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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:59 pm
by Errol62
It isn't the lighting harv. The three cathodes have a whitish grey deposit. I think that the only reason the others don't could be oiling.

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:50 pm
by Harv
Mebbe me, and I could be wrong. Modern fuel (post-unleaded) makes a tan deposit on Aussie cars running 50-0s-70s carbs. Often black/oily from seals an rings. White is unusual..

Again, could be very wrong. Have not tested a “white” set of plugs against a fuel ratio meter.

Cheers,
Harv

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:21 am
by Errol62
No but it goes on the dyno Monday week. It had fives in it but the tuner said to instal sixes.


FB ute fixer upper, EK van on rotisserie

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 4:13 pm
by Errol62
It's 32 in the shed. Fcuk that. Finally getting a taste of your weather Blacky and Neil.

Latest attempt to control rocker cover oil leak.ImageGasket bonded to head with JB Weld Ultimate Black RTV silicone.

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 5:57 pm
by Errol62
I've had these jugs off and on that many times. This time, I was able to get them off and back on again without even removing the filters by having the head sitting over an inch or so. The last and first thing is the rear choke cable, done with the intake resting sideways and upside down, on top of the detached cylinder head. I even kept the thermostat housing in place. Now I've just got to glue it back on the front with more RTV, and bolt the manifolds up.ImageI'll be glad when this is all done. Just want to drive the old boy.

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 7:19 pm
by gledge
Should be ready for a cruise to happy valley coffee and chrome in the morning


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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:59 pm
by Errol62
Run swim run community Surf rescue at Glenelg in the morning Glennn.

Got to get some plugs and set the rockers too.


FB ute fixer upper, EK van on rotisserie

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:26 pm
by Errol62
Looking at the old head. It appears to confirm my leaking valve stem seals theory. Exhaust valves really do look lean harv.

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 3:28 pm
by Errol62
This might helpImage

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:21 pm
by Harv
Richer needles needed methinks.

... or you could always install an EGR valve :lol:

Cheers,
Harv

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 4:45 pm
by ardiesse
. . . I would almost be inclined to check exhaust valves 1,3,5,6 for poor sealing - on the valve seat . . .

Rob

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:14 pm
by Errol62
Thanks for the comments, you two. Brand new head on now, all tucked up and running but for a slight fuel leak thanks to my dicking around with the fuel lines to improve clearence. No 6 pugs set to 0.060" per VH spec for the Bosch electronic dissy. Rockers set cold to 1/2 turn preload. I will sort the fuel leak in the morning and go for a run. Beer o'clock now.

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Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 8:20 pm
by FireKraka
Good stuff Clay looking forward to hearing how he goes with the new improvements, be nice to that new cam for a while :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:32 pm
by Errol62



Re: Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:51 pm
by gledge
I suggest you drive it up Willunga hill under full throttle and pull in the car park and pull a spark plug out and have a look mate .. that will answer some questions


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