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post #106 of 113 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 11:04 AM
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Can anyone tell me where I can get a new copper washer for the overheat warning sensor? Mine is leaking slightly.

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Most NAPA auto stores have them. An aluminum washer will work too.


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Thanks I'll check NAPA!

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Engine rotation to find master link?

I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread!

I have the cam cover off and am ready to take out the master link from the timing chain, but I am unable to rotate the engine. I've tried using the fan and even the power steering pump, but the belts slip instead of turning the engine. I checked that the car is in neutral and have the spark plugs removed. What am I missing? I'd rather not use the started to rotate the engine, but I'm out of other ideas.

Also, I checked the compression prior to opening up the engine to see about needing a valve job in addition to the head gasket. My numbers were all 130 lbs. (128-131). Is this a valid test for a cold engine, and are these number indicative of reasonably good valves?
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Did you pull the spark plugs? Is is out of gear?


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I am unable to rotate the engine....I checked that the car is in neutral and have the spark plugs removed
put the car in 4th gear and push it forward (if it is not up against the garage wall!) otherwise maybe try getting a big socket and breaker bar onto the crank pulley.
With plugs out it should turn fairly easily.

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Also, I checked the compression....My numbers were all 130 lbs. (128-131). Is this a valid test for a cold engine,?...
Compression needs to be done hot and 'WOT' (wide open throttle) to give a proper indication. Cold readings can be all over the shop.

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This string has my name all over it 😩... other than read carburator where it says injection, is there anything to be note for the same on 1975 nord engine???

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I helped my cousin rebuild his Sunbeam Alpine in Memphis during the winter and when we tried to crank it the starter couldn't turn it over. New mains and rods and super cold oil was the problem. We solved it by towing and dropping the clutch in second gear. The motor fired up and ran for years thereafter. It just needed a little persuasion. If you are sure there are no mechanical bits inside the motor getting in the way you can try the tow and clutch dump. No warranties expressed or implied.

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