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Big D
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posted 10-03-2002 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's my new 302 too..

It really wasn't the Cams fault.. The bushings in the distributor shaft started comming apart causing the shaft to lock up.. Resulting in the Cam Gear eating one side of the distributor gear..

After turning the motor over by hand,, it appears that the Cam Gear did not get damaged..

I know we are going to have to clean out all the metal peices from the bottom end.. Is there anything else we should check that might be damaged..

The motor is a HO 302 out of an '85 Mustang. The motor was totally gone through before installation in my '66. It has a stock distributor and Duraspark system..

Your suggestions are more than welcome..

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68F100
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posted 10-03-2002 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No tips...just sympathy Sorry to hear the bad news.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-03-2002 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flush well Don. Use a lot of deisel fuel or kerosene.

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johnmustang
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posted 10-03-2002 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Flush well Don. Use a lot of deisel fuel or kerosene.



I understand the flushing , but , why deisel or kerosene

JOHN

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jsracingbbf
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posted 10-03-2002 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,
Diesel or kero has a lower flash point than gas or fuel. Oil is too thick to carry the small metal particles out of the Block. Lots of folks use kero in their parts washers.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-03-2002 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are petroleum based. Good cleaners that will not wash out all the oil.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-04-2002 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
They are petroleum based. Good cleaners that will not wash out all the oil.


SOunds like the root of your problem was not having a steel gear on your dist. You mentioned a stock dist. If it was a 66 without a steel gear, it quickly became wasted. Clean or replace the filter screen pickup and look closely at oil pump. What about a final rinse with tranny fluid, prior to oil?

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Big D
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posted 10-04-2002 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys,, We'll pull the pan today..

I intend to us a compressed air solvent nossle to get up in the engine and rinse everything down.. Will also rinse from the distributor cutout..

Pete,, The engine & distributor are out of an '85 Mustang..

How about the Trans Oil Final Rinse ??

Don

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