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LilDotty74, March 29 in Project Datto
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New carb pulled head found out it was cracked,
went ahead and did a engine bay cleaning and spraying
Took off camper shell deep cleaned then put down a coat of bed liner
Used head got from local junkyard tore down blasted and rebuild
Mounted and did timing
Did some more blasting and spraying while parts were pulled
Had to replace rear shoes as well as some lugs and studs that were missing went ahead and painted roters
Beefing up the exhaust a bit
Now cleaning up parts new bolts ties and hoses for shot ones had a Honda Civic radiator in it so I’ll be ordering a new one 2 or 3 row aluminum
Always interesting to see different chop styles.
Looks like you got a nice builder there.
Thanks. It turned out pretty good the chop was done about 10 years ago and the truck was sitting as a storage and didnt leak is he whole time, the bondo is giving up bad once I strip it down and redo it it will look great.
I don’t get why you didn’t but the cam in first to make sure it would spin a with out binding after torqing downThen install the rocker arms
Also the cam tower bolt threads tend to strip ez that’s why most people don’t do this as the rocker arm is getting pressed on a certain cylinder
this head could have flaws you don’t know about
Looks like a 210 'number' head from an L16. Has really small valves and ports. Just look at that space between the intake and exhausts! Look on the right side bottom edge of the head between plugs 1 and 2 for the ID. An L18 should have an A87 'letter head' with larger valves and ports. This one wasn't even that great on an L16. It will bump the compression almost one point to 9.4 and might ping on regular gas and stock timing.
Yeah I put the L18 cam from my original hopefully will work got the entire head plus valve cover for 70$ locally so it was worth a shot if all else fails will go from there any advice ?
Keep an eye out for a U67 head for spare. Sometimes they fall into your lap. Yes the L18 cam is I think similar to the L20B with increased lift over the L16 cam. Look for these square bumps on it in the middle. Did you ID your head?
Will do , focusing on some body and fiberglass right now while parts come in
Stripping down the roof
Is it running?????
She starts now and idles replaced the thermostat censor and added a new thermostat (didn’t have one in) I drove it after I got it from the guy it overheated and I realized needed to take her apart and do some investigation, needed new carb (eBay 90$) found a huge chip in the original head and no compression in middle two cylinders, got new head, new carb, fuel filter, oil change, oil filter, spark plugs and gasket sets, now waiting for the radiator in the mail (3 row 150$ eBay) and to install new exhaust before I take her on the second maiden voyage
Parts so far replaced
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