The flathead 230 in my ambulance has sticky tappets or valves, not sure which or maybe it's both and it's pretty noisy. This is why I am...
I take it you rotated the engine and watched it open but not necessarily close as it should or didn't close smoothly?
It would have to be making minimal contact when the cam rotated to the exhaust stroke. Maybe you wouldn't hear it but it would have to be right...
Definitely cool. Rear axle placement doesn't look right though. :confused:
Bad plug wire? Heat related? After a certain bit of time starts breaking down?
This lack of noise doesn't seem logical. At some point the cam lobe and the tappet would have to be hammering away. Are you sure it's just not...
As far as oiling I honestly don't remember that part.
How about adjustment? Are you sure the clearance is enough? If that exhaust valve was sticking open the engine should run pretty crappy and I...
Yep, I do remember that thread. You must have verified that they freely moved up and down if you were able to lube them. Have you verified the...
What is the overall condition of the engine? What do you think caused the tappet to stick?
Hmmmm, better.....as in not as bad? :D
Definitely! At least confirm the early aspect of it.
I had a new '69 CJ5 with an F-head and single stick t-case. Not sure if that answers your question. Was a 3 speed so had to have been a T-90.
I think a plan has been hatched.
That's a good combination right there. Pretty much a best of both worlds setup.
Exactly! And for comparison I drove from central Florida to Rocky Ford, Colorado in 48 hours to get my military ambulance (M43). :D
You could probably buy all of the stock/original type parts and then modify them to fit with everything that you have access to.
I agree Mickey! :coffee: That's why being very familiar with the terrain is always best. :D
Not that I'm aware of personally, I've never had the protectors on mine.
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