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Beth and Allen    Posted 08-02-2017 at 21:14:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Update on 360 cid AMC V8 Timing chain
  • I got the engine finished today. Last week I ask for help on a confusing issue on the timing chain on a 1983 AMC 360 CID V8. The book said to install the chain with the crank gear at 6AM with the cam gear installed at 3pm and there should be 10 links or 20 pins between those 2 points but I always installed timing chains with cam gear at 6am and crank gear at 12. Well here is the surprising part (BOTH). ways are correct. I pulled every thing off and reinstalled every thing both ways and turned the engine over by hand and checked the valve timing both ways, both ways are identical as far as valve timing.If you install at 12 pm and 6am then turn the engine over 1/2 a turn the gears end at at the 6am and 3pm point and visa versa. After looking at everything and spending an hour pulling apart and reinstalling I see how that works out. Thank everyone for their input and help on this. It will be a while before the jeep gets run, I convinced the owner to redo the transmission because he told me it wasn't shifting right and now is the perfect time to redo it, not after he puts the engine back in. God bless, Beth and Allen.

    carl nny    Posted 08-03-2017 at 21:30:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That is exactly the way it said in the Chrysler/Jeep book. Set at 12 and 6, turn to 6 and 3 and you should have 10 links or 20 pins. Glad you got it done..

    carl nny

    BlasterStumps    Posted 08-03-2017 at 21:14:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • we got to go camping for a few days. I see you got something figured out on it. cool.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-03-2017 at 00:46:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Guaranteed a new engine will blow a used weak trans. Glad to see it all worked out for you. Just curious if your going to get an oil primer and pre-lube the engine?

    Beth and Allen    Posted 08-03-2017 at 10:09:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oh Yes, I prelubed everything and primed the oil pump then used a drill to run the oil pump to get oil flowing thru the whole engine, also oil fogged the cylinders and just stuck an old set of plugs in till he gets the engine in and ready to fire. I just hope he isn't too long getting the trans rebuilt before installing engine and starting. I don't like to leave an engine set too long after a rebuild before it gets run. It really depends on his wallet right now.God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Beth and Allen    Posted 08-03-2017 at 10:08:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oh Yes, I prelubed everything and primed the oil pump then used a drill to run the oil pump to get oil flowing thru the whole engine, also oil fogged the cylinders and just stuck an old set of plugs in till he gets the engine in and ready to fire. I just hope he isn't too long getting the trans rebuilt before installing engine and starting. I don't like to leave an engine set too long after a rebuild before it gets run. It really depends on his wallet right now.God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-03-2017 at 22:38:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Hope you rotated the engine while running the drill. I have a 881D engine waiting for me to get to. Right after a few other projects. Probably when the rain starts next month.

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