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Old 11-20-2004, 23:04   #1 (permalink)
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Ok........I have taken the 68 for a drive....shoe its good to be back in the saddle

It needs some fine tuning bit its good enought to drive/thrash around in.

The verdict.......it seems to have better low down throttle response and a bit more two stroke like(due to smaller cam and tighter lsa)

Not as much torque(lack of webers), nice choppy idle(family/child friendly I hope)It still spins the treads in second at about 30mph but it just lacking that something.

No where near as loud, cannot cruise in 5th at 35mph any more it gets the kangaroo hop happening(maybe due to carb tuning but I am thinking the webers smooth out the cam and the old 650dp doesn't)

I couldn't wind it up too much around the local streets so I will have to wait until I can get onto a freeway on ramp and find out where it stops making power......should be interesting once I get the carb fine tuned.


I am running an alloy open 1 inch spacer but I will be changing to a 1inch 4 hole plastic type next week.

Its good to have it driving again but I am not overly excited about its performance........but you have to do what you have to do!
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Old 11-21-2004, 23:54   #2 (permalink)
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I have taken the 68 to have the hot lash done(yes I am a slacker) and on the way I gave it a bit of a wind up, before I new it I had hit the rev limiter 6700rpm.Geez I must have installed the cam a few degree's advanced

It definately revs up high but the torque difference is noticable.

It is hard to tell when the power drops off with this set up. With the old set up you could feel the slight power drop at 6200rpm then it was time to change.

It seems I am warming to the new set up..slowly!
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:36   #3 (permalink)
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Good to here you've got the Stang back on the road mine seemed to get a bit more low down after it had loosened up a bit but I think you've probably been spoiled by the webbers
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hey Dave, i've finally got your old cam dialled in and all is good. Matched up to manufacturers specs. I've got it set up at dot to dot, which is actually 4 degrees advanced. This will make the cam seem smaller. Maybe your new cam at dot to dot is zero degrees advanced, making it peak higher.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:18   #5 (permalink)
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I went and picked up the car today and on the way home at a set of lights the oil pressure dropped to 40psi at idle, the normal idle pressure is about 60psi.
When I got home I lifted the hood to see a haze/smokey look from both rocker cover breathers(more from the right than the left)
I turned it off and came back 20mins later and restarted it ,no smoke haze 60psi idle then gauage starts to fall and rise quickly over and over.

Engine temp normal and 80psi at cruise speed

Any takers for what may be wrong?

So far I have pulled 6 plugs all seem normal so far
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Crankcase vent blocked or not vented enough??? Is there much blo by ?? Too much or not enough oil ?? I won't mention things like broken ringlands / rings headgasget etc too depressing!!!
MAYBE some water/ coolant in oil and its the steam comeing up and out causeing this ? Bloody hope so !!! When engine finally got some heat into oil ....
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:49   #7 (permalink)
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Oil........correct amount
Crankcase vent..........1 oil cap/breather in each rocker cover.
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Some thing ?? Steam I hope ....Is there any moisture under oil cap ???
I hope its not mains...Sleep well tonight ???
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:20   #9 (permalink)
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No moisture I can see........sleep well? yeah I own a ford so I am used to it!
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