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gnilrac

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Hi everyone.
So, i followed the excellent guide from the sceicento on how to replace cylinder head gasket.
First time i and ny sons ever did a head gasket,lol.
Im just concerned about the timing and would like some reassurance im on the right track,please
PLease see attached pics,thank you:)
 

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The cam sprocket lines up but the flywheel mark goes past TDC,is it ok as is cause i didnt move anything yet,it just lined up this way
The car started uo fine before i stripped the blown head gasket,so just wondering if i should leave it as is.
 
The cam sprocket lines up but the flywheel mark goes past TDC,is it ok as is cause i didnt move anything yet,it just lined up this way
The car started uo fine before i stripped the blown head gasket,so just wondering if i should leave it as is.
Move the flywheel so the mark is at zero and it will be good.
 
ok,is the flywheel mark more accurate than the one on the bottom plasic timing cover?
cause the timing mark cover was confusing me.

Then,ill rotate the crank by hand until the flywheel lines up with 0
Is one revolution correct?
Thanks for your reply
 
ok,is the flywheel mark more accurate than the one on the bottom plasic timing cover?
cause the timing mark cover was confusing me.

Then,ill rotate the crank by hand until the flywheel lines up with 0
Is one revolution correct?
Thanks for your reply
Yes the flywheel mark is much more accurate than plastic cover.

Two revolutions of crankshaft will make one revolution of cam shaft so you can check alignment again.
 
hi thanks for ur replies,really appreciate it.
I just got my head back from skimming and see the cam is of its mark by a tooth,probably from handling?
can i manually rotate the cam back to its mark before fitting,keeping in mind my tdc
thanks
 
hi thanks for ur replies,really appreciate it.
I just got my head back from skimming and see the cam is of its mark by a tooth,probably from handling?
can i manually rotate the cam back to its mark before fitting,keeping in mind my tdc
thanks
Yes
 
hi there,just quick update.
so i got the head on ,keeping the timing in was a bitch when tightening the tensioner.
but got it started.
only problem is my fuel not coming thru.
if i throw petrol down the carb it starts up first time,great to hear ,lol.
does the mechanical pump have a lever that connects to the cam ?
otherwise very glad its starting,bear in mind its the first time in my 45 years ive replaced head gasket and done timing like this on any car!
thank you jackwhoo
 
hi there,just quick update.
so i got the head on ,keeping the timing in was a bitch when tightening the tensioner.
but got it started.
only problem is my fuel not coming thru.
if i throw petrol down the carb it starts up first time,great to hear ,lol.
does the mechanical pump have a lever that connects to the cam ?
otherwise very glad its starting,bear in mind its the first time in my 45 years ive replaced head gasket and done timing like this on any car!
thank you jackwhoo
You are doing great and it is a pleasure to help (-:

I don't know the set up of your fuel pump
Post a picture of your fuel pump and I will try to help.

There may be a small rod that connects cam to fuel pump or a lever , but something has to operate the fuel pump.

If it was little round rod/pin they fall out of the head they fall out easily! Check floor , bench, machine shop that skimmed head may have it.

Good luck
Let us know how you do.
 
pic nr2 is my fuel pump.
im pretty sure there should be a lever operating the pump,can remember that ffrom reading old ford escort manuals.
this was a first time project for me and my sons together,they 23 and 19:)
im glad it went so good,thanks to ur help also,we enjoyed it and pretty proud of ourselves :))
im not gonna trip on them for not checking if the lever came with the fuel pump,i should have told them to check :(
could i just fit a electronic pump,cause they havent founf it in this last ten mins.
thanks buddy,really appreciate it,where do u hit the thanks button?
 
Just read your thread, I've done the head on my Uno Mia 1100 about four times over the years! There is a small metal rod that goes into a matching size hole in the head where the fuel pump bolts on. This rod rests on the camshaft and drives the fuel pump. Looks like your may have been lost. Good luck!
 
Just read your thread, I've done the head on my Uno Mia 1100 about four times over the years! There is a small metal rod that goes into a matching size hole in the head where the fuel pump bolts on. This rod rests on the camshaft and drives the fuel pump. Looks like your may have been lost. Good luck!
You are exactly right, op found the rod on the floor (miracle)
And successfully refitted rid and got engine running

Its in ops thread help with fuel pump lever
 
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