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Old 01-25-2007, 01:16   #1 (permalink)
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Some 351m questions...

New to ford. Would you kindly point me in the right direction?
First what is the best way to check valve geometry on a 351m? I would also like to know any tips for aligning the front cover and removing/replacing seal after timing chain replacement.
The questions arrive from my Chilton manuel and do not want to buy/rent tools I may not need. The heads are rebuilt and the oil pan is off.

Anyways Thanks for any help!
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Old 01-26-2007, 00:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Some 351m questions...

Well, here is what I discovered. A simple check is to start top dead center number 1 piston and tighten rocker to contact with push rod. Then check how many rotations it takes to set nut on rocker stud. It should be between 1/2 turn and 1 1/2 turns or you have issues. Of course all push rods should be checked for being bent and oil passage flow. Follow fire order and check all valves.
I also discovered the front crank seal is a simple press out press in. I think with the oil pan removed there is no align issues.
I know this is a little low tech for this site, but I know no Ford and any more posts on this basic set up would be nice to hear.
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