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Getting those wrist pin clips in was probably the worst part of my rebuild. Someone really should market a tool for this.
Simply buy a set of cheap needle nose and a small rat tail file.

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Cool

That Stomski Tool would have saved me a couple of hours.

Henry,

I dont think mere mortals have the skills to properly wield the rat tail and the needle nose against the evil darth clip.

The darth clip is strong and seeks out dark places.

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Young padawan, clear I was not.

The file is used to make a small groove in each side of the pliers holding surface. The groove will now grasp the clip tightly for insertion.
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OK the measurments are in:

Deck Height = 1.25mm or .049" (with .25mm base gaskets)

Piston to head clearance is 2.2mm (measured crunched solder)

I did the math and came out with 9.3:1 CR which is nice for my single plug set up.

The cams are in and turn freely.

I found the last remaining piece of my long lost broken chain ramp. It came out on its own after flipping the engine over several times. I water-boarded him for information, but he didn't give up any, he is silent, I think I got all of them out.
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Unhappy Disaster

Just wanted to share this... I am an idiot.

I have been building my motor at a local shop down town and using Chis at Air Cooled as a mentor. Chris and I finished up timing in the new cams, everything was going good, Chris let me go back solo. I turned the engine put in #6 rockers.

Then I got busy putting on the timing covers forgetting everything else, tensioner lines, etc. really proud of myself, engine looking great.. almost there.

OK, thats done lets put on #2 rockers, good, adjust the valves great, time to put fresh rockers in #4, rotate engine wait a minute I am back at two...WTF? why is the engine turning so hard...did I out the plugs back in...no? I'll just spin it back around...PINGZ!

Me being in a hurry and a novice and thinking I was all that...#2 is now bent.

Chris was there when it happened, he had told me to put the rockers back in six and come and get him, but I was like the young bull on the hill. He told me no worries it is just a bent valve.

I played it cool and when I got to the parking lot I beat the seat of my truck senseless, then bit my steering wheel in half. I sat in the Parking lot for 10 minutes and had to force myself to think happy thoughts.

Now I am back to square one, a minor set back and a hard lesson learned.

I am slowly getting over it, didn't sleep a lot last night.

So I will go tear it back down tonight, and do it right this time.
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I played it cool and when I got to the parking lot I beat the seat of my truck senseless, then bit my steering wheel in half. I sat in the Parking lot for 10 minutes and had to force myself to think happy thoughts.
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We have all been there. At least you will never make that mistake again!
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If you can look yourself in the mirror and say " that wasn't the smartest thing that I have ever done" and then laugh a little bit about it, everything will be OK....
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Sorry to hear that Shane

That stuff is going around I guess. Tough day at work today and when I got home the lower bathroom is flooded from a bad fill valve(luckily I had a spare). Then I go upstairs to find another stopper and the closet door decides to fall off...............that and I'm still sick.............
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Talking Update... We are back on track (False Alarm)

OK, made it to the shop early, first thing compression test, guess what... no bent valves all the holes are holding air at 95% or better (rings still need to seat).

So what was the noise? Turns out the cams weren't timed right, the PING was actually a valve closing after it came of the cam hard because of the valves being off on the left side.

The fix was setting the cam timing. It is done, the engine is assembled up to the valve covers.

Today on the way home I had a Bob Marley sing a long and a couple of bluebirds actually flew out of my ass and then I farted butterflies.

I am not counting my chickens yet, but I am very relieved.

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That's some good news Shane
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Porsche Crest I made some progress today

Got the engine off the truck, put the valve covers and tin on and mounted the trans. I really need to find my other camera.




Bolted in the transmission mount end and connected the wiring, technically its in.

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Got the engine off the truck, put the valve covers and tin on and mounted the trans. I really need to find my other camera.




Bolted in the transmission mount end and connected the wiring, technically its in.

Cool beans Shane! I'm sure you'll have it running this weekend. I can't wait to hear it sing
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Thumbs up Got her going !

I am up and running! Ran the cams in at 2k for twenty minutes, then changed the oil, set the timing, tuned the carbs, put the wheels on and took a ride. Very, very nice.

Thread from my build:





A big thanks to everyone who helped me! especially Wayne for authoring a great book!

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engine looks great and I'm sure it sounds incredible
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Porsche Crest Running in the cam

It didnt sound too good running the cam in, but it settled in nicely after twenty minutes. This video is about 3 minutes in.

Turn the sound down.

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Thanks John, we have created an absolute monster. This thing is incredible. It is scary, and I haven't seen 5K yet. Thanks a lot for the cams and springs, you were great to deal with !!!

The 46 PMO's are perfect for this engine and the Cams, no hesitation I can floor it in almost any situation and get zero hesitation or stutter.

Worth every penny!

The only thing you never told me was that the dots go opposite, but we figured it out after re-looking at things. You might want to include that in an instruction sheet. You could call it Cam Shaft Installation for Idiots.

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You could call it Cam Shaft Installation for Idiots.

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Some one say Idiot? my ears were burning

I'm glad you're back on the road Shane. Now come help me sort out my wiring!!!
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Thumbs up No problem, right after I sort out my latest nightmare.

While I was breaking in the engine the left side cv bolts on one side backed out and caused a mess. I dented my SSI's, chipped a small piece on my transmission case (superficial) and spewed molly all over everything.

Then I decided to tie up the cam shaft to the other side of the sway bar when I had my son help me tow it home (1/4 mile). Of course that ended in total disaster for my accelerator linkage, which bent everything from the linkage bar ends to the accelerator rod and snapped the linkage mounting post from the transmission.

But I couldn't be happier the engine is way more than I ever expected.

Tonight I bent everything back into shape, and replaced the accelerator mounting post.

I repaired the CV joint but broke another bolt when torquing them, and stripped the head on another. I'm not giving up just taking a break. Tomorrow I'll get the CV right, I just have to figure out the right torque, I thought it was 42 ft lbs but apparently that is too much.
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