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Post by steptoe » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:45 am

On valve settings - that 15 thou hurts my ears ! 15 thou hot !! man, 12 thou cold was bad enough !! In the end I did them my way ...4 thou hot both and that was a start up warm up again between either each cylinder or each bank, though run the risk of things getting tight and maybe a miss if let its temps get higher than half way on water temp gauge

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Post by Brumby Kid » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:56 pm

steptoe wrote:On valve settings - that 15 thou hurts my ears ! 15 thou hot !! man, 12 thou cold was bad enough !! In the end I did them my way ...4 thou hot both and that was a start up warm up again between either each cylinder or each bank, though run the risk of things getting tight and maybe a miss if let its temps get higher than half way on water temp gauge
So my 0.015" is 15 thou... Are you suggesting that this is too big or small?
I do get a bit of a lifter/ rocker tap but just assumed this was normal.
Might play around with the clearances if you think I could go better, however the cam grinder did know the specs of the engine so would assume he could work out what was best

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Post by Silverbullet » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:02 pm

Brumby Kid wrote:So my 0.015" is 15 thou... Are you suggesting that this is too big or small?
I do get a bit of a lifter/ rocker tap but just assumed this was normal.
Might play around with the clearances if you think I could go better, however the cam grinder did know the specs of the engine so would assume he could work out what was best

Cheers Cam
15 thou hot would be waaay to big. I think 15 thou would be the cold setting. 1 thousandth of an inch is .025mm so 15 thou is nearly .4mm and if there was this much clearance at operating temp you'd have one hell of a racket! :eek:
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Post by steptoe » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:06 pm

1/1000th of an inch, is half of 2/1000th of an inch, every 1/1000th of an inch, gap gets bigger (by a bee's dick) so yeah kid in school that should be still fresh on fractions I reckon 15/1000 is a bit on the big gap side. Done my last ones at 6/1000 and 8 thou cold. Yet to drive it, started up, ran to op temp for HG retension and that's it so far.

I may need to correct 20/60 cam lift is 0.225" not 0.235" that I may have quoted, think that was rserved for the 16/56.

While on EA81 cam profiles, Willy has noticed the twin carb EA71 of 81,82 MY ran quite a big difference in its timing

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Post by Brumby Kid » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:10 pm

steptoe wrote:so yeah kid in school that should be still fresh on fractions I reckon 15/1000 is a bit on the big gap side.
Oh shush you! I have a fancy calculator and deal with shares, investments, homeloans, and stats hahaha

What would your advice be? I don't want to burn out my valves. Would I be losing power as it is? (I hope so lol)
Will take a video on my big camera and upload a link for you guys to see what you think

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EA81 Rebuilt by Tony Knight from knight Engines
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Post by steptoe » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:46 am

yr12 maths :D , you might be perfect buyer for my 1200 page book intro to calculus :p

bet your calculator don't calculate dates entered and number of days between !

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Post by Brumby Kid » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:13 pm

Hahaha I managed to escape calculus, no idea what it even is
Probably not, though it will calculate everything to do with your homeloan, stats, and draw graphs... if you know how lol
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Post by Brumby Kid » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:49 pm

Alright so here is my dodgy video haha
It sounds a lot worse in the video than it actually is...
If you guys think 15 thou is too big, then what would you recommend? I don't want to wreck them.
Yes I know my oil can and breathers are dodgy but I don't know what else to do to avoid blow back/by (the normal one) and oil everywhere in the engine bay without the stock filter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWew4a1 ... e=youtu.be
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Post by Silverbullet » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:03 pm

Hmm well I can't hear much over that deep rumble so I guess that's a good sign :) If you set them to .015" hot I would have thought you wouldn't be able to hear yourself think...maybe your custom engine is bending the rules ;)
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Post by Nubaru » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:26 pm

I used the term chaff cutter in the search window top right of screen before I set my tappets
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Post by Willy Fisterbottom » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:08 am

Nice air cleaner :-)
I noticed the black rocker covers.............does this have hydraulic lifters?

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Post by Brumby Kid » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:41 am

Silverbullet wrote:Hmm well I can't hear much over that deep rumble so I guess that's a good sign :) If you set them to .015" hot I would have thought you wouldn't be able to hear yourself think...maybe your custom engine is bending the rules ;)
Hahaha yeah it has a nice intake roar, exhaust rumble and then just generally a bit noisy thanks to alloy heads i'm told.
Going to borrow a Rode' mic from school and get some good engine and exhaust videos for you guys :)
With what was shaved off the heads it was a total PITA to squeeze the intake back on as it was suddenly slightly too long so this should also affect the pushrod length/ rockers and clearances. The pushrods are the original ones.
Nubaru wrote:I used the term chaff cutter in the search window top right of screen before I set my tappets
Hahaha you mean the classic Subaru sound?
Willy Fisterbottom wrote:Nice air cleaner :-)
I noticed the black rocker covers.............does this have hydraulic lifters?
Why thankyou :) They were originally black and decided to repaint them black, now they are painted with mud :twisted:
I don't actually remember whether they are solid or hydraulic :???:
Will ask mud_king91 when he gets home tomorrow if he remembers from putting the pushrods in, I doubt the engine builder would remember.
Whats an easy way to tell?

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Post by Willy Fisterbottom » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:00 am

What year model is your Brumby? Late models with black rocker covers and elecctronic dizzies had hydraulic lifters, you shouldn't adjust the rockers.......... If you put new solid lifters in it will be OK but cams are normaly made for solid or hydraulic lifters and you have to use the right lifters for the right cam.

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Post by Brumby Kid » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:39 am

1991 with electronic dizzy
The engine builder got new lifters from memory they might be solid, but dunno :( then sent the cam off to his favorite grinder, CamTech Cams.
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Post by steptoe » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:43 am

Willy Fisterbottom wrote:What year model is your Brumby? Late models with black rocker covers and elecctronic dizzies had hydraulic lifters, you shouldn't adjust the rockers.......... If you put new solid lifters in it will be OK but cams are normaly made for solid or hydraulic lifters and you have to use the right lifters for the right cam.
When this goes through google translate from Japanese or American English it should not work into Australian English. My parts man has been with Subaru since he was a boy in shorts, and my first Brumby rolled onto our shores - has enough experience to suggest no EA81 came into Australian compliance with hydraulic lifters due to no parts listing.

One of us is a rumour monger :), one of us is mistaken, pretty certain parts man is good :)

My API imported from Japan as just a used EA81 had hydraulic lifters and used mild steel push rods were one piece with ends shaped by force of some sort. Solids I have pulled apart all had aluminium with mild steel end caps.

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