PhilAndrews

'51 Chieftain - Valve job

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Alright, there's all the springs back on.

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Clearances next, then it can all go back together.

 

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One valve was way off- but it runs again.

Need to fill up the radiator and run it up to warm and set the clearances properly.

 

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Bought some tube and fittings and reconnected the oil pressure line. Need to get some P clips.

 

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Now all my gauges work properly.

 

Phil

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5 hours ago, PhilAndrews said:

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Bought some tube and fittings and reconnected the oil pressure line. Need to get some P clips.

 

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Now all my gauges work properly.

 

Phil

awesome phil.

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Pontiac dashboard design rules;)

 

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I do rather enjoy looking at the gauges. 

 

I ran the car up to warm and the temperature gauge was pointing to about 210- I got worried and checked the temperature of the head, thermostat housing, radiator with my handheld infrared thermometer, the hottest part was the thermostat housing at 175F, the temperature sender was about 165. I then remembered I calibrated the gauge at 12.0 Volts- with the engine running a stable 14.4 was making it over read and with the engine off it was reading somewhere correct, so I think it has a voltage regulator in it's future to be useful.

 

Other than that I'm fighting with the vacuum system for the wipers and particularly the screenwash bottle, which refuses to pump given the volume flow through the wiper motor valve.

 

Phil

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