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Old 10-26-2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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Number 1 not firing when running.Changed plug. Changed coil. Coil sends spark not running engine. 1 wire was loose at timer at repaired. Appreciate help.

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Old 10-26-2020, 11:14 AM   #2
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What are the compression readings?
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:15 PM   #3
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What J Franklin said, maybe stuck valve. You could pull the valve cover off and take a look see. If it is, reach through the spark plug hole and tap it down. Don't pull the head off if you don't need to. There is a shortage of copper head gaskets. If burnt valve, guess no choice, head will need to come off, but be careful and try saving gasket.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:42 PM   #4
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Yes Ron what J and Red have stated, I bought my T knowing zero @ #1 and 48-50 for the other three.

I pulled the head and did get the exhaust valve to move again but after cleaning the carbon and looking @ the valve seats I had some work to do.

New cam, valves, adjustable lifters, timer, wiring ect but... it's running and driving again after a long siesta in a local shed.

Just an FYI, the good copper head gaskets are/have been on back order for some time. There now being promised hopefully B4 turkey day

Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:07 AM   #5
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If it is a stuck valve, try spraying with penetratingly oil before you tap down.
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:34 AM   #6
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I’m not clear on what you’re saying. Is it that you’re not getting spark at the plug when the engine is running? In that case it might be a worn timer surface causing the contact arm to skip at #1. It's a more likely cause than valves or compression or head gaskets. Please don't start pulling things apart just yet and send more info.

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Old 11-11-2020, 04:36 PM   #7
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I read on the other forum yesterday tha Langs and Snyders now have copper gaskets,

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I read on the other forum yesterday tha Langs and Snyders now have copper gaskets,

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Yes, got my back-order of 4 last friday. Ron...how are you making out with your ignition problem?

I have developed a slight brake band "chatter" when stopping and will be pulling the hog's head and re-lining my bands over the next few weeks, always something to do to keep'em going
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