Thanks both of you. I have no idea why I changed my question from side to side to front and back. Yes, of course it points both towards the gas flow along with the smaller valve cut out that was mentioned in the other thread Simon pointed (no pun intended) me to.
I'm sure I'm the only one who does this...but it really upsets me when the answer is so incredibly obvious.
Biba, for a moment there, I was going to recommend you twist the rods 90 degrees to get those pistons to fit with the arrow pointing forward! But I can't make fun. If I did, you'd just get me back some time on a discussion of bodywork!
Many moons ago, I when I did my first full rebuild on a Sud engine, I did it it with piston arrows pointed towards the gas flow... Works with a conventional IL engine to think this way, but not with a 4 OP engine. It had really bad piston slap rattle when cold. The arrows are meant to point in the direction of the crank rotation to cope with the offset gudgeon pins. Therefore, the right hand bank had the pistons in back to front. Once I got the logic into my head: no more dramas!
Cleaning out the garage and found a tub with some camshafts - some with stampings and markings and some not. I have done some quick measurements and have listed what I think the lift is next to the cam.
Keep in mind, very quick measurements.
I have looked through old Shankle, Alfa...
I've got a 1978 spider with 125k miles on it and no reason to believe her engine has been overhauled in her life. My mechanic, an Alfa Romeo expert straight from Italy, told me the car is "leaking oil from everywhere" - being a foolish man who finally learned engine compartments are supposed to...
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