timgr , checking the flexplate is a great idea!
I've put 11k miles on it and noise hasn't changed a bit.
I know the engine was replaced or rebuilt at some point before and has some sort of hotter cam in it. I have not pulled the covers to measure the lift yet. Or put the degree wheel on it.
Some fool put the distributor hold down on backwards with a jackhammer and busted the front cover. I retapped what's left of it to keep the disti in place for now.
popping wires made no change tried that 3 months ago :-) good trick though.
reason I was asking all this is I know I have one valve that's noisy when cold and it sticks causing a slight misfire on cyl 1 or 3. The second it frees up she's up smooth on all 8. It leaks oil, bad cover, I have a credit w comp cams for a full kit so a hotter grind in order, manifolds leak and I want headers and duals, a 4 barrel intake, I'll build and program my own tbi w comp controlled timing.
I'm not one to half arse a motor build. Just thought I'd ask in case I wanted to do a budget build. Yah pistons are a fortune, spent 800 on them and another 600 on rods for my forged 4.7 build.
sounds like to do it right I should just pull it and build it all, or for the $ this 6.0 LS or my spare .030 over 454 sure is looking good. I just hate giving up the classic engines ;-)
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