morkster

Lord Gruntfuttock's 1971 XY Fairmont Big Grunty Discussion

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my brother has one of those thumper cams in a 318. He wishes hed gone with something else now, its pretty doughy down low.

 

The fact it is deliberately designed to idle rough for wank factor, would suggest to me theres a better alternative that is more efficient and works better

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Doing the washer blank on the impala, 

Sparkie reckons the self park on the wipers is part of the motor setup thats been pulled but havent tested it yet to confirm his theory

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^^

Yeah was wondering how much was marketing cheese. To me the sound comes as a result of choosing a cam, not t'other way round.

Now looking at all sorts of cam profiles to see if I can decipher the black magic...

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Doing the washer blank on the impala, 

Sparkie reckons the self park on the wipers is part of the motor setup thats been pulled but havent tested it yet to confirm his theory

Bum. Self parking is pretty handy. On mine it's part of the main shaft sprocket (yet to be confirmed)...

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Enjoying your build thread. I've got a good mate who has a 302 XY fairmont that's been in his family since new, great to see them still out there!

 

Re the spray gun issue; I use a small, inexpensive  touch-up gun for painting car parts. They use very little air, have far less overspray than a full sized gun, with a small 125cc pot there's less wastage  and best of all I can clean the gun with only 1/3 of a cup of thinners.

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That's a good idea. I pretty much just use mine for motorbike parts and pushbikes etc, so a touch up gun would be fine, probably better suited to my wheezy compressor actually...

Just back from Repco, picked up a gun kit that has nozzle, needle and air cap, for all of $10. That, plus the cleaning kit I grabbed should see me right for a while (all I do is lay down primer). Especially if I actually clean it properly, did some youtubing and I've been a bit slack in that dept... :oops:

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FUCK, That's not spost to happen till it's in the engine!

 

gutted mate.

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Shocked and gutted about the broken cam.  :(

 

I support you - you didn't pay the courier company to deliver it, you paid NZ Post (YouShop). Good luck.

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shit how does that even happen wouldn't have thought a camshaft would be that easy to snap in half 

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Yeah must've had a decent whack all right. Will be interesting to see what the procedure is from here.

Have sent pics and pretty clear indication of what my expectations are to nz post (helps that I'm hungover and grumpy).

I am not expecting to wear any costs...

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There must have been a week spot in that cam?

 

That twin port BSA looks cool

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That's what I'm telling myself, better finding it like this than it lunching itself in the engine...

Haven't opened it so no idea if there's any metallurgical clues at the break.

And yeah, tis a nice old chuffer, one of my favourites - 32 Blue Star, 350 hand change thumper...

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Because the cardboard box looked hardly damaged, if you had no luck with the post you could ask the seller for another cam as it fell in half .

 

 

I have a 1949 BSA 350 with a 409cc kit in it

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Jesus, thats not ideal ay!

Feel your pain, awaiting a urgent package in transit from the states which i need next week to get my car to beach hop.............getting nervous

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Had to have been dropped. I've broken cams before (while wrecking engines for scrap) and it isn't that hard to do, just the right angle and they go ping. Dropped or shut in a door type action.

Super lame.

Otherwise great thread

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Yeah was thinking they might be brittle enough to snap if hit right, cheers...

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That's a good idea using the clothesline to hang parts off to paint. My Mrs will be feral after she sees me doing it this weekend if it's not raining. Like the spring stretchers too bloody good idea

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I was thinking the same. Looks rough as

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