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225 engine assembly

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by grannyscj, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Apr 23, 2013
    Project71-5

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    Good to hear!

    How did you go about setting the timing for the cam break in?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    grannyscj

    grannyscj Headed to the Yukon

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    I have a CA engine and it runs at 0*. I made a couple of marks and remembered where the rotor sat. Fired right up.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2013
    Cap-n-Cray

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    Excellent...:v6:
     
  4. Apr 24, 2013
    LT4NOW

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    Is a ballast resistor used with your electronic distributor?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    Project71-5

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    HEI distributors need a full 12 volts so the ballast resistor is not used.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2013
    grannyscj

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    What Joe said.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2013
    grannyscj

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    Project71-5

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    That sounds really nice, what muffler are you running?
     
  9. Apr 30, 2013
    grannyscj

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    Flowmaster 50 series
     
  10. Apr 30, 2013
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    Way to go Rocky! Nice! I like the way Flowmaster 50's sound. I have a 40 on my truck...too loud and way too much resonation. Yours sounds good!
     
  11. May 1, 2013
    grannyscj

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    Drove up to OKC today for a VA appt, ending mileage 400. Ran the trip back in DD to get the RPMs up. I stayed below 3k until 300 miles. Now will run hwy speeds from 3k-4k and greater than 4k is OK. That's getting up to 75+ mph so not a lot of places to do so. I'll find a few I'm sure. Break in will be complete this weekend and I can go sling some sand (sand quarry 1/4 mi down the road). I found the exhaust leak at the rear of the passenger side flange. Will probably live with it till after I get the tiller rebuilt.
     
  12. May 5, 2013
    grannyscj

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    Break in is over, old oil out, 5 qts of Valvoline VR-1 in and ready to go wheelin'. Still have some carb issues, probably accellerator plunger and I need to set the float better. I've had the engine up to ~4300 RPM and it runs strong all the way. Comp Cams says 5K redline. I doubt it will ever see it, not under power anyway. I can't wait to FI it. There is definitely room for more fuel.

    Well I've had fun doing it. I hope all enjoyed the adventure. It's always nice to do a show n tell for a group of like minded, intelligent, and courteous individuals such as you all.
     
  13. May 5, 2013
    Posimoto

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    Hey, I enjoyed the thread, Rocky.
     
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    69Willys

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    I really enjoyed it too. You did a great job with this thread. Thanks!
     
  15. May 5, 2013
    stich

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    What an insightful experience! Thanks for all the effort you put into this build thread. I still have a 231 engine that needs a rebuild if I ever get around to it. I'll definitely save your thread for future reference.
    Thanks Rocky
     
  16. May 5, 2013
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    yeah, great job, i really enjoyed following along with your rebuild:)
     
  17. May 11, 2013
    grannyscj

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    UPDATE: One final step I failed to mention. After break in retorque the heads. I did so today. There was no discernable movement of the bolts but its nice to check. I also pulled the air horn on the 2g to set float level and check the accelerator circuit. This is what I found.
    [​IMG]

    I guess I'll take the hit, but I am always very careful with carb rebuilds and double check everything as I go. Can't imagine how this happened. Have to wait on arrival of a new one. Screwed this weekend's planned wheelin' trip.
     
  18. May 11, 2013
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    I wonder how long it would have taken me to find that. Weeks of frustration...and blame. :shock:
     
  19. May 11, 2013
    rusty

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    Thank you for a very well detailed build. Well done.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2013
    68BuickV6

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    Way back on page 10, post 91, you mentioned torquing the crank damper bolt to 140lbs. Does it take a lot of effort to get it there? I just did mine last night with a 3/8 torque wrench and it seemed way too easy.
     

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