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by hanver
Yesterday, 09:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

Bad news guys, found a problem, see pics: https://i.imgur.com/h4Oz4PR.jpg As you can see, some pushrods are badly worn. I suspect non hardned pushrods were used, and also suspect too much valve lash (wich is definitly the case here). https://i.imgur.com/MzEt3mp.jpg Also some of the rollers on the ro...
by hanver
20 Oct 2019, 07:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

My gut feeling is telling me I do have solids, and I know how to adjust them. So adjusting them is not the issue. But apearently the method used in the video will not provide sufficent evidence that I have solids, so that's what going on in this thread atm. Or maybe we are all overthinking it and yo...
by hanver
20 Oct 2019, 03:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

That's also an option, btw not fluent in German, Dutch is my native language. Belgium is only about 1% german speaking, most are dutch, second french. I was also thinking (could be a bad idea) to remove a pushrod and pull a lifter out with a long magnet? Worst case would be that if falls off in the ...
by hanver
17 Oct 2019, 10:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

Ok thx for the update, back to the drawing board then I suppose :)
Gonna look if I can buy or borrow one nearby, i'll keep you guys updated
by hanver
17 Oct 2019, 08:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

I might have expressed myself wrong (english is not my native language, dutch is :) ), what I mean is as follows: 1) I let the engine sit over night 2) I choose a vale which is closed all the way, and where the rocker is loose/has lash 3) I press down on that rocker in order to push down onto the pu...
by hanver
17 Oct 2019, 07:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

Thx for all the info guys. So far I have learned that having aftermarket guide plate (like in my case) does not mean it's a solid cam, so that part I can ignore for now. Secondly most of you suggest some kind of leak down test in various manners. I've tried the manner shown in this video: https://ww...
by hanver
17 Oct 2019, 01:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

Ok, i'll try to bleed one down. But i'm not quite sure how I can see if it's mushy? It's the first time i'm actually working on cam/lifters so this is a bit unknown territory for me. Do I let one valve compressed over night and then rotate the engine so the tension is off, then look at that pushrod ...
by hanver
16 Oct 2019, 05:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

The heads do have guide plates, forgot to mention that, also aftermarket Erson roller rockers 1.6 ratio
by hanver
16 Oct 2019, 01:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Suggestions valve adj. on unknown solid? cam

Hi guys I've had my car about 6 years now and I've been postponing this all this time, because I'm not quite sure how to deal with this. So far I've learned how to set either a hydraulic or solid lifter cam, but the problem in my case 2-fold. 1) the car has an unknown aftermarket cam 2) I'm only 90%...
by hanver
13 Aug 2019, 04:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 351C-4V very low vacuum...
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: 351C-4V very low vacuum...

If the intake bolts are indeed that loose, i would suspect a leak around the intake like you said. But checking that with propan or soap or brakeclean should show a difference in idlespeed. Almost stalling in a sharp corner could be related, but I think that might be a different issue (like float le...