- FranzKeymasterOctober 10, 2018 at 8:32 amPost count: 3807
What? The 2 piece tin is’nt working?
Do you have some 1/4″ drive wobble sockets?PeteParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 9:00 amPost count: 918
What? The 2 piece tin is’nt working? Do you have some 1/4″ drive wobble sockets?
Yes, I have the wobble sockets. No problems removing carbs from manifolds…they’re off already.
The two piece is not working, or I’m missing something. The problem are the shroud bolts on each side by the intakes. A wrench will fit in there to loosen them, but they won’t back out all of the way since they hit the manifold before doing so. The two piece tin has dog ears on each side, so the bolt either has to come out completely, or the shroud has to move up with the bolts loosened (which how I guess you got it together) to slide the tin out.
Am I overlooking something? Before I put it back together I think I’m going to remove the dog ears on the #4 & #2 tins so that they can be moved out horizontally.FranzKeymasterOctober 10, 2018 at 9:08 amPost count: 3807
Its tight, but I think you should be able to rotate/bend the front tin out of the way.
Bummer. Can’t say that I test disassembled it once it was fully assembled with carbs. I did grind a divot into the intake manifolds to make more room for that bolt.PeteParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 9:23 amPost count: 918
I’ve tried; it flexes some but is limited by the shroud and top of the cylinder head as to how much it will rotate.
No big deal removing the shroud; some tin screws, generator strap, oil lines and a few spark plug wires. In the end it’s probably the smarter way to do it; will require less twisting/turning of the engine while mating it to the trans and hopefully reduce the chances of me scratching all of this new paintwork on both the engine and the engine bay. Also with the sump this engine is tall, and it’s a bit sketchy getting the rear end high enough to clear it….should be much easier without the shroud in the way.Scott SainParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 12:54 pmPost count: 287
If only a friend had a lift…PeteParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 2:25 pmPost count: 918
Thanks Scott…..if the only difference between installing it fully assembled versus pulling it apart were a lift I’d definitely take you up on that. I’d hate to haul it all over to your place only to have to do the same disassembly I’m going to do at home. But if I strike out tonight I’ll let you know.Scott SainParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 3:42 pmPost count: 287PeteParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 4:42 pmPost count: 918PeteParticipantOctober 10, 2018 at 9:30 pmPost count: 918
Stuff happened tonight! Nice hump to be over. All that’s left is to connect heat, fuel line, extend wire harness, check valves, fire up.WAY2COOLParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 4:04 amPost count: 236
Looks like it’s always been there….very nice !!
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysJWDIIParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 5:54 amPost count: 402
I bet that is a good feeling having that part done. Looks so Nice Pete!PeteParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 12:23 pmPost count: 918
Thanks everyone! Hopefully I’ll have some garage time this evening to try and get it started.John JonesKeymasterOctober 11, 2018 at 12:32 pmPost count: 7121PeteParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 10:04 pmPost count: 918
Well….fairly good night. Wiring extended and cleaned up, just need some heat shrink tubing to make a loom. Runs with gas poured in carbs, but it’s not drawing fuel from the tank. Fired it over several times for several seconds (it sounds good!), and fuel filter is bone dry.
(and yes, there is gas in the tank 😁)JWDIIParticipantOctober 12, 2018 at 6:08 amPost count: 402
Pete, I don’t think you have a fuel tap but if you did make sure that is open. I had to unhook my full line at the fuel pump and suck gas from the tank to the back on my split when I tried to fire it. It would never suck the fuel back on its own. I figured maybe it was vapor/ vacuum locked , or the full pumps just don’t pump air well enough to suck it back with out purging the line.
Once I sucked enough fuel back to fill my in line filter she fired off with minimal turnovers of the 25 hp.
Just a thought and my experience, I’m no expert.PeteParticipantOctober 12, 2018 at 6:24 amPost count: 918
Thanks John. I slept on it (why it’s sometimes good to walk away from things) and have a few ideas, one was as you suggested and use my vacuum brake bleeder to see if I can pull fuel through the line. I did try the reserve tap in both directions.
I noticed when I connected the new fuel line at the pan that it didn’t leak any gas when I removed the plugged line. It was dripping gas a little when we took it to the body shop…I’m wondering if the fuel line at the tank was clamped and forgotten? I’ll have to look at that too.
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