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  1. Nickietam

    Pinto Valve Timing

    I have been unable to start my Westy after replacing the cylinder head and would appreciate any help to get it up and running again. I have a Westfield SEiW with a 2.0l Pinto engine and twin DCOE 45 Weber carburettors. The bottom end is unmodified, save for a lightened flywheel and I decided to improve performance by adding a big valve cylinder head and uprated camshaft. I purchased a Stage 2 unleaded head and a Kent GTS1 camshaft from Burton Power. Burtons fitted the camshaft to ensure the geometry etc was correct. I removed the old cylinder head and fitted the new one without any difficulty and set up the valve timing using the Full Lift Before/After TDC Method as follows. Established TDC on No1 Cylinder Fitted Timing Disc to crankshaft pulley and set to zero degrees. Adjusted Auxilliary pulley so that distributor rotor pointed to No 1 cylinder Fitted and tensioned timing belt Released vernier pulley on camshaft so that it rotated freely Rotated engine clockwise by 108 degrees (the quoted value for full valve lift) Turned camshaft so that inlet valve on No 1 cylinder was at maximum lift Tightened vernier pulley Torqued everything up Turned engine over by hand without issue. But it refuses to start. I have tried advancing/ retarding the ignition slightly but to no avail. I have a healthy spark and fuel seems OK. I have run out of ideas and would appreciate comments on my methodology or anything else that I may have forgotten about or failed to do. Thanks in anticipation. Alastair.
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