Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

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Re: Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

Postby Bud719 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:10 pm

Yes, I am amazed! In about 20 minutes, Fastjeff had her running like a scalded dog. Having determined that it was 180 deg out, after getting the engine close to TDC, Jeff rewired the cap (from memory), and lifted just the rotating shaft of the distributor, moved that 180 Degrees, and dropped it back into the slot.

First turn over, it fired, and about the third turn over it ran beautifully. After it heated up, and a small distributor adjustment by ear, it's running like a clock!

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Thanks Jeff!

Bud

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Re: Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:15 am

Thanks for the praise, but you're not out of the woods yet. We fired her up on an outboard tank and, when we switched over to the starboard tank, she started missing and died a few minutes later, even though Bud had throttled her up. The 'White Gook' strikes again

Damn 'evil-nol' and the politicians who stuck us with that crap. Bud will have to get the tanks pumped out and replaced with fresh gas. I can help with that, having lots of electric pumps (don't ask!) and a few 5 gallon containers. There's at least 15 to 20 gallons in there that will have to come out. Let me know, Bub.

Jeff
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Re: Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

Postby Bud719 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:15 pm

Yes, sadly. I tried to add about 10 gallons of hi-test, and blue stuff ( name escapes me - normal gas additive) that was not helpful... SO I asked the yard to have someone pump out the tanks , and add new gas if they can. I am hoping they can do it this week while I am gone...we ‘ll see.

I know I previously put engine store in but I don’t know how many times, and that gas has been in there 2+ years.

Anyway, it’s a pain. When you have a problem or a long job, you may not know how long it will be laid up . Putting the gas maintenance on your list early certainly is a good idea.

Bud

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Re: Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

Postby Bud719 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:17 pm

In case you are wondering, Jeff and I used a fresh 5 gallon supply to get the engine running.

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Re: Findinging TDC and setting Distrib on rebuilt Engine

Postby Fastjeff » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:34 am

Bud: How about an update?

Jeff
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