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  • 06-26-2016, 04:59 PM
    ol guy
    Quote Originally Posted by StraightV8 View Post
    just headed back outside to start cleaning up the heads before putting the covers back on and noticed that on one side more than half of the pushrods have rust on them, ranging from mild to severe. I'm cleaning them up as best I can in place, do I need to pull the heads to get everything apart and clean them back to zero?
    Thats the condensation and sitting taking its toll. Do you have saddle valve train, or adjustable. If saddle just remove and clean but when you retorque do it slowly to let the lifters leak down and not bend a push-rod. M
  • 06-26-2016, 04:36 PM
    StraightV8
    just headed back outside to start cleaning up the heads before putting the covers back on and noticed that on one side more than half of the pushrods have rust on them, ranging from mild to severe. I'm cleaning them up as best I can in place, do I need to pull the heads to get everything apart and clean them back to zero?
  • 06-26-2016, 04:26 PM
    StraightV8
    oil level was normal
  • 06-26-2016, 03:55 PM
    Heatseeker
    How high was the oil level on the dipstick? If it was normal, you probably are good to go. If it was excessively high, you might have a problem.
  • 06-26-2016, 03:31 PM
    StraightV8
    Those were kind of my thoughts, the whole valve assembly is just smeared with the stuff though, springs, lifters, pushrods, the whole 9 yards. Only the top of the dipstick had it though like you said, and nothing out of the pan showed water, so I'm thinking you're right. I'm going to clean it up and put it back together and start looking at the pressure sensor, see whats going on there
  • 06-26-2016, 03:14 PM
    ol guy
    Milkey valve covers is nothing more than condensation. Shows up band with chrome valve covers. As far as the dip stick goes if it is just at the top same issue. Fords are notorious for it. You say the oil drained clean? Don;t sweat it and worry more about getting the wiring squared away for correct readings then worry about the carb. M
  • 06-26-2016, 03:03 PM
    StraightV8

    '76 Eliminator - Water in oil? and other issues

    Hey all, took my new to me Eliminator out for her maiden voyage yesterday and got a couple of kinks to work out, the one I'm most worried about is milky oil under the valve covers. Drained the oil and didn't see anything from the pan, but it was milky on the dipstick and real bad when I took the valve covers off. Blown head gasket? It's a 460 btw. Also had low oil pressure all day, but no clattering of lifters and temp stayed at 150 all day, except for a minute or two when she ran up to 200 when I sucked some weeds up.

    Also seem to have a carb tuning issue, she'll die every once in a while if I let off the throttle too quick at speed.

    I'm not sure where the water would be coming from, whether the old cover leaked before I got it and it got in that way, or maybe I'm getting reversion from the bassett headers, or I blew a gasket when she overheated.

    I don't know that the oil pressure gauge is reading true or not either, that's one of the things I need to look into, I'm 95% sure the tach isn't working correctly, speedo works intermittently, and fuel gauge doesn't work at all, so it might just be some wiring or a gauge issue

    Any thoughts?

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