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by jimsnjos
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Valve Cover Gasket Leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: Valve Cover Gasket Leaks

Thanks Bubba for your suggestion and I am prepping the cover and gasket today for hopefully a good installation tomorrow. It is interesting that the head surface on my 223 where the valve cover meets the surface is a non-machined casting more of a rail. I have seen other 223 engine heads where that ...
by jimsnjos
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Valve Cover Gasket Leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Valve Cover Gasket Leaks

Well, another question for you in my qwest to get my old 233 cu. in running well again. This time my question is, how do I get the valve cover gasket mounted to the head and not end up with an oil leak after a test drive. Sounds pretty simple but I have gone through 3, yes 3 gaskets and still cannot...
by jimsnjos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Proper valve settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Proper valve settings.

Thanks B RON CO, great and helpful information as I hopefully only have to work through this once.
by jimsnjos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: 223 cu. in. Oiler Tube Removal?
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

223 cu. in. Oiler Tube Removal?

I would like to remove the two oiler tubes that run up from the block up to the valve train and clean them throughly as I believe that sludge may be restricting the flow. Removing the tube holders from the top side is rather easy, however what are the proper steps to loosen and remove the lower end ...
by jimsnjos
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Proper valve settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Proper valve settings.

Thanks so much for your quick response and directions. Hope to get back on adjusting the valves tomorrow.
Will post my results.
by jimsnjos
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Proper valve settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Proper valve settings.

When I purchased my F-100 pickup with the 233 cu. in engine the valve train was incredibly noisy so I adjusted them to the factory spec. of .019". However afterwards the the rocker arm noise is just as noisy as before. My question is , is it harmful to the engine if I continue to use thinner an...
by jimsnjos
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mystery Noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: Mystery Noise.

Thanks fellas, both good thoughts and suggestions. The mystery sound appears to be coming from the top end, like the valve train. Thinking perhaps that it could be a weak valve spring? I have tried to duplicate the sound with the engine out of gear and bringing the rpm's up to speed but that does no...
by jimsnjos
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mystery Noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: Mystery Noise.

Thanks for your interest however right now I do not have the capability to record a video or the sound of it. Great thought however and I'll see if there is not a way to do so.
by jimsnjos
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ford Sixes
Topic: Mystery Noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Mystery Noise.

When driving my 55 F-100 with the 223 six cylinder engine, the engine develops a high pitch rattle or clatter just before I back off the throttle and shift gears. This noise does not occur under load, acceleration, or compression or when I let off in gear. I have checked and re-set the valves accord...