Engine all back together, with new chains and tensioners. I have used the big white book and followed the process of pegging the crank and cam and refitting the can chain wheel using the vernier on the top wheel.
i have turned the engine over a few revolutions and it is all free as would be...
Looking at the rounded ends on the cam wheel lock nuts, it has been off before. Also the majority of tappet clearances were around 20 thou, which would not have helped performance.
Still, I now have the opportunity to put all that right.
when I mic’d the shims, the smallest was 400 thou.
How can that happen?
if the cam and crank are pegged the top and bottom chain drive wheels are fixed.
is there a position that the middle chain wheel needs to be in?
i know the auxiliary drive shaft is splined and at some point must have a relationship with the distributor drive dog, but in...
Yes I was turning the engine in the right direction
the car has not run since I had it, or for the past 26 years.
no piston damage and no valve damage.
it will be interesting to see how it pans out after the rebuild.
i will be fitting new chains and potential the middle chain wheel.
Sorry to jump on this thread, but I too am in the process of rebuilding my TC engine. However, when removing the cam, locked in position with no.1 exhaust valve fully open, the EP Mark was some 35mm away from the pointer.
there was no way this lined up.
any views please?
i was turning the...