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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Long time no see!

Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted here. Life has been moving fast, with lots of work to do. The fact that I haven't had much to post is due to a few different factors:
  1. I haven't had much free time to write.
  2. It's winter - hard to work on cars in your driveway during unpredictable weather.
  3. Barney's been running well, and I'm just driving him (hey, there's a concept).
  4. I've taken over as Administrator of the Studebaker Drivers Club Forum.
It's not that there aren't things on Barney that still need to be done - it's just that I don't have time to do much wrench turning right now. But there should be some stuff coming down the pike.. don't give up on me yet, folks! Watch this space :)



  • can i ask clark a question about studs timming marks on a 62 lark, Anton south africa

    By Blogger Anton Tredoux, at 12:02 AM  

  • Sure Anton, ask away!

    By Blogger Clark, at 9:16 AM  

  • The real tdc and the marks on the flywheel dont make sense or line up. I found tdc with the no1 piston at tdc then marked flywheel but it is far away from factory mark !! why

    By Blogger Anton Tredoux, at 12:42 AM  

  • I found tdc with no 1 piston but the mark is far off from the factory mark why is this ? The engine is original

    By Blogger Anton Tredoux, at 12:45 AM  

  • Anton, is there a chance that your engine has been rebuilt or had the timing gear changed? If so, the indications on the balanacer may not line up.

    The timing gear on V8 engines is a Celeron (fiber) gear, and after many years they do wear and need replacement. It would be unlikely for the timing gear to have jumped a tooth (like timing chains do), they'll strip before that happens.
    But they do wear, and on a high-mileage engine the marks may not be much more than a general reference for TDC.

    Also, just thought of this: When you're on the UDC mark and you find NO clearance in either no. 1 valve, that probably means you are actually on cylinder no. 6 firing position. Remember, in a 4-stroke engine, the crank revolves twice for each complete engine firing cycle. turn the crankshaft one full turn to get in no. 1 firing position and see if that cures your problem.

    By Blogger Clark, at 10:05 AM  

  • Yes i am pretty sure i had no: total up and firing, both Valves loose on tdc , i am going to recheck. Not sure if the motor is original but i think so. People talk of a swopped out pully maybe.

    The reason for my worry is the car had burt valvues , burning behind the valvues, dont want this to happen again,

    By Blogger Anton Tredoux, at 4:10 AM  

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