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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, california, USA   USA
Ryan,

You're the first guy I've ever heard of who has adjusted his timing by rebuilding the motor, I usually just use a timing light after a static set. It seems a bit like killing ants with atom bombs, but whatever works I guess.

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oldwarhorse Ryan Hadskey
Memphis, Tennessee, USA   USA
It was off considerably..

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ozhealey Tony P
Canberra, ACT, Australia   AUS
Ryan,

Great job, well done!

I totally get you rebuilding the engine and I for one agree with your method. Noting the cam timing was out a couple of teeth and you had compression issues and the "true" state of the engine was unknown to you, it is always good to have a rock solid foundation from where to begin the enjoyment of owning, restoring (dont touch the paint and look of the warhorse!!) and driving a Big Healey.

Cheers
Tony

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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, California, USA   USA
Congratulations Ryan. Perseverance always pays off in the end!!! Enjoy the ride.
Pete

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63mechanic Ted S
Langley, Bc, Canada   CAN
Ryan, coming late to the party...
I've read your posts and all the comments..
Quick question >???
Your low compression problem is this with the SU carbs installed or the triple Webers >???
Did you sort this out yet >???
Cheers Ted



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oldwarhorse Ryan Hadskey
Memphis, Tennessee, USA   USA
Ok, thanks everyone for the encouragement. Pete thanks for checking in on me periodically! As to the compression issue. When I had the SU carbs on there with butterfly's open I was getting low comp because of poor ring seating and glazed cylinder walls. I could put oil on top of cylinders and coax another 20-30 pounds out of em and that's when I decided to pull the motor and get rebuilt! Also the Weber setup looks great on your car!

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