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  1. Thanks! I put this up in the tech talk as well and kpr suggested slightly more lift on the inlet at TDC. 3.86mm inlet lift is 3.45 exhaust lift and 103 degrees advanced. This is pretty close to same lift which is 105 degrees. The head has been shaved a small amount and there is more lift than standard so possibly interference now. I don’t want to find out the hard way...
  2. Thanks guys! The cam keyway is well out compared to a standard cam so the factory settings don’t work. Yeah, definitely trying not to get an interference fit with the valves... Thanks, slightly more lift on the I left at TDC sounds reasonable. 3.86mm lift on the inlet is 3.45mm lift on the exhaust as it closes and 103 degrees advanced. Is this the sort of figures your are thinking? Thanks, I had found this spreadsheet, however my cam has more lift on the inlet than the exhaust and I couldn’t find many like that. Most have the same lift, and a few have more lift on the exhaust?
  3. Wondering how I can work out the correct cam timing for an unknown specification cam? Cam was in the mystery package 2.0L SOHC Ford Pinto I bought a while ago. It’s had a bit of head work done with some porting and larger valves. Had 48 Delorto sidies and sexy looking banananana extractors. I plan to start running it on the 40DFAV V6 carb off the old 3L Essex as I know it’s good, rather than rebuild the old Delortos first up. Markings on the nose of the cam appear to be “308D 308D 06 9341 JG” I have no idea whose cam it is and can’t find any references to any of these numbers. looking at specifications for pinto cams the timing for full lift on number one intake varies from 113 degrees for mild to 104 race cams, but do not follow a linear progression. Different makes and cams tend to move around a bit. The valve lift is 11.13mm inlet and 10.19mm outlet at the valve with std clearance so more than standard, but not wild. Some posts on the UK sites suggest timing it with equal lift for inlet and exhaust at TDC on #1 like this post. #http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=836432 This would equate to 105 degrees which seems pretty advanced? Here is a graph of the lift I made from measuring the valve lift. Degrees is crank not cam degrees. Lift is in thou and measured off the valve retains with standard clearance to cam. Any thoughts or tips on where I should put the cam timing to start with?
  4. Wondering how I can work out the correct cam timing for an unknown specification cam? Markings on the nose of the cam appear to be “308D 308D 06 9341 JG” I have no idea whose cam it is and can’t find any references to any of these numbers. looking at specifications for pinto cams the timing for full lift on number one intake varies from 113 degrees for mild to 104 race cams, but do not follow a linear progression. Different makes and cams tend to move around a bit. The valve lift is 11.13mm inlet and 10.19mm outlet at the valve with std clearance. Some posts on the UK sites suggest timing it with equal lift for inlet and exhaust at TDC on #1 like this post. #http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=836432 This would equate to 105 degrees which seems pretty advanced? Here is a graph of the lift I made from measuring the valve lift. Degrees is crank not cam degrees. Lift is in thou and measured off the valve retains with standard clearance to cam. Any thoughts or tips on where I should put the cam timing to start with?
  5. Yay! I got some more work done and and update before another year passed! Still not flash when the update at the top of this page (6) is from 5 years and 4 houses ago. Not too bad though when one of those houses was a 2 year sabbatical on a boat with my family and we moved to a new city. Latest house does not have room for Felicity so she is stored at a friends house and it’s been far too long since I have seen her. Thankfully the engine is home so I can make a little progress. Have done some really important things like painting. Then tried to remember how this lot went back together after pulled it apart over a year ago... Bit of beer assisted head scratching and it was easier that I thought. Looks sexy front and centre and has new electronic points. Just hope it works as well as it looks? Had the genius idea of gutting an old worn dizzy and pulling the drive gear off so I can pump up oil pressure without turning the engine Resulting shell on the right. ARP just look so good. looks like someone has given this a bit of love? Valves look a bit larger than standard and maybe some smoothing been done? I was happily surprised that my genius gutted dizzy easily pumped up enough oil by hand to pour out the oil spray bay! I thought I may need to get a drill on the end of it.
  6. Perhaps an Accusump may work better? link it into a warning/shutdown if it is triggered? I managed to kill the Escort engine on the Hampton sweeper with lack of oil and a mate did the same thing, same corner, same day. To be fair mine probably had more to do my lack of talent flogging and old inappropriate engine (the mighty Essex V6) while he lost a sump baffle trapdoor. I didn’t even notice my BIG red LED oil warning light on the dash. Expensive day and double shuffle on my trailer to get both cars home. https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/knowledge_base_articles/view/accusump-oil-accumulators-how-do-they-work-281 https://cardwells.co.nz/oil-systems-2/accusumps/canton-accusump.html
  7. Gave myself a bit of a scare looking at the date of my last update and how young my kids look in the pics. When did this become an annual update...? Amelia has been promised to learn to drive in Felicity and is pretty keen so time to get it done. Wife wants to move house again which may not help progress. Anyway that's enough waffling for context, time for pictures. Spent some time trying to setle the mystery package pinto properly into the engine bay. Removed the brake master cylinder to give more access for trying to get the headers to fit. Be rude not to have a look inside as yes, it's been quite a while. Coby extractors were being difficult and anyway I am pretty keen to get the banananana headers in there. How hard can it be...? Hmmmm, that's not going to work. And the sump is hitting the cross member and steering rack. Even after replacing the square rubbers with taller round donuts it was still not a happening thing. The wish list has included a World Cup cross member for a while so when one came past I grabbed it. And what do you know, it works! We have clearance, Double bonus! Will tickle up the ragged holes which is how I managed to get it in the first place. Here is the beautiful customised sump. I think I'll blow some black paint over it and call it done.
  8. A Most Excellent Day! After a fair bit of hard work I finally own my own garage and it was A Most Excellent Day to get Felicity installed. Head back from a tickle up. Nice to hear favourable comments from the reconditioner about the bit of porting work. Its not a monster engine, just had a bit of love. A nice surprise was to find the cam gear on it was actually quite a nice dowel version. -Currently in pieces on the bench. I will keep using this as it looks way more secure than the adjustable one that I was going to put on it from the box of bits, currently trial fitted on head. Shame I don't know the cam specs to time it properly, something like 108 degrees seems about right? Time for some more GoldMember paint! Looking way better than to old color so should be faster... Pressie time, YAY!
  9. I could not resist buying a set of mags that came up. I really like the look of the steels, but they have not appreciated kurb bashing on the race tracks and are no longer round. Plus a bit more offset and width would be nice to try and fill out the guards so didn't take much persuasion. Here they are with the balloon spec tyres they came with. Goldmember ready for insertion. But not for Felicity. BigMac's wagon Betty has been dormant for too long so now is due for a bit of love. After an engine rebuild she was leaking too much oil, yes even too much for an old Ford! So out it came for new gaskets. Mission creep to paint in full Goldmember spec paint was allowed. How do you wind up a mate? Show him a random engine part after the engine has been sealed up and dropped back in the hole... Why is there a cam chain tensioner still in the box of parts to be bolted onto the engine mate.....? Oh Bugger! Open up the engine again to check. Yes the new one is in there. Arg, try to achieve as good a gasket seal second time round without pulling it all apart again. Stupid tall wrong fitting wheel nuts had to go. Nice new ones on today. Hmmm, front wheel studs barely long enough. Rears are way too short so added to the list. Turning the engine over by hand after she has been sitting for so long revealed a big zero compression. So off with her head! Bores look good with no lip at the top and even traces of the hone so looks like the bottom end is OK. Top end looks very clean inside. No idea what the cam in as it doesn't appear to have any markings. It's had a bit of love in the past with some reasonable looking porting. Rough measure of valve lift is around 10.5mm for inlet and exhaust vs Haynes 6.3mm standard. Valve are also a little larger at inlet 44.5 vs std 42mm and exhaust 38 vs std 36mm. Valve seals look a little corroded so will have that dealt to and see how we go.
  10. Made it back to the land of the long white cloud. How lucky are we to live in NZ! Little Felicity has been retrieved from storage and dust washed off. Trailering her to the new home involved a stop for an Amazing weekend at Leadfoot watching Elliot get top 4 in pre 75! Stunning. Now my enthusiasm is running high and super happy to have her back in my garage.
  11. //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/31527-m-cs-69-escort-v6-coupe/ Cheers
  12. Finally got myself a ManToy for the garage. Discussion //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/31528-m-cs-69-escort-v6-coupe/ She had been in parts in the guys garage for 5 years, and the guy before that for another 5 years! Best intentions not to let that happen again. Old 3litre Essex V6 and 4 speed manual, hilux diff and disk brakes all round. Picked up a project off Trademe -got to love Trademe! Quickly worked out that Project is spelt with a Capital P... Kids approve... Traditional boot full of bits. No brakes sign for the transporter. Arrived in one piece! Now how does that engine go back together?