I am done with assembly of the engine. Yesterday I finished the valve setting and got ready for the intake to be put on. I set the valves at .022″ Intake and .024″ Exhaust. The Cam Card calls for .026″ and .028″ for the “Hot” settings. They will loosen up some when the engine is run and bought up to Normal Operating Temp.. That is when I will set them to the correct valve lash.
I have two things that must be done before I am ready to swing the engine back in place. These are not really stopping me, but I am going to change the filter in my transmission and rebuild my carburetor. Coan rebuilt the Torque Converter and found nothing wrong inside. It had over 400 runs. It is a 5700 stall, spragless converter.