440 Camshaft drive FAIL!!!
So our rebuilt 440 with only 300 miles (at most) on it, developed a problem
when stopping at a traffic light, it wouldn't idle. It had lost 20 deg. of
ignition timing, so we twisted the distributor, and it ran well again. Then
a short time later it did the same thing again, another 20 deg. of timing
lost. We couldn't twist the distributor far enough, so had to pull and
adjust the drive gear, to get it firing at the right time, but this time it
wouldn't run quite right, and lost top end power.
We tried everything a group of us could think of, but in the end pulled off
the timing cover, to discover that the single bolt drive with 1 locating
pin had suffered a major failure! We hope no valves are bent, but are still
determining that, 2 chrome moly pushrods are bent, the timing sprocket is
trashed, and we are NOT Amused!!! These were all brand new name brand
parts, so why did they fail???
We will be going with a 3 bolt camshaft sprocket retainer this time!
My Mopar 440 cid 1st startup
My Mopar 440 cid initial start-up after we rebuilt it in automotive class
at Fayetteville Technical Community College in N.C. Installed all new parts
and bored .030. I put this engine in my 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee.
DJ's duster first weekend.
572 big block Twin F2 procharged mopar built buy steve morris engines and
Jakes performance fabrication
440 Charger re-build Part #1
Valiant Charger approaching completion after 3.5 years worth of rebuild.All
bodywork ,painting,fabrication engine build etc (for better or worse) was
done by myself including the painted graphics.
Engine rebuild part 2
Here is the link for the series on a DVD
setting the crank in place and checking to be sure everything clears
~ 1967 Dodge Coronet Start Up ~ Hughes Whiplash Cam ~ 440 Mopar ~
'67 Dodge Coronet, 440 Big Block Mopar, 518 lift cam. I chose my cam cause
I found that Barracuda with the 340 I believe that ran it with great
results and I gotta say... Nothing but good news big block wise, this cam
has one hell of a sound PLUS it really performs! Will be going racing this
weekend so we'll see what kinda 1/4 mile times it'll shoot out.
Thanks Hughes Engines, Manton Pushrods, and 440 Source. The only 3 stickers
on my side window!!