I have an engine that has been described as a low use, fairly .....June 12 2017 at 12:27 PM
|ford-boy (Login ford-boy)|
new rebuild. Would it be OK to pull rod/main caps and check clearance with Plastigage? ORRRR, would that not be recommended? And if not, why would that not be a good idea? The engine will be used hard, that's why I want to check clearances and crank end play.
Sure, you could.....
|June 12 2017, 12:38 PM |
but I'd pay more attention to things like timing chain tension, valve seals, recording cylinder pressure (cold, then later hot) and maybe a leak-down test before installing same.
Oh, if it's a Jasper Engines rebuild....just take it over to the nearest scrap yard and sell it as everything inside is already pure junk!
Timing chain tension
|June 12 2017, 5:37 PM |
How do you adjust the timing chain tension? I have a block that's about to be rebuilt, and it will require a line-bore - is this likely to affect the crank/cam centre-centre measurement and (as I guess it will) is that going to require some attention to the chain tension?
Is there a shorter chain/larger pulley setup available?
Yes, chain and sprocket sets...
|June 13 2017, 8:14 AM |
What I did
|June 12 2017, 12:50 PM |
in a similar situation was to test run the engine on a stand & listen to it. I thought about pulling the pan & look at a main & rod, but really if you are going to do that you may as well pull them all to have a look & maybe a fresh oil pump. I would do a compression check also.
Are you looking to buy the engine or already have it sitting on the shelf? nm
|June 12 2017, 2:58 PM |
Already have the engine and it's not a Jasper unit. nm
|June 12 2017, 3:48 PM |