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Thanks Bill ....Those cylinders needed a lot of scrubbing to get rid machining grit. Got the rods installed on the new pistons and replaced the Goetze rings with Hastings. All piston rod assemblies within a gram, manual calls for 4 grams max deviation.
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Epoxy painted studs done. Wait a week or two before assembling.
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Ready to assemble with new valves, might as well not that they were bad.
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Just to show how Lodge look in the combustion chamber vs Bosch W7DTC and Eyquem RFC 58 LS3.
I've used Lodge, but the others work.
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Of course the size you need is not the one you have.....bought 8 new ones!
 
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Valves adjusted, got them at 19 and 21 so I put the head aside and started to assemble the bottom end.
Std bearing shells, GOETZE brand, thrust bearings and the cigarette seals with a dab of silicone in the corners of the rear cap.
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Torqued to 35 ft-lbs. Spins freely
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Cylinders in and pistons installed today.
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Took me 3hrs to install the pistons. Slow process.
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I'm in awe of you guys that have the skills to take on these rebuilds! I just love watching and learning.
 

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Thanks....It's just the tip of the iceberg, you don't see is all the work behind the scene.
 

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Installing front cover, averted disaster with correct gasket. Two different oil passage way locations, wrong gasket will cover it.
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Don't forget the oil slinger.
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A little elboew grease applied to the sump.
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I've been reading a lot about oil pump failures recently. I assume you have checked yours spins happily after being installed :)

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Thanks for the tip, yep made sure it spins freely. Took it and the by pass apart and it was v clean inside. I think the failure point is probably the roll pin for the drive gear. Didn't do anything with it though.
 
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Can you spot the two anomalies in this picture. One is subtle and the other one is obvious !
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What rotor is that?
To check the oil pump fit, install with bolts just less than snug. Turn over a couple times. Tighten bolts a bit. Stick big screwdriver into oil pump drive dog, where dist drive fits. Can you turn it a bit, just a bit of gear backlash? If so, good, tighten down bolts. If no backlash wiggle and try again.
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Andrew, exactly what i did. Finger tight, turn it a few, tighten some more , repeat. Have not checked for backlash though, good tip! Thanks.
Oh yeah, the rotor is easy, but what else??? Hint; its related.
The rotor is a poor mans rev limiter.
It is marked 6500. Centrifugal force grounds the spark.
Early Porsche 930 turbo rotor,
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Points replaced?

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Yeah but that's not it...very warm!
 

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1300 water pump pulley?
Those rev-limiter rotors are genius. Have had a few on German cars.
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