Author Topic: Camshaft timing out  (Read 988 times)

Offline Hercplt

Re: Camshaft timing out
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2021, 05:17:17 PM »
Way too much snow and salt up here for that... but I'll recheck the timing and start putting it all back together for sure..

Can't wait for Spring!

Thanks for all the help
1980 Mini 1000 (Canadian Spec).
998cc +60.  12G295 Head (ported, skimmed etc), VP7 Cam, Twin HS2.... sweet sweet 7.5" Cooper brakes!

Offline Hercplt

Re: Camshaft timing out
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2021, 07:01:39 PM »
Ok guys... I need a serious sanity check.  Now that I have everything locktabbed and torqued, timing cover on... etc...

I seems that when I timed the cam, the distributor was pointing 180 out, away from the #1 point... if that makes sense.  So, I rotate the engine and my timing marks line up right and now the dist is pointing in the right direction.

Question is;  If timed this thing at the wrong TDC using #1 inlet lobe... Do I still have it timed correctly?

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1980 Mini 1000 (Canadian Spec).
998cc +60.  12G295 Head (ported, skimmed etc), VP7 Cam, Twin HS2.... sweet sweet 7.5" Cooper brakes!

Offline MiniDave

Re: Camshaft timing out
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2021, 07:42:38 PM »
Take the valve cover off, rotate it to #1 TDC firing according to the valves, then see where the rotor is pointing. If it's pointing at #1 or #4?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline Hercplt

Re: Camshaft timing out
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2021, 08:00:23 PM »
I think I see what your getting at.  The head is off.  I'll use the pushrods in place and see.  I might just be overthinking this.

When I did the cam timing I clearly had #1 inlet open... and can that only happen on the intake stroke right?
1980 Mini 1000 (Canadian Spec).
998cc +60.  12G295 Head (ported, skimmed etc), VP7 Cam, Twin HS2.... sweet sweet 7.5" Cooper brakes!

Offline MiniDave

Re: Camshaft timing out
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2021, 08:54:37 PM »
Exactly
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad