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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1437909 Wed Jan 19 2022 06:13 PM
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This is what I notice is different

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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1437918 Wed Jan 19 2022 06:52 PM
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Pulled dizzy out, no other 'shoulders' for vac ring to sit on:
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/38856/filename/20220119_133746.jpg[/img]

Took a rough measurement to oil pump too, looks like it should sit right down on the ring, so will address that soon.


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438023 Thu Jan 20 2022 03:16 PM
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Spun the oil pump until it seeped out the rockers. Last one took a bit before it dribbled out. Didn't have the filter canister tightened down so a nice oil mess.

I have the flywheel on the ball-bearing with Poston at the top, but how do you tell if the valves are closed? They all look the same to me...
[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/38887/filename/20220120_100722.jpg[/img]


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438027 Thu Jan 20 2022 04:29 PM
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Put you thumb over the empty #1 spark plug hole. Bump the starter over until you feel the upstroke of the piston force your thumb out. Now your on TDC of the compression stroke on #1 cylinder. Wire from there.


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438036 Thu Jan 20 2022 06:17 PM
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Did you adjust the valves after assembly.


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438042 Thu Jan 20 2022 07:01 PM
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Thanks Martin - Not sure how many times I've read that in forums, still got by me when actually doing it.

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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438044 Thu Jan 20 2022 07:06 PM
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You can also check by the timing mark on its mark,rotor on distributer pointing to fire on number one cylinder and the number one valves both closed ,no rockers pushing down on the valves.


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438080 Fri Jan 21 2022 12:31 AM
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Problem with a new build is you might not get the distributor in right to mark location. Tonight I rolled it to TDC and set the distributor back in it. Also adjusted all the valves again. I was right with the position of the distributor after all. I could feel when it was hitting the top of the pump, versus when it went down the extra 1/4" or so. Buttoned it all up again and hit the starter. I got a few pops, but the battery seemed to be low. I put a 12v jump on it and gave the distributor a slight twist and it took off right away. Only ran as long as it took me to walk around it and turn it off. I have to get the exhaust rebent to fit the new manifold, so it's super loud. Very gratifying to hear it run. This weekend I will open the doors and do a quick timing adjustment. I still have to get my rad back from the shop, so won't be running it for very long.

Since rad is next, I'm working to patch the cross member where it was worn right through. Got some welding and drilling to do...

[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...umber/38898/filename/20220120_185928.jpg[/img]


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438083 Fri Jan 21 2022 12:45 AM
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Good job thanks for the update the suspense was killing me .you will be itching for the snow to be gone to go for a ride in the spring.


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Re: 1948 Thriftmaster 3/4 ton - Poncho engine swap
Goach2 #1438086 Fri Jan 21 2022 01:12 AM
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Seeing that it a fresh build if your not planning on it already , it might need a proper break in period along with some break in additive .

John


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