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Brosky
05-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Erik called me late this afternoon and said he was pushing the car outside to start it and wanted to know if I could come over. So off I go and with much anticipation, it started on the first crank. (That even surprise me and I did feel the block to see if he cheated!)

So after a few slight coolant leaks at the hoses and a 20+ minute run between 2,000-2,500RPM, it's now back in the air draining the oil for the night. New oil and filter tomorrow, the usual futzing with the carb alignment, timing and idle tweaking and off we go tomorrow night.

First impressions:

1. All old clutch noise is gone and I had a new clutch assembly in there???

2. The engine is flat smooth at 750-800 RPMS. I attribute that to the complete balancing.

3. The engine revs very quickly and I mean very quickly. Just a blip of the throttle and it's a 4,000+. Now that's in neutral, so I'm a realist, but I think that I'm gonna like this cam.

These are the start up pictures of temp and oil pressure, then after warm up. A/F meter is rich with about 1/4 choke on during warm up.

All in all, happy so far. Test ride tomorrow night will tell the tale.

jackag91
05-07-2008, 06:22 PM
what is the 11.87 readout for?

Brosky
05-07-2008, 06:38 PM
Air Fuel ratio meter reading.

AltaKnight
05-07-2008, 06:41 PM
Air/Fuel ratio

poolboy
05-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Paul! Have you seen these?
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RonMacPherson
05-07-2008, 07:20 PM
Congratulations.

That is more than just FAT, that's obscenely obese. Maximum power is 12.5, anything richer than that and I would worry about washing the cylinder walls.

Number_6
05-07-2008, 07:35 PM
One word Paul: "AWESOME!" :thumbsup:

tomshobby
05-07-2008, 07:39 PM
Show a guy up! I had to reset my dizzy and it did not start until the second try.

Brosky
05-07-2008, 07:54 PM
Ron,

Remember the choke was on between 1/4 to 1/2 and it was during warm up. Back out to 13.5 at idle, warmed up with choke off, but not run long enough to really set things up. All we did was run about 22 minutes for the cam break in.

That will all come tomorrow.

Brosky
05-07-2008, 08:02 PM
PB,

That's the guy who did the rebuilding and billet polishing of my wiper motor two years ago. See how one thing leads to another? From a shiny wiper motor to this project!!

I can't use the carb caps. With the tri-carbs, there is not enough clearance to get the front on and the middle may be too close as well.

As for that little honey on the master cylinder, well, ya never know.......

Number_6
05-07-2008, 08:44 PM
Paul! Have you seen these?
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Hey, Paul, check this if you hadn't gone with the eletric fan:

Red TR6 Fan (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TR6-RED-ENGINE-FAN-13-BLADES-GOOD-CONDITION-LQQQKKKKKKK_W0QQitemZ180240331654QQihZ008QQcategor yZ33600QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Match's your engine!

Brosky
05-07-2008, 08:49 PM
I have a few fans, but no bling for them.

Sorry Rich, I've gone total electric now. Just a basic black puller fan.

DrEntropy
05-07-2008, 09:43 PM
Stunning.
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<span style="color: #FF0000">LET TH' TWEAKIN' COMMENCE!</span></span>

pa297pass
05-07-2008, 09:55 PM
Congratulations Paul! That's AWESOME!

Can't wait to hear about how that beauty performs!

Matt

2wrench
05-07-2008, 11:39 PM
I'm happy for ya and wish I had mine running too.
Would be cool to hear a sound byte.

RonMacPherson
05-08-2008, 12:07 AM
Good, then I won't share my concern of preliminary accelerated wear. Geeze wish I could hear it. Bet it's got one sweeeet sound.


You gonna do a you tube so you can share it with the Tinster?(and all the rest of us)

Trick6
05-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Paul
Tell me about the AF gauge. I just had a bung welded into my header so I am looking for a wideband unit. I am looking at the JAW unit. What is yours? https://www.14point7.com/JAW/JAW.htm

Brosky
05-09-2008, 08:10 AM
Al,

That looks like a good kit. The key to this is getting heated wideband unit and the ability to connect to a laptop for data transfer, IF you so choose. There are many on the market now, as apposed to last year when I bought mine.

IF I was doing this over, I would have had a dash board made for an extra round gauge and bought the new (Moss?) unit that would fit right in the dash. I know that there are several of these on the market now.

I currently have an NGK and it's just fine, but as always, the newer ones are better for size, etc. Output, with the wideband AND preheated sensor (important) are the same.

https://www.ngksparkplugs.com/products/air-fuel/index.asp