Ah. Sorry, I've been away. First, of course, your distributor gear was incompatible with your camshaft, so will need repair or replacement.If you could elaborate on why I should, then I might consider that.
A carb that large will have reduced throttle response, and likely much poorer fuel consumption than a properly sized carb.We bought it like that and since it ran just fine we never bothered to change it. I was aware it is too big, but what are the actual cons? I haven't noticed any so far.
We are thinking of changing the carb when we have obtained a title. Currently we are just focussing on that for now. Thanks for the clarification though.A carb that large will have reduced throttle response, and likely much poorer fuel consumption than a properly sized carb.
Ah crap, just what I was afraid of.. How do I determine what kind of camshaft I need (in terms of lift size etc.)?
Thanks for the reply. We will discuss this and I will come back with the answers very shortlyA camshaft determines the personality of your engine so you need to decide that and then cam selection can be made.
Do you have emissions requirements?
Auto or Manual Transmission?
What gear ratio?
What kind of cam do you want flat tappet or roller (go roller)
Are you going to change valve springs or work with what you have (i'd change since whats on the engine is unknown)
Do you want EFI in the future?
Are you one of those silly guys that want the car to lope? even though that makes driveability suffer
Do you want torque? Max hp?
Tons of questions when it comes to cam selection that must be answered.
Phil, no worries there. We gotta do what we gotta do.This thread makes for a long read and a cautionary tale.
Steven...based on the whole post to this point and everything you have discovered about your engine. I would say that if I was in your shoes I would probably pull the engine and tear it down.
You mentioned fluctuating oil pressure, which while I can't explain may be an indication that the cam damage you see came from poor oiling. If so, there's no reason to assume damage was limited to the cam. The main bearings (crankshaft) may also be damaged.
Someone that knows engines needs to have yours on a stand, tear it down, find all the problems, and then you can made a decision on how to proceed. This "one step at a time" approach you've done to this point has been good...but as everything you look at seems to be FUBAR....time to jerk the engine and take it apart in my opinion.