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by Bluedevil
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: No start after new head gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: No start after new head gasket

Packard7,

IMHO, lack of compression, low vacuum and starting with oil in the cylinders, all, unfortunately, point to rings.

As previously suggested a leak down test may help with the diagnosis. I highly doubt it has anything to do with the oiling system

Bill
by Bluedevil
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: No start after new head gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: No start after new head gasket

The fact it ran after oil in the cylinders leads me to believe you have a ring issue. Did it sit long while you were doing the gasket? I you had some baseline compression numbers. I guess the question is what was the compression with oil in the cylinders? I have had rings stick and freed them with K...
by Bluedevil
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Project Blogs
Topic: 1938 1608
Replies: 37
Views: 4134

Re: 1938 1608

My engine is ready at the machine shop and I will pick it up Friday. I recently picked up a Motor Dictograph system for my 1608. Even though it isn't a divider car it had the recoiler for a Dictograph system in the armrest. I have included a close up pictures of the recoiler. The recoiler in the car...
by Bluedevil
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 47
Views: 544

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Two thoughts Have you tried to turn it over without spark plugs. That would give you a clue if it was compression related or other obstruction in the engine. Have you tried to bypass the solenoid on the starter? Use jumpers, one to ground the other touch to the solenoid post coming thru the starter ...
by Bluedevil
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 47
Views: 544

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Sounds like a short in the starter. Armature maybe.
by Bluedevil
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Ask The Man Who Owns One
Topic: 53 cavalier just won't fire
Replies: 47
Views: 544

Re: 53 cavalier just won't fire

Do you have spark? If no, condenser?

Have you been able to start it post starter rebuild?
by Bluedevil
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine re build
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Engine re build

by Bluedevil
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine re build
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Engine re build

I guess the question is how much oversized are you going?
by Bluedevil
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Engine, Driveline, Suspension & Steering
Topic: Engine re build
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Engine re build

Might try Egge machine, they say they use stainless blanks for their valves. There are probably others. I have never used their valves. from their catalogue. EGGE MANUFACTURING Egge also manufactures stock replacement as well as custom intake and exhaust valves for most vintage applications. Egge va...