Today we were supposed to start checking the pushrod length but suddenly realized that the lifters desperately needed a thorough cleaning. Therefore we disassembled, cleaned, lubed and reassembled them.
This weekend we got a little bit of everything done.
First, I started to strip the old paint of the Weiand intake in order to get it ready for new paint. Didn’t really know what to use but after some intense Googling, I found out that CRC Gasket Stripper works pretty darn good on paint as well.
After that we mounted the new cam and got some bits and pieces back on the engine.
As the 308 heads has been milled about 0,078″ (or 2 mm’s) in order to raise compression, we’ll need to measure for new pushrods as well. Hopefully, we’ll get the heads and lifters in place this week so we determine the correct valvetrain geometry and order those pushrods!
Once the correct length pushrods has been ordered, i´ll go ahead and paint the block in orange!
Oh yeah, and I just got info that the container with my new wheels will arrive this coming week, so I´ll need to pick them up and get some tyres on ´em!
Have a nice week!
Last weekend we got lots of stuff done!
Once clean, it was time to paint!
Now we´ll focus on finishing up the 360 so we can drop it into the car!