM|
I inspected the new work project 69 Chevelle today and have not seen such a clean specimen of... well... anything, really. Its amazingly un-rotten and has relatively minimal bad repairs to re-do. Only took half of one legal pad page to list my findings and that is unheard-of.
|Yesterday 07:28 PM|
Believe me, if I had that kind of money I would.
Right now I really miss driving it and the looks I get every time I open the secondaries.
|Yesterday 05:33 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
|Yesterday 05:24 PM|
This is what happens when you don't do a proper cam break-in and it sits a few months between start-ups.
The last time I ran it I noticed it started popping back through the carb and a lifter was ticking so I adjusted the # 4 exhaust valve and it still wasn't opening as much as the others.
This is the 3rd cam and lifters in it and it probably doesn't even have 10k miles on it yet.
Maybe one of these days I'll quit tearing it up so I can spend more time finishing the body and interior.
|Yesterday 04:11 PM|
|Too Many Projects||Yep, I don't see any cracked leaves but just with that chassis on there, the rubber bumper right behind the spring is almost touching the axle tube. Oh well, it will stay like that until I decide what I'm going to do with the cab/chassis swap. I didn't have any choice but to overhaul the brake system. I kinda like to stop when needed... Pretty certain its all original. The bearings and seals say "Made in USA" on them...|
|Yesterday 01:43 PM|
Those springs look like they're starting to bow the wrong way.
|10-20-2016 05:44 PM|
Great goobly goo, look at that spring pack! Wish you could get a stack of flapjacks that high. Cream puff hauler, you Chevy lovin' dawg.
I feel like Scrooge on Christmas Eve. Ghosts of the past, present, and future are around me. The Fox was awhile back, the coupe is now, and the muscle is next.
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