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by DaxLaxV8
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Oil pump
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Oil pump

I believe the pressure relief piston has picked up and stuck open. I have had the same problem. Do not run the engine . Remove the pump and check that the piston is in the closed position. If not it has jammed. Find an engine rebuild company. They will hone to pump body and replace the piston and sp...
by DaxLaxV8
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Over heating
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Over heating

Paul I run the same engine, some tuning, and I have experienced overheating due to an airlock. I follow this routine:- Remove pressure cap Put cabin heater on full temperature and fan Start engine and watch for air bubbles When no more air bubbles, top up water level, don't forget antifreeze Replace...
by DaxLaxV8
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.5 Engine rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: 3.5 Engine rebuild

Aaron
How did the start up go?
Carl
by DaxLaxV8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.5 Engine rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: 3.5 Engine rebuild

The remove the dizzy and prime the oil pump with an electric drill is a MUST! Put the ignition on and wait for the orange light to go off as you spin up the pump. Take it from some one who knows the cost of that pump not priming quickly! You can use a 12mm socket and a long socket extension. Did you...
by DaxLaxV8
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?

I don't think there is a low cost option; other than to repair. See photo you can see the block connectors.
by DaxLaxV8
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: Ignition timing 3.5 with cam
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Ignition timing 3.5 with cam

I recently had mine rebuilt engine with the same cam set up on a dyno at 15 BTDC at 1000rpm tickover. And 32 BTDC at 4000rpm. Both without vacuum attached. Power at engine 201 BHP. This should give you a good start but without a dyno setup it will be difficult to know if optimum! Good luck!
by DaxLaxV8
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?

Both these items would replace my original part. However, my fix cost me an hour of my time.
by DaxLaxV8
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: V8 3.5 efi flapper throttle pot replacement?

Hi. I found that the wires get brittle and are subject to failure. I refurbished mine by carefully grinding down through the bakelite to the encased wires using a 3mm diamond tipped tool. I then carefully bent the wires up. This gave a reasonable length projecting through the top surface. I attached...

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