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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:26 pm 
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Looser setting means less overlap, and more cylinder pressure, and more low end torque. I always ran my stock cams at .015 intake and .025 exhaust.
I got excellent mileage, in the twenties, and the sound was just that sweet clatter of good solid cams. One advantage is that out of spec ones tend to stand out more, and really rap audibly.

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Aggressive Ted wrote:
Jopapa,

What was your mileage before you set the valves?
and what were they set at before you changed them?

I was getting 18 mpg at .008 and .016.
After switching to .010 and .020, it went way up!

So thats double weird! :roll:


Interesting! I just thought mine went down because I drilled out my jets :lol:

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Sam Powell wrote:
Looser setting means less overlap, and more cylinder pressure, and more low end torque. I always ran my stock cams at .015 intake and .025 exhaust.
I got excellent mileage, in the twenties, and the sound was just that sweet clatter of good solid cams. One advantage is that out of spec ones tend to stand out more, and really rap audibly.

Sam


I'll hafta try loosening them bit by bit to see if that affects mileage (and performance) at all for me. I figure I could start with the exhaust valves and leave the intakes where they're at for now, then once I find a good setting for the exhaust valves, work out the best setting for the intakes...

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Sam Powell wrote:
Looser setting means less overlap, and more cylinder pressure, and more low end torque. I always ran my stock cams at .015 intake and .025 exhaust.
I got excellent mileage, in the twenties, and the sound was just that sweet clatter of good solid cams. One advantage is that out of spec ones tend to stand out more, and really rap audibly.

Sam


I'll hafta try loosening them bit by bit to see if that affects mileage (and performance) at all for me. I figure I could start with the exhaust valves and leave the intakes where they're at for now, then once I find a good setting for the exhaust valves, work out the best setting for the intakes...

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I have been running mine set at .008 set cold intake and exhaust for a long time.

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'79 Maxivan 360 Offy Qjet Comp RV cam/rusting in the driveway.
93 D350 160HP Cummins Auto :-( Dually Clubcab needs a injector pump
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I have been running mine set at .008 set cold intake and exhaust for a long time.


What kind of mileage are you getting?

Is it as bad as Jopapa's?

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I was getting 20-22 without the air. I drilled out the jets and it dropped to 16.7. Best mileage I got with the stock 1 bbl and head with a cracked exhaust manifold and the same mufflers was 29.5 at 65mph. Most of the time it got 25.5. All my mileage has been on 93 octane.

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'79 Maxivan 360 Offy Qjet Comp RV cam/rusting in the driveway.
93 D350 160HP Cummins Auto :-( Dually Clubcab needs a injector pump
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Okay I've now got my valves set at 0.012 and 0.022. I'll slowly enlarge the gap in my exhaust valves until I see negative effects on my gas mileage, and then set them to what gave me the best mileage. Then I'll do the same with the intake valves. Hopefully this will help me find the best setting for my valves. I have a feeling I'm going to go through quite a few valve cover gaskets in the process here :roll:

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[quote I have a feeling I'm going to go through quite a few valve cover gaskets in the process here :roll:[/quote]

3M weather strip adhesive on the valve cover, and wheel bearing grease on the head side of the gasket. Old air cooled VW trick. You have to set the valves on a bug every 2000 miles.

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'79 Maxivan 360 Offy Qjet Comp RV cam/rusting in the driveway.
93 D350 160HP Cummins Auto :-( Dually Clubcab needs a injector pump
2005 Golden Couch Buick


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:40 pm 
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Not to hi-jack your post but what would a good cold lash setting be after assembling a new motor. Maybe .008 and .018? then hot lash after break-in?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Cold lash .012 & .022

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:35 am 
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Jopapa,

Let me know if your mileage changes with the wider lash.
Run another can of Seafoam through it too.

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