Proper engine break-in

Jon March

Member
What are the proper steps to take on a fresh rebuild? how soon on oil, what to tighten, etc?
Should valve lash be checked? head bolts torque check? other?
 

Jon March

Member
Thanks Steve! Great seeing you guys! -
Well, the time for this startup procedure, has passed a month ago - But I was told the head bolts need to be re-torqued, and maybe valve lash checked?

Also - with my running hot issue, ive been told to do a proper timing job...but I cant find anything here on the real and correct procedure for setting the timing - Gord and Dave did it by ear/feel, but isnt there a timing-light method, with a vacuum advance re-set/check to be sure that is correct?
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Timing book say 8 * but best performance is Premium gas and set as far as possible ahead with out a ping, But we have set enough to know where it is by ear.
HEAD bolts need to be re torqued at 500 mile or a month and then reset valves as rocker has to come off to get at bolts.
 

Jon March

Member
Thanks Gord! - Now those are a couple cool AMPHI "how-to" YouTube videos, that someone who knows how to do it ought to do with their phone aiming and explaining as they go!
 

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