standard lift cam going in i take it?
Yeah standard cam - the price difference between a standard cam and something like a Torquemax was something I couldn't really stretch for right now. One day maybe... Marty has one in his and he has been impressed with it.
The mesh in place underneath the valance cover below the windshield tells me all one needs to know about this P38 owner and his attention to the vehicle.
As an aside, the cam shaft resembles an iron bar more than what it is supposed to be...
Best of luck with repairs.....
I'll take that :) I do like to keep on try and keep on top of things - cosmetically... the car is in need of a fair bit of attention these days. But mechanically and functionally - even the non-moving things like a mesh to keep junk out I like to keep in order. Plus... I'm sure we've all seen how much crap can build up under there if its missing!
It's also why strange little noises have resulted in this kind of tear down on more than just this car...
Looking at the state of that cam and followers, I'm wondering if the chirping squeaking noise wasn't them running dry for some reason?
It may well have been - one of them certainly didn't appear to be pumped up properly on removal. The oil galleries look okay though, so I can only put it down to a failed or bunged up lifter/follower.
Unfortunately due to some kind of pandemic, my Island4x4 order hasn't been despatched - but apparently it should early next week. Till then, I'm working through things like cleaning the sump out, cleaning the lower inlet manifold and blocking the LPG jets etc. Next up will be repair to the petrol injector wiring loom and some tidying in the engine bay.
Well, that escalated!
It sounds like you'll have a really good engine when you're done :)
It did a bit :P Hopefully it behaves!