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Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2011, 03:50 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
All I know is, I had to re-do the exhaust seats...

All I know is, I had to re-do the exhaust seats in my 1980 Harley because it was built for leaded gas.

OEM timing pointers are chincy at best. I know that they get about $15/ea on eBay for a stupid...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
I'm with Mike. That twist in the gears needs to...

I'm with Mike. That twist in the gears needs to be considered before you set your distributor down. When it is right, your vacuum advance will be comfortably centered when the points juuuuust open...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 12-01-2011, 12:02 AM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Without hesitation, RUN to the auto parts store...

Without hesitation, RUN to the auto parts store and buy a new oil pump driveshaft. Rule of thumb: whenever changing your oil pump, get a new drive shaft too.

All oil (from the bottom of the pan)...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-30-2011, 09:55 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
Thanks for the pictures, Dave. To me, looking at...

Thanks for the pictures, Dave. To me, looking at the pictures, I can't imagine anyone putting heads back on, this dirty and gummy. If this engine was overhauled, it was certainly a very looooooong...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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Posted By simplyconnected
And the more I find out, the more I realize I how...

And the more I find out, the more I realize I how little I know.

David; alright, now we're getting somewhere. The engine is an 'unknown'. ALWAYS assume nothing, and start troubleshooting at the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
Don't be disheartened, Dakota. The reason...

Don't be disheartened, Dakota. The reason distributor gears are beveled is to make sure the natural rotation pulls the distributor down.

The consequence is, it cannot drop straight down upon...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-27-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,583
Posted By simplyconnected
The reason it hangs is because the oil pump drive...

The reason it hangs is because the oil pump drive shaft is hexagon. The fact that your distributor hangs is GOOD, because it proves the driveshaft is there.

It isn't 'meshing' with the...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
Joe Johnston & Davidmij, thanks for the kind...

Joe Johnston & Davidmij, thanks for the kind words, but i am honored to help our restorers. This is practical knowledge that's hidden in the shop manuals, but the info is there if you think about...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-25-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
Very good, David. Those instructions pertain to...

Very good, David. Those instructions pertain to ALL V8 engines, even though the firing order may change. For example, a Chevy uses 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 firing order. Notice that #1 and #6 are opposite?...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
David, I would normally start by verifying the...

David, I would normally start by verifying the timing chain is set right. For now, I will shoot from the hip and assume it is***.

At TDC your rotor should point directly at #1 (not half way to...
Forum: 1958 To 1960 Squarebirds - General Technical Discussion 11-23-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By simplyconnected
Your distributor cap should have a "1" on the top...

Your distributor cap should have a "1" on the top (and no other numbers). This is #1 spark plug tower.

Just to verify, crank the engine to TDC then pull the distributor cap off. The rotor should...
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