<VV> Engine issue

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Nov 29 14:25:31 EST 2010

Hi Bill,

You should check and see which engine you have exactly, and if the distributor is correct for the engine.  18 degrees initial sounds like a lot to me too.  Perhaps a TDC check is in order too?

As for #2 having the problem, detonation can be the result of overheating.  Make sure you have the cover for the oil cooler installed, if not that is most likely your cause.


Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
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On Nov 29, 2010, at 10:22 AM, Bill Bicknell wrote:

> When I replaced the first piston, I also changed rings and bearings and
> timed the camshaft to the crankshaft as accurately as I could determine.
> This seemed to be a challenge.  I used keyway positions checking with
> machine squares.  Since such advanced distributor timing is required, I am
> still wondering if this is an issue.  What is the best technique for this
> timing operation?  But why did the same cylinder position have the problem -
> coincidence?

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