Saturday, March 20, 2010

Still not what I wanted!

For the technically minded - here's the engine at tdc and showing the lobes of the camshaft "up and away" from number one inlet valves meaning that they are fully closed. At the same time the rotor arm (which can't be seen) is pointing at number one plug lead in the distributor cap.

This all is correct for the plug leads being set up correctly with the right firing order.

The timing has been set statically at 10 degress BTDC which is the standard setting and the cam timing marks are in line with the standard position (co-incidentally after timing the cam in with the protractor). This is where it was before all the work on the timing chain etc and the car ran well other than the large amount of rattling going on!

So, all in all, the engine should run - it's back where it was but with a new timing chain and tensioner but it certainly just does not want to know.

Thinking caps on and maybe some new points, fresh fuel and some East Start next I reckon.

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