smoke out of the vent pipe..... i think serious or minor serious problems
minor serious, a stuck valve (pop the head, and valve cover and see....
more serious, a busted set of piston rings
Iy, yi, yi. It did stop smoking after a while. I also added drygas. Don't know why that would have helped.
I drove it around and made some minor adjustments to the timing.
As for the high idle. I found that I had to re-locate the accellerator linkage spring (it wasn't in the right spot to begin with.
Before I pulled the intake/exhast manifolds and repaired the linkaged, it needed about 10% off the min idle location to idle correctly. Now with that fixed, I had to put the sping in a spot that keeps the excelleration linage completely closed. It idles nicely now at minimal throttle. I think I had to open the idle adjust screw about a turn.
The bad news.... after the engine warms up, it loosed oil pressure in the rear where the take-off is. Oil flows very well in to the filter and the engine sounds good. I suspect the rear bearings leak like a sive, but who cares? The engine is 60 years old, has never been overhauled that I can tell. I suspect it needs rings too, although it had very good pick-up.
I am going to drive it like it is for two years and then will buy a re-built engine from Russel Deese for $2500 or what ever he charges at that time.
For now, I have the med-kit to mount and the spring top to paint and mount.
Since I had it, I replaced all brake shoes, all metal brake lines, all wheel cyclendars, all rubber break lines, the mater cyclendar, the fuel pump, added two fuel filters, replaced the oil pump, fixed the distrubutor, replaced ALL wiring, then most of the exhast system, the rear leaf springs, the bumperettes, all five tires, re-mounted the spare on the rear, major body re-work, added the shovel and axe, added the B/O light, coverted to 12 volts, re-painted everything and re-painted all the markings, re-worked the steering box, replaced the bell crank, added a stablizer, and probably much more.
It looks great. The engine (duh on my part) will have to wait a year or two; I am broke now <lol>.
It runs, not at its ideal, but it runs. The smoking stopped, don't know why, don't really care. Maybe when I had the oil pan off, I may have used engine de-gunking to clean out the inside. Quite frankly, I don't remember. If I did, maybe that is why I had so much smoke from the crank case??? Anyway, for now it stopped.