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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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I marked 90 degree increments with a magic marker (3, 6, and 9 O'clock) on the vibration damper, and that allowed me to more accurately place the crank/camshaft in the exact right position to adjust the valves....Cyl 4 was the last cyl I did on the first go around, and I had mistakenly adjusted the clearance to something like 015 instead of 007 or 010. Of course it was noisy! Now the valvetrain is nice and quiet again, and my vacuum gauge is nice and steady. Idle seems even a little smoother. As usual, it takes me 2 or more tries to get everything right, but persistence pays off. (Advice from the forum and Ross helps a lot!)
-Axle is also quiet again after tightening the nuts.

Posted on: 6/15 3:04
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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I had this heat shield off while adjusting valves, so before putting it back on, I thought I would apply some heat shield material. As long as it stays glued onto the bottom side of the shield, it should help keep the fuel pump a bit cooler.

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Posted on: 6/17 15:56
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Good Morning...How very clever...I wonder why the rest of us did not think of that! Ernie in Arizona

Posted on: 6/18 9:45
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Hi Ernie, glad you liked my first insulation attempt. That one is pretty invisible, and may only help a teeny tiny bit.
My latest exercise in insulation is a little more obvious. I will drive it for a while this summer and see if it brings any advantages or new Problems. It doesn't look very classic, but I did as neat a job as possible.....The devil will find work for idle hands to do. Not sure if that will stay. I don't really have heat problems other than a slightly rough idle when hot and heat soaked.

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Posted on: 6/28 15:27
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I've never had an issue with vapor lock even living in the inland valley of Southern Calif with temps north of 100f.


Usually, vapor lock occurs on the vacuum side of the pump as opposed to the pressure side of the pump.

Is the bend in your fuel line taking it too close to the manifold?

You can see on this early pic of my rebuild that the fuel line slants slightly towards the radiator before marking the turn towards the carb. This gives it a lot of spacing from the manifold.

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Here is another pic with the fuel pump shield in place.

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Posted on: 6/28 15:47
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Re: Mike's 53 Clipper
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Good point about that slight bend away from the exhaust manifold. I also have not suffered any vapor lock, but am kind of just experimenting with heat shielding. I may see if I can get a little more clearance from the manifold, that will not hurt.

Posted on: 6/29 9:05
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