……..too many of you to answer each one but let me say I have it all down and will work your ideas into our video instruction subject list.
Now all I need to do is DO IT! Thanks, let’s go there………..stay tuned. I really like a bio on our team members……this place is here doing what we do because of our talent, I’m proud to introduce them to you all.Restorations like this don’t just happen, it takes talent and a pile of work. The spare tire made the twin ladders given to Ruby…… I wonder what their idea was with this prototype twin ladder!
Timing chains are important. The original plastic tooth single row chain stretches at @ 60,000 mile….not maybe. The middle than is a replacement single row chain…..it will also stretch because of the increased valve train friction in our Olds motors. The chain/gear set to the right is a “double row” chain is much stronger to help keep from this chain stretching.But interesting, digging in to get to the chain, the double row chain pictured ALSO was very loose! Rats, looks like either there’s differences in double roller chains or we also need to check for a loose chain even with a double roller chain. We use only Cloyes 9-3113 double roller, true roller chain/gear sets. With our distributer turning backwards it seems the engineers were more interested in really accurate valve teain geometry……whats that? Check into the Cady motor many swap into GMC’s. Those motors are noted for weak drive trains…..Olds motors have better valve train geometry…….now you know. If your motor has more than 60,000 miles you really need to check your chain.
How? Pull off your mechanical fuel pump and check timing chain slap touching the chain with a finger thru the opening. You can also increase your motors reliability doing the chain and the fan clutch, fan belts, front main seal and water pump which come off getting to the chain. We call this “doing the front of the motor…..do it all up there….Just cause you think your coach doesn’t need that…..its running great! Hey, MY timing chain is loose….. Rev your motor and see if it takes a little for it to idle back down and idles smooth. A loose chain will let it hunt a bit to find idle again. Fusing a timing light” you will see the timing marks movie back and forth doing that rev. It’s real and it happens to EVERY Olds motor! Check this…….. I’ll cover how to renew your timing chain…..was a suggestion to make that video….thanks for the suggestion.
So Ruby you saw the double ladders is angling for a delivery to the port in Jacksonville soon for Ruby’s cruise home. She’s backed into the big house for her final punch list…….stay tuned.
Hump day….Wednesday…… I’ll do pics. Thanks for all of your support, come back tomorrow and see what mess we got into……see ya then.