Fordmods Logo

Crow Stage 3 (AFTERMATH) 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 27 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Crow Stage 3 (AFTERMATH)
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

well the new cam and springs went in tonight. started around lunch and finished about 9-10. the first thing i noticed is that the idel wasnt actully too bad. just got that little bit of lumpiness too it. anyway ran it on 1500rpm for 10 mins and then took her out for a little drive. didnt really open it up yet because its still being run in (ment to be run in for 2 hours). but all i gota say is wow! this thing pulls f**k hard. wasnt inspecting it to push me back in the seat so much with only 3500rpm. took it to 4000rpm and still no lag (wow it just keeps going lol) gear changes are alot smoother, dont get that dead spot inbetween gear changes, feels like consistant power. all in all im very happy with the installation. the car itself is really starting to get moving now. cant wait to run it in and then really open her up.

one thing i did notice though is that the tappets are rather loud? iv herd its ment to be running for a while so the tappets can get lubricent into them again (because of the hydraulic) and we did have the rockers off to fit the springs. but we took it for a 20 min drive and still they are rather loud. now its either i need to run them in more or the tappets cant handle the valve lift? should i get new tappets? has anyone had the problem of noisy tappets after installing a rather warm cam? cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:21 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Nice work with the cam dude...have to post a vid link or audio clip when shes all properly run in...sounds sweet tho.

Not sure on the cam related tappet noises but i think a few guys have had this issue with multiple cam styles and makes when going decent ones.

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yeah its just a consistant click click click. not doing it harm but is annoying. see how she goes, probly end up pulling the rocker gear off and putting new tappets in her soon.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:06 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4401

Joined: 25th Mar 2005

Ride: BA XT, BA XR6T, ED Ghia 5.0

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Been watching your gradual buildup, I like it :) Good effort for a first car!

 

_________________

What's the difference between a Holden and a sheep? It's less embarrasing getting out of the back of a sheep..

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Do you know the number?
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:35 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 105

Joined: 11th Sep 2005

Ride: Falcon GLI

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

What is the part no. of your cam?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 927

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon EGas

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

The tappets should fill up again after not even 5 mins of idle. Maybe its time to go for a thicker oil or add a lifter cleaner, idle for half an hour then replace oil.

 

_________________

BA Falcon Futura on EGas. Stock as...

EF 5 speed manual; PH 4480 Pacemaker Headers; 2 1/2" Lukey Mandrel Bent System; Hi Flow Walker Cat; Stage 3 Crow Cam; ChipTorque Chip; 3" Mandrel Bent Intake; K&N Pod Filter; Low Pedders Suspension; 17" EL GT Champagne Rims; RPM Series Clutch

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:33 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

nah i dont think it would be that because they were fine before i installed the cam. when we are putting the vernier gear in we are going to put new tappets in her. cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:04 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 371

Joined: 28th Jan 2005

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

mate had same prob with tappets, what oil are u using? u will prob need to go thicker and all will be good, thats what he did and u can hardly her a thing now

 

_________________

EF XR8 - 5speed, Extractors & Exhaust

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:07 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3772

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 33 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

Did you ut new retainer clips in for the HLA's? if you didnt thats why it would be ticking
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:01 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

Don't need retainer clips, they're only needed for assembly. And can be substituted with tape.

MY new cam only ticked for a few seconds upon first start - again waiting for them to fill with oil again.

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 916

Joined: 27th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EL Futura

Location: Berri
SA, Australia

I'm not running retainer clips. Its a pain in the a** to put the HLA's in without them, but it is possible.

My car took about 5 mins of gentle driving for my tapet tick to disappear.

 

_________________

5 Speed EL Futura
Stock as a rock*
Image
A1 Oils - Synthetic lubricants: www.a1oils.com.au
* A rock that has been Alted

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3772

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 33 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

if the tappets move in the arm they are gonna make a ticking noise, even with retainer clips they can be a pain in the a** to get them in there firmly
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 4305

Joined: 6th Jul 2005

Ride: BA xr8 Magnet ute

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

im not going to bother doing the retainer clips. just gona get a new set of lifters when i put the vernier gear in
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:03 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 1037

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: V8 T5 Fairmont & BA XR6T

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

thats a costly proceedure

 

_________________

Dima, Mitch & Jay's RPD

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:00 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 1807

Joined: 6th Feb 2006

Location: CENTRAL
VIC, Australia

when installing aftermaket cams are diffrent shim sizes required ?
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 29 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names