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Offline Ace726

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Re: 18hp Oppy running Alky (engine, intake and ignition)
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 05:08:03 PM »
So I've got almost everything I need to put it all together and fire it up, gotta finish match porting, a little hone, and carb work this weekend. Got lots of boxes of new parts, all except springs (will be here Monday) and flywheel with hub (for delivery next week sometime). Pictures to come this weekend.
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Re: 18hp Oppy running Alky (engine, intake and ignition)
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 06:17:39 PM »
Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I need some insight here. My valve lash with the isky cam installed is WAY over spec.... Isky calls for .005 hot or cold on the intake and exhaust. My valves are measuring 13, 16, 20, and 21 thousandths. Stock cam valve lash is out of spec too... Calls for 3-5 thou on the intake and 7-9 on the exhaust. My STOCK valves measure 8 on both intake and 9 and 16 on both exhaust. Somebody have stock valve height and stock tappet height???? Don't want any catastrophic failure as I have over $1400 in this engine.
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Re: 18hp Oppy running Alky (engine, intake and ignition)
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2017, 04:30:38 AM »
You will have to weld the end of the lifters up,or buy new valves and hope they are long enough.
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Re: 18hp Oppy running Alky (engine, intake and ignition)
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 06:30:52 PM »
Id like to see this thing in Action. I remember there was an oppy in an FXS out in Iowa a few years back. It looked pretty cool.  If i had time, I would love to try and figure out something like that in an FXS. 
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