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Flathead TDC?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My buddy is working on his old Willys truck with a flathead motor. Anyone have any tips for finding TDC? Tried the ballon trick but the motor is kinda old and not alot of compression and don't wanna have to pull the manifolds and head off to find either. Any help is appreciated
     
  2. jeffro

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    If the plug is in the middle of the jug use a tool like a screw driver to put into the spark plug hole and hand turn the engine until it stops lifting the screwdriver. TDC is mid-point between where it stops going up and starts going down. On the other hand don't they have an access plate to locate the timing mark on the flywheel?
     
  3. MNorby

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    This is what he said:
    Spark plug hole not in line with Piston on engine
    Cement floor cold and greasy did not want to get on back
     
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    Hey, I have a willys... Just tell him to do like me and junk the flat head and throw a 496 in /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've told him about your project and showed him your web site too. I think he is going for the original factor though /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Bah! Yeah, I've seen them restored to origional.... Can't beat that 50 horsepower... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    He was also thinking of cutting the top off to make it a convertable and using it is a modile duck hunting blind /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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