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Old 08-24-2021, 07:45 AM
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Default Cam inspection without pulling jugs

Im working on converting my FP back to CS and while the crank plugs were out I figured Id give this a try. I was able to see all 6 lobes. This is a narrow deck O360.
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:49 AM
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OK - excellent - now how did you do that? What kind of super-pretzel borescope are you using there?
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Old 08-24-2021, 07:52 AM
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OK - excellent - now how did you do that? What kind of super-pretzel borescope are you using there?
I thought I gave enough hints... I used my VA400 through the front of the crankshaft. (it helps to have a hollow crank).
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Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:52 AM
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Im working on converting my FP back to CS and while the crank plugs were out I figured Id give this a try. I was able to see all 6 lobes. This is a narrow deck O360.
THAT would be worth a magazine article, showing people exactly how to do it! Bravo!!

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Old 08-24-2021, 11:06 AM
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Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
I think you can get in if you take the oil pan off, if the scope is small enough, not saying it would be easy though.
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Old 08-24-2021, 05:01 PM
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OK I was told I needed the $500.00 Vividia because it had a smaller pipe, v/s the $200.00 one So I ordered it.
Pulled the sump off my wide deck 0-0360 c/s prop parallel valve engine.
took a look at the crack and said wow. I used the $200.00 one with ease to reach up to see three front lobes on the cam. Looked good.
so I have an expensive super flexible scope I now no longer have a use for
Sump removal is way less destructive than barrel removal.
Your luck may vary Art

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Sump removal is way less destructive than barrel removal.
Your luck may vary Art
Very easy on a fixed pitch without the rear plug in place. Agreed, I wouldnt remove the plug unless I had a compelling reason to do so, although its been done successfully.
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Old 08-25-2021, 05:36 AM
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I am impressed! I can imagine how one can see w/o the back plug for a few lobes but will need some 3D view of the guts to process how this works.

All these years, all the risk assumed, or barrels removed, to pre-buy the lobes and it is right in front of us all!?!?!

Does this work on all (Lyc) cases and non-solid cranks?
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:49 AM
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Man, you should make a YouTube video of this and it would get some views! Would love to see this done on a video.
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