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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Is this guy a happy camper or what? :grin:

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Don't let the lack of a grin fool ya! We just fired up his engine to do the "break in". Sounds really peppy. After the break in run we proceeded to adjust the chokes as one was staying closed which is why you see him holding it open in the picture. I also told him that it sounded like it had a very loose valve on the 3-4 bank and it should be looked at. Well, it's a good thing we did look at it. :shock:

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Obviously whoever put this engine together failed to tighten the solid rocker shaft!!! We did take care of that and readjusted the valves. It quieted down a lot, of course. Time ran out and we called it quits. However, I advised him to not only double check the 1-2 bank next time, but also to take these pictures back to his engine builder and show him what we found. Had this happen to the exhaust rocker on #3 it would have been extremely damaging and he would have had to take the engine back to them! :???:

Anyways, the next "step" here should be the transaxle swap, "new" engine install, and drive it all home! :razz:

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Yes! What a wonderful feeling when your "new" engine fires up.

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damn I would have been PISSED!!! Glad it wasn't more of a mess.

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Elvis,
How did you adjust the right carb idle? I cannot access the screw because of the heater vent on the shroud. Did you just adjust it using the linkage? Also, how do you tighten the linkage once you have it adjusted how you want it?
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My right carb idle adjust was pretty much right on out of the box so I didn't have to mess with it. I know what you mean about the screw being inaccessible. When the linkage was set, I tightened the nuts on each end so they were locked on the shaft.

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