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Sat May 19, 2018 6:05 pm
5/19.................New Battery installed, reman starter installed. RECHECK and route spark plug firing order correctly. RUNNING!!!. Ran @ 2k for 20 mins. for camshaft break in ( In the Camshaft instructions) TIMING IS VERY CLOSE, Oil drain for the break in oil. Leak @ oil sender area, gonna plumb in the gauge there. Re Adjust Lifters, they are slightly clattery. Gonna eat now, let this baby cool down some. Wife getting healed finally!! Grateful
Good for you. Congratulations! Add torquing the intake and exhaust nuts after a couple of heat/cool cycles.
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Found the last pesky oil drip, a loose pipe plug just to the right and down from the oil cooler. Can only surmise increased oil pressure pushing past the threads. Used a NEW plug, chased the threads, applied red Loctite, let dry 24 hours, test start successful. Have to Bolt plenum and related back up, test drive imminent. The good thing about this drip was the confirmation of oil pressure. About 15 minutes total run time so far, got to break in the cam/lifters in the recommended manner anyhow. Had a Motorcycle trade deal to do, repair of the wife's 4x4 also. A widow I know laid a 70 Triumph 650 Tiger Chopper project in my lap. If you thought VW had some weird engineering, wait till you checkout a British 650 twin cylinder.
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wild man smith wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:29 pm
A widow I know laid a 70 Triumph 650 Tiger Chopper project in my lap. If you thought VW had some weird engineering, wait till you checkout a British 650 twin cylinder.
ummm.. pic's please! Although would probably post in gen. chat. I have a '76 shovel hardtail project sitting in my garage...umm it's air cooled right, so forum appropriate.
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FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
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