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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 00, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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when i fire up the rebuilt 69dz, after 5-10mins the #8 header begins to glow. i have double checked timing and mixture. motor now has a hydraulic cam and i'm thinking the valves need readjusting. i plan to check vacumn first. anyone else come across this. thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 00, 09:21 AM
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that is very bad... headers glowing means that the engine has leaned out(even on just that cylinder).check to see if that cylinder has any blockage(mouse nest?)

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Johns,
Not enough ignition timing can also cause this problem, although it will usually do it in all the cylinders. Check for a vacuum leak . Make sure the intake bolts are tight. Also, as you mentioned, if the exhaust valve is adjusted way too tight, it could be getting held open, but you should hear a "popping" noise in the exhasut if that is the case.
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stuck valve or extermeley lean to tight rocker arm
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I have a friend who's 69 Z/28 get's a glow on #6 cylinder.
He pulled the heads and found a leaky valve on that cyl but when he fixed it, he still had #6 hotter than the rest.

I figured it's wet fuel flow inside the manifold that's still burning when the exhaust valve opens.
Anyone with a stock Z/28 manifold notice that?

We leaned out the drivers side idle mixture screw after making shure the carb idle circuts were clean.
It got better, but not perfect.
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Thanks for the replies and advice. John
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