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Look at your first piston. That should be flush with the engine deck.

 

Unless you marked the chain and gear you now need to roll the motor over to TDC.

 

Rolling the L will be impossible as the chain tensioner is now in the way grabbing the chain.

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I marked the gear and the chain with a bright yellow marker so I can put the gear back in the exact same place.

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Do you remember which dowel hole the gear was on?

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So I'm safe?

 

Do the heads usually have to be shaved after a blown head gasket?

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So I'm safe?

 

Do the heads usually have to be shaved after a blown head gasket?

 

Only if they are warped.

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I held a level up to the head and it did not appear to be warped at all.

 

So it sounds like I do not have to take the whole front off?

 

Are these little lumpy dimple indent things normal in the pistons?

 

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Valve reliefs.

 

 

 

My steps given earlier about valve adjustments are not accurate. I did not realize this was a Z motor. I have no info to offer. Lol.

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Had the machine shop check the head for warping (it was free, so why not?). And it is officially warpless.

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So I have a real problem here, I can not get the bolt in the timing gear to line up when the pin is in. It is just a tiny bit off. Is there a trick for this? Really in a spot here, thanks guys.

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Screwdriver through the gear lever off a solid part of the head

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Yea I am kinda wondering if you had the timing chain blocked when the head was removed, the chain cannot go slack ever, if it does go slack then the front timing cover has to be removed to put it all back together as the timing chain tensioner likely is out of its hole.

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So it turns out, I did not let the tensioner go slack (kept the fancy blue wedge in the whole time). It is all back together again and happy. When we it back to gather it started right up and runs perfectly. Now to just fix that little tiny intake mani gasket leak.............

 

 

also these tires should fit right?

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She is wearing some wasted 215/70R15s right now, so I am going to take advantage of the fall tire sales. Would it perform better on stock 185/70R14s?

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Got that intake manifold leak fixed so now it doesn't puke coolant everywhere. Tomorrow, insurance and tires.$$$$$$$

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Define better. Less rolling mass is easier to get moving, but smaller rolling diameter means more engine rpm to achieve the same speed.

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Well I got the fourteen inch studded ones for winter and ordered some "vintage" (tire guys are hilarious) fourteen inch white steel rims. Mr. Tire guy said that I needed to run low Pros and big rims "for better ride quality and comfort" lol. Do these guys get commission? He also tried to convince me that my studded tires were way to small and I should not run them.  :rofl:  I was thinking "hah, I can run what I want!". If she doesn't blow before June we will be at Canby.................................................... (now theirs a big IF if I ever saw one)

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Wow, I figured out how to post an image.

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Well I got the fourteen inch studded ones for winter and ordered some "vintage" (tire guys are hilarious) fourteen inch white steel rims. Mr. Tire guy said that I needed to run low Pros and big rims "for better ride quality and comfort" lol. Do these guys get commission? He also tried to convince me that my studded tires were way to small and I should not run them.  :rofl:  I was thinking "hah, I can run what I want!". If she doesn't blow before June we will be [/size]at Canby.................................................... (now theirs a big IF if I ever saw one)

Drive a Datsun to Pasco in April first. See how you do with 80 miles before you drive 250.

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Drive a Datsun to Pasco in April first. See how you do with 80 miles before you drive 250.

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Aaaah it'll be fine.......

 

Actually yeah I was planning to make a drive or two before. Also my summer tires will be a little bigger.

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Wow, I figured out how to post an image.

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Looks like you figured out how to keep your truck from rolling away too.

 

Nice truck.

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Looks good!!

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I wanted to go back and redo my oics, but something wasn't working right and it was giving me trouble, so now all the old oics are plopped in the middle of the thread. But I knew that if I did not do something to placate you oic hungry monsters it would be terrible. Blasted photo bucket.

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Looks like you figured out how to keep your truck from rolling away too.

 

Nice truck.

 

When you don't have a handbrake or compression you have to get creative. :)

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I had my 510 roll through the garage door at my parent's house when I blocked the wheel like that. I saw it running away and tried to stop it, and it ran over my arm in the process.

 

Those were the good ole' days.

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