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  1. If the heads were milled, wouldn't the pushrods be too long. That being the case, why would I have so much clatter? They did replace a few bent pushrods but I have no idea how they decided on length. I will call in the morning and ask.


    Is there an option to buy a rocker arm that can be adjusted to set gaps properly? I will take the car elsewhere to do this. I am getting a bit frustrated with the whole thing to be perfectly honest because I turned in my lease and I don't have time to leave my car in the shop. I should not have had to adjust rear and front float but I did. This is really starting to piss me off. Went and asked my friend about his newly rebuilt Cleveland and he sold the car a week ago with engine for 1600, I was bumbed because it was going to be mine.

  2. Went to a bike show in Genk back in the 90's. First time I ever saw families and strippers dancing together in the same place. It was interesting for sure. I like the idea that the people aren't stupid prude. Interesting attempt to save 4000 jobs. Good luck to them.

  3. Changed to 20/50 vr1 racing oil and it is significantly quieter. I was going to go out and check the top end but I spent 3200 dollars for my car to run right and I am going to let them do it. I want them to figure out where the oil is dripping from too. The car was a clean car prior to work and he said they had a tough time with timing chain cover and it appears that is where the oil is coming from. I wil give them a shot and see what happens first. I am surprised how much better it sounds with 20/50 oil.

  4. I love the show and would gladly watch this episode. I would drive Mustamino gladly. They are knuckle heads and crazy stuff happens when you are out having some fun. Don't really know why a changed number plate even matters. People need to lighten the heck up and enjoy the ride.


    I suppose poking fun at them with a poor reference to the Falkland islands was in bad taste but I suspect they thought nobody would notice.

  5. I thought the same thing on the valve train noise especially since I just spent a crap pile of money to have the heads rebuilt. New cams and lifters and it goes glickity clack all day long. Has ZPD additive from summit plus high zinc oil. I drive the car, that is my break-in. Please tell me what I am supposed to do now. Engine work has 6 month warranty.


    I bought this cam and lifter set. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-K5200


    Fixed position rockers.


    Would love to know what the proper breakin is. He told me to change oil after 1000 miles. I am at about 250. IS there anything I need to do now? It is noisy but I have no experience with clevelands and this is my first, it is a lot quieter than before and thus it seemed odd but nod alarmingly odd.

  6. I spent the day trying to get the carb right. It now has fuel when it needs to, I suspect a day of jetting might be in order next. I am really tired of messing with the car right now. It has been a really money pit but I am now finally close. Going out to change the starter in a minute once I figure out what side it is on.

  7. I was trying to figure out why it feels like my car is falling over when I really get on it. I was adjusting floats when I noticed the fuel coming in bursts. The fuel pump looks to be pumping in a way I would not expect. With an 8 pound pump I would expect to see continuous flw and not this. Any thoughts. Engine is awful noisy considering I have new heads, cams, lifters, and and and. Here is the video.



    Second question. What the heck is this thing?

    Forgot to publish. Should work now.


  8. Well, I weighed my options and I am having them build a new backend to my exhaust including H pipe and Quiet Magnaflow mufflers. Thanks for all the great suggestions. This car is getting really expensive really fast, will it ever end?

  9. Will a stock exhaust mount to it do you need custom exhaust h pipe to work?


    Would like to better understand about the comment regarding the H pipe. Is it easier to tune a car with an H pipe as well? I feel my tuning could be better but with stupid big pipes and zero back pressure I think I am tuning against a target that can't be reached with the exhaust. On my Harley reversion and exhaust dynamics are one of the big HP robbers.

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