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RE: Valve Timing Question

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Subject: RE: Valve Timing Question
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 12:52:00 -0800 (PST)

From: mgs-owner
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Subject: Valve Timing Question
Date: Sunday,January 14,1996 7:56PM

Hello again,

   I am happy to report that the MGB engine rebuild is about finished!  I
had a problem earlier with oil pressure, but after many suggestions from
the list, I fixed the oil pump gasket and all is well.

   I ran a compression test today and I measure 180 lbs +- 5 lbs on each
cylinder.  After adjusting the timing, the engine is beginning to smooth
out, but still runs rough with a distinct lack of power.  I suspect that
I'm still having carb problems, but I do have a question.

   If the valve timing were off, would I still get strong even
compression across all 4 cylinders?  Its my guess that good compression
shows that the valve timing and valve settings are all fine, but I'm
curious what everyone else thinks.
Your compression would probably be off. Did you properly dial in the cam?
John Van Valkenburgh
Raleigh, NC   1970 MGB

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