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Go to the parts store and get a oem style pump.
A 180 thermostat.
If the engine is not over heating at lower rpm and idle I do not think it's plugged.
Higher rpm heating is most times caused by lack of air flow.
Stock style fixed or clutch fan and shroud.
Hood to radiator seal, hood to cowl...
Welcome to a great sight.
Post in the welcome wagon and introduce your self,
We will need pics also, we like pictures.
Back to the starter.... so what did they give you ? Our local napa the kids head starts to smoke if you hit him with anything pre 90s.
Good thread Lloyd, to echo Greg yes there are a lot of crap lifters being sold.
I still think many break in problems come from spring pressure and install height, coil bind ect.
Mabey just me but it seems spring pressures have went up as lifter and cam quality have went down.
As kids in the...
Ron the pre 68 383 used a different size lifter/pushrod combo.
You can not mix the two, that's why the parts suppliers just list 68 and up.
You can use the newer 68 and up sets in the older pre 68 blocks as long as you use both new push rods and new lifters.
Fran, I can not find a thing wrong with that set.
I have not spun each roller but it looks good, gears have no odd wear ect.
But it was not going back in lol.
The battery powered stethoscope is back at the shop.
I'm going to grab it tomarrow and have another listen to the timing cover.
Well we got home from our trip.
I put the front of engine together this weekend.
New chain and gears, intake set ect.
Fired the old girl up and the noise is gone.
So, it was I think the comp chain and gear set ? That is the only parts changed and that seems to have fixed it.
Still has real good...
Henderson La. This morning and making our way to San Antonio.
Not to far left to go but have to unload 26ft. Of U haul lol.
My brother stopped at my place and was looking at my engine, he also is not seeing any odd gear wear on the cam and pump drive.
so I will order a new chain and gear set ...
Fran, the engine did set for 5 days. I know like you guys I would expect a little more oil on things. One plus I did take my hand and wipe the bottom of the crank gear/chain area and had oil on it.
So that's a plus.
After 4 yrs the whole engine , tops of heads , inside valve covers, ect are...
Yes that is looking dry on the gears and cover. Thanks Don & Fran.
Its pumping plenty up to the rockers and top end.
Last time running we looked at the gauge at temp, 35lbs idle and 65 when you give it some rpm.
What would cut flow down to the chain,and gears?
Slinger is on it and ok.