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  • Franz
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    Running out of fuel

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    bad electronic ignition

    ColeB
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    good points. I’ll have to hook a gauge up to my fuel pump and see how much pressure it’s pushing. I’m not using electronic ignition. Do you mean maybe my points are bad/not making good connection?

    Franz
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    Hard to say what you have going on. You’ll figure it out I am sure.

    I’ve had electronic ignition do some weird backfire type stuff when they fail. Condensors can do weird things too.

    John Jones
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    Distributor advance broke.

    alykat
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    I have had similar issues with a faulty coil.

    John Jones
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    I was thinking about you this morning and wanted to throw out another CONGRATS on finishing school!!!!  Your a badd ass Cole!!!  Your prime rib on the young men available plate!!!   So fucking proud if ya!!!!!!

    ColeB
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    Thanks JJ! School sucks. Glad to be out of there and onto real life! Thanks for letting me hang out at the shop so much especially during my final project. It made school suck a lot less!;) haha

    John Jones
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    yeah.. Most things that build you into a better man.. Suck… 😎

    John Jones
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    BBB 2020?

    ColeB
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    No BBB for me. But Shasta? I’m pushing to get my motor figured out in the next couple weeks so I can make the 20th anniversary SST trip! Gotta build a quick bed too… 🧐

    ColeB
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    Welp….. fun start to SST prep. Went through my carbs and put them back on expecting a fix for the weird bog my motor has been doing. But no luck. Checked fuel pressure. That was good. Valves good. Went through my distributor. All good. So I ran a compression check and I was at about 90 all around. Not good. So I did a leak down and had about 40% on all cylinders except #1…. sounds like it’s leaking into the case. So likely need to re ring it. Going to tear it apart tomorrow to confirm. Will likely hone/re ring/ lap the valves unless shit looks worse in the bottom end. Maybe got some sand in my motor from the Utah 300 trip? Who knows. Hopefully it won’t be too bad since I only have about 4000 miles on this motor. Will know more tomorrow. Hopefully have it put back together by the end of the weekend and then I can focus on  my interior a bit. Gonna insulate the back of my bus and then build a bed. JJ/Gretchen, Do you have any photos of how you built the bed in the pamper? I think I’m just going to build a full time bed like that for now. 89151D2B-A4CC-4A98-979F-E3D60043A4BC

    Jb
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    Sounds like you didn’t drive it like you stole it in order to seat rings proper😝 I can show you how it’s done when u get back together😂

    kidding aside, I’ve had glazing problems in past builds….on the kombi motor I used a graphite powder from total seal. It was recommended by several builders that I hold in high regards…..seems to bite in good

    mtnbus
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    Damn Cole!

    Good luck bud. Where are you doing the work ?

    ColeB
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    Sounds like you didn’t drive it like you stole it in order to seat rings proper😝

     

    haha! We did the normal KCW break in protocol. Which included pouring beer on the engine while it breaks in. Does that not do the trick? Haha And then proceeded to take it on a 2000 mile trip to west Utah and back. But I bet the dust on the first break in run wasn’t the best…. hahaha

     

    doing work this morning. At Jack Morris’ shop here in Washington, Bubba. Got it torn down. Going to start taking the top end off. Inspect everything. Hopefully know what’s really up here soon.

     

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    MikeK
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    Not sure about your motor specs, but some builders I trust have been telling me to stay away from the rings which come in the AA kits for seating reasons.

    Pete
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    You might be too far into tear down now to check, but were heads still holding the spec’d torque?

    Willy
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    Bummer dood! At least you’re in a good spot to tear it down

    ColeB
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    Ya, don’t know what rings painters used. The head nuts were all to spec. Definitely had some issues with the valves. None of them looked very seated. The cylinder walls were pretty smooth as well… so I ordered new rings and valves. Going to lap the valves into the heads and hone/re ring the cylinders.

    also, stamped on the case it says that they put a Engle 110 cam in it. But when I looked in at the bottom end to look at wear I noticed that the cam says k8…. which is not a 110. More of a dragster cam…. I called painters and they said there is no way they put a k8 in if it is stamped 110…. so I’m confused. No one has been in the motor since they built it this summer.

     

    i also had to order a new starter. Mine went out when I was doing compression checks hahaha. When it rains it pours I guess…

     

    going to work on my interior this weekend while I wait for parts.

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    mtnbus
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    Good attitude Cole !

    keep at it

    Wayner
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    Man, That sucks buddy. Those first 500 miles are crucial for break in, not sure the Utah 300 was the best place to do that.

    ColeB
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    So you’re saying Shasta is going to be good for break in this time around? Haha

     

    hopefully the 1400 miles before we hit the dirt will help the break in.

    John Jones
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    Man, That sucks buddy. Those first 500 miles are crucial for break in, not sure the Utah 300 was the best place to do that.

    LOLOLOLOL… we drove hard too…. Thats when I smoked my last top end… Racing you fools to the state line and then down that hwy before we turned left to hit Baker  Hot Springs..  I’m sure of it… 😎  I got my shit too hot that day…   I’m gonna slow down again and take it easy…  maybe I will put a tach in this weekend??

    So you’re saying Shasta is going to be good for break in this time around? Haha hopefully the 1400 miles before we hit the dirt will help the break in.

    PERFECT!!!!!!! 😎  Looking forward to shasta!!!!  I’m gonna get back on the 20th.. and then leave again on the say….. 25th and head straight to Spencer Hot Springs!  😎    Then meet up with the RENO crew and head towards the rampage spot! 😎 20th anniversary!!!!

    John Jones
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    Ya, don’t know what rings painters used. The head nuts were all to spec. Definitely had some issues with the valves. None of them looked very seated. The cylinder walls were pretty smooth as well… so I ordered new rings and valves. Going to lap the valves into the heads and hone/re ring the cylinders. also, stamped on the case it says that they put a Engle 110 cam in it. But when I looked in at the bottom end to look at wear I noticed that the cam says k8…. which is not a 110. More of a dragster cam…. I called painters and they said there is no way they put a k8 in if it is stamped 110…. so I’m confused. No one has been in the motor since they built it this summer. i also had to order a new starter. Mine went out when I was doing compression checks hahaha. When it rains it pours I guess… going to work on my interior this weekend while I wait for parts. BA3E72D3-19E2-4297-875C-0E7300DE4E66

     

    weird about the cam….

    John Jones
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    an FK8 cam would call for ratio rockers?????… which I doubt you had….

    ColeB
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    I thought I did have them… I will double check tomorrow.

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