Lotus Elan

Cam timing

PostPost by: steveww » Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:30 pm

I know the theory of cam timing and I have done it on other engines.
What I am after is some practical hints and tips on how to do this on
the Lotus twinc. The main problem I have is figuring out a way to mount
the dial gauge to read MOP from the cam bucket, there is not a lot of
room. How do other people do this?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:31 pm

Steve
what i do is place a magnetic stand on a small piece of 1/4" plate across the centre of the head and read the cam followers from there.
John


Steve Waterworth <***@***.***> wrote:

I know the theory of cam timing and I have done it on other engines.
What I am after is some practical hints and tips on how to do this on
the Lotus twinc. The main problem I have is figuring out a way to mount
the dial gauge to read MOP from the cam bucket, there is not a lot of
room. How do other people do this?

--

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PostPost by: "Tim Engel" » Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:48 pm

That... and use a dial indicator that has a long wand so it can reach in
past all the congestion with a slender finger and touch the tappet..

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Steve
what i do is place a magnetic stand on a small piece
of 1/4" plate across the centre of the head and read
the cam followers from there. John
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PostPost by: "Sean Murray" » Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:01 pm

John,

5" x 5", drilled in each corner to bolt on to the inner cam cap studs ? Just like mine.

Sean Murray
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Steve
what i do is place a magnetic stand on a small piece of 1/4" plate across the centre of the head and read the cam followers from there.
John


Steve Waterworth <***@***.***> wrote:

I know the theory of cam timing and I have done it on other engines.
What I am after is some practical hints and tips on how to do this on
the Lotus twinc. The main problem I have is figuring out a way to mount
the dial gauge to read MOP from the cam bucket, there is not a lot of
room. How do other people do this?

--

Regards,

Steve Waterworth
***@***.***
"Sean Murray"
 

PostPost by: "elj221c" » Sun Feb 06, 2005 7:05 pm

Almost the same as John. Steel plate, magnetic base, slim extension
on dial gauge but bolted through a corner of the plate on number 4
cam bearing retainer stud.
It's much easier if the engine isn't in the car as well!
Roy
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