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I am interested in the engine your selling just send me details and prices. If yo want my email is email@example.com
I know it has been quite some time but I am curious how things turned out on your pushrod issue? I sent you a friend request....Charlie
Charlie, My name is Larry Tramel and I purchased the engine you are asking about. So far I disassembled the engine completely. The only thing I found was some minor damage from the pieces of broken pushrod. I'm reassembling it as we speak.I did replace all the lifters and will e checking the pushrod geometry to make sure it's correct. if you want any more information later own let me know.
Thanks a lot for the reply. I am looking at buying a cruzer that has a corvair engine so I am trying my best to learn as much about the engines as possible. Any thoughts on the cause of the failure? Poss push rods not the correct length or adjusted correctly or possibly installed upside down. I read folks had some differences of opinion on the orientation of the rods.....etc....
It is just a good learning experience for everyone to know what went wrong.
I believe the lock nut backed off they should have another jam nut to on top of the locking nut. If you use the the locking nut several times they don't hold as well. But I still want to check the lifter for breakage, also could be a week pushrod since it broke into. I will keep investigating .But it's not really important because I am going thru the complete engine an will be checking everything as I go. Feel free to contact me anytime.