So got it running


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cptkill21
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So got it running

Post by cptkill21 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:28 pm



Yeah got the timing all back together and turned it on and here's what i'm hearing.

I'm not sure if the carbs are just flooded or if I have my timing off still. Any insight based off the sound in the video?






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Re: So got it running

Post by froche » Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm

i know you didn't do valves but it sure sounds like valves... check the oil?

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Re: So got it running

Post by cptkill21 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm

froche wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm
i know you didn't do valves but it sure sounds like valves... check the oil?
Low on oil maybe?

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Re: So got it running

Post by Maz » Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 am

It sounds like it's only firing on 2 or 3 cylinders. Even the best 4 cylinder 'wing motor sounds like it's about to self destruct if not running on all 4.
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Re: So got it running

Post by DenverWinger » Fri May 18, 2018 9:17 pm

A cam 180* out? That would make the front two cylinders fire at the same time and the rear two 180* (crankshaft rotation) later followed by 360* crank rotation with no power strokes at all. It would lope like a Harley, but would still be running on 4 cylinders.
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Re: So got it running

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat May 19, 2018 12:11 am

Sure sounds like no oil pressure to the valve lifters to properly work the valves. Did you do any other work to the engine at the same time you replaced the timing belts? Are you ABSOLUTELY sure the timing belts are timed right? Drain the oil and forget to fill the crankcase? Head gaskets and forget to reinstall the oil orifice behind the head? That doesn't sound like carbs at all.
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