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Tinster
11-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the tips and hints on how to adjust valves
on my '69TR6.

I used a little bit of everyone's advice. Kentvillehound
posted a link to Macy's garage that did the trick for me.
It made so much sense I used the single cylinder at a time
method of rocker arm adjustment. Macy's article make a lot
of sense.

I was quite a bit off on a few using the Bentley method.

Anyway- Amos started instantly on the very first push of
the remote started button. Settled into a steady 900 RPM
warm idle.

Here is a video clip of my latest rocker arms effort. Any
obvious bad sounds or bad visuals. I'd like to put the
valve cover back on and drive it. Timing set at 10* advance.
Rockers set at .010" (I feel just a slight resistance to pull)

Are we done here?

Best regards,

dale(tinster)


https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/th_Finalrockerarms.jpg (https://s134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/?action=view&current=Finalrockerarms.flv)

startech47
11-29-2009, 05:43 PM
Sounds better than when he came from the factory. I believe you are ready to install a valve cover.

Brosky
11-29-2009, 06:03 PM
I'd put the cover on and head for the mountains.

Good job!!!

bgbassplyr
11-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Turkey done! Tasty, too.

trrdster2000
11-29-2009, 06:26 PM
As all us NASCAR guys say "Fire that sucker up" and get on with the trip.

Wayne

TRDejaVu
11-29-2009, 06:46 PM
As all us NASCAR guys say "Fire that sucker up" and get on with the trip Does your TR6 turn right?

kodanja
11-29-2009, 07:04 PM
I think the Turkey should get some rest and put the valve cover back on then take it for a nice long ride'


Enjoy Turkster'

MDCanaday
11-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Its not done till you get the roller rockers(good for at least 15hp)...
MD(mad dog)

DrEntropy
11-29-2009, 07:35 PM
That's not a good idea to introduce here just now, MD.

...let's hear the thing went for a good long romp without losing thrust bearings or had a frammis valve failure before suggestin' any over-tech options, mmmmkay?!?!

:devilgrin: :jester:

Tinster
11-29-2009, 08:04 PM
That's not a good idea to introduce here just now, MD.

...let's hear the thing went for a good long romp without losing thrust bearings or had a frammis valve failure before suggestin' any over-tech options, mmmmkay?!?!

:devilgrin: :jester:


<span style="color: #660000">Brand new crank thrust bearings Doc,
less than 600 miles on them. Front end float is .007"
They are a non-worry for the worrywart!! :lol:
Roller rockers will never be fundable.
I happy my car runs.

best regards,

Dale(Tinster)</span>

Number_6
11-29-2009, 09:30 PM
That engine sounds great Dale, I think you've got it nailed! I'm hoping that it's all set now and you can really start to drive and enjoy it. You've stuck to it, put a lot of hard work into it and deserve to have a great time with it! Go out and have some fun! :banana:

19_again
11-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Doc, as you well know the frammis valve CANNOT fail unless he forgot to install his T angle extender.

TR3driver
11-30-2009, 03:05 AM
Doc, as you well know the frammis valve CANNOT fail unless he forgot to install his T angle extender. Or the crankshaft was installed upside down.

Andrew Mace
11-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Doc, as you well know the frammis valve CANNOT fail unless he forgot to install his T angle extender. Or the crankshaft was installed upside down. ...after which you have to change the plug leads, since the engine will now run backwards.... :devilgrin:

Tinster
11-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Doc, as you well know the frammis valve CANNOT fail unless he forgot to install his T angle extender. Or the crankshaft was installed upside down. ...after which you have to change the plug leads, since the engine will now run backwards.... :devilgrin:



Andy- you are pretty close. I DID change the dizzy cap lead
wires by rotating all of them 60* clockwise. The car runs
much better with this arrangement and is easier to start.

Thanks for the tip on the plug leads. I'm one step ahead of
you on this one!!

I recently replaced the crank thrust bearings at the front of
the engine so I know they are good. But WOW!! What a
difficult task! Moss Motors also shows crank bearings at the
rear of the engine. Should I check them out as well? My new
endfloat is .007"

Best regards,

dale(Tinster)

Brosky
11-30-2009, 07:33 PM
I thought that it was button down and drive time? With .007" float, I'd be driving that bad boy more and worrying about the thrusts less.

TOC
11-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Are you talking about the shims behind the timing chain gear on the crank as "thrusts"?

The thrusts are on the rear crank main....Lord knows I've picked enough out of oil pans.

https://www.victoriabritish.com/icatalog/t6/full.aspx?Page=59

bgbassplyr
11-30-2009, 10:16 PM
Are you talking about the shims behind the timing chain gear on the crank as "thrusts"?

The thrusts are on the rear crank main....Lord knows I've picked enough out of oil pans.

https://www.victoriabritish.com/icatalog/t6/full.aspx?Page=59

:iagree:

startech47
12-01-2009, 06:53 AM
Legs appropriately pulled. Drive it like you stole it Tinster.

NickMorgan
12-02-2009, 02:31 PM
Having got Amos to this stage, I think that you should now move on to the advanced Triumph maintenance regime. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

kodanja
12-02-2009, 02:36 PM
I agree just drive it'

Dont worry something Will break'