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Old 01-06-2019, 02:05 PM
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Tapered head pipe use tapered gaskets. Flat head pipe use flat gaskets.

Have seen the tapered gaskets used either way.


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Opps as mentioned by megawatt
 

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So far all sounds good, Omaha... As for the gaskets. It all depends on your head pipe..
 
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Been dumb busy the last few days, so slow going. Got this far last night. So far, so good.

 
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Nice, looking good.....

And don't forget a sound clip.....
 
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Right now, I'm letting my imagination get the better of me. I only checked the alignment of the pinion-cam-breather gears about 17 times before I bolted on the cam chest cover, but I still have this urge to pull it apart and check on more time.

Since I still have the primary cover off, I can put a socket on the compensator nut and turn the motor over. Been doing that at each step. So far, nice and smooth, although I haven't spun up the rear pushrods yet and haven't turned it over with the rockers on. I guess that's the real test.

Here's a question: After I get the front rockers on, would it be worthwhile to use an electric drill on that comp nut to spin the motor until I see engine oil coming up the pushrods?
 
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Here's a question: After I get the front rockers on, would it be worthwhile to use an electric drill on that comp nut to spin the motor until I see engine oil coming up the pushrods?
You have a built-in electric starter motor to do that....
 

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I did that, but not with a drill. Of course, I didn't have pistons or cylinders installed so I just manually moved the rods up and down until I seen the lifters fill up.

If you have an oil can with a pump trigger you can fill them that way as well.
 
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I wouldn't. First step is to get the pushrods set.. then just spin the motor over by hand on the sprocket nut. I was actually able to spin mine fast enough by hand to get oil pressure to read 8 psi on my gauge. One you confirm proper pushrods adjustment by spinning over by hand then use the starter.. That's what it's for.. no plugs and 30 seconds should do it..
 
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Some of the pros advocate filling pushrod tubes with oil...
 
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Originally Posted by grbrown View Post
You have a built-in electric starter motor to do that....
Indeed!


I temporarily hooked up the old battery, but it's getting tired and my charger is over at my father in law's shed. Need to go get that and juice that thing up. I can't afford to run down my fancy new battery, since I don't have an external charger for it.

Here's a question: I can't remember if the positive cable ran over or under the starter motor. I ran it over for now. Can't see how it would matter much either way, but would appreciate if someone could tell me how theirs is set up.


 

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