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    I'm curious to know if you can inspect the camshaft in the car. I think a dial indicator on the rocker would tell me if the lobes were worn - based on lift at the rocker. I wanted to see what the lobes look like. I know the tappets won't come out when the head is on sooo… if the pan can be removed with the engine in the car (can it?0 could you see the lobes of the cam from the bottom side of the engine while the pan is off?
    I can't remember what I could see the last time I had the pan off.
    Thanks
    Steve

  • #2
    Yes, you can see the cam lobes from below, Steve.
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #3
      Thanks Poolboy!

      Can I get the oil pan off while the engine is in the car?

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      • #4
        Yes.

        Cheers,
        Tush
        81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
        73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
        62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
        60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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        • #5
          Like Tush said...
          Here's something to keep in mind when putting it back on.
          Two of the bolts in the front center and two of the bolts in the rear center thread into aluminum components; so overtightening can strip the threads in the front sealing block and the crankshaft's rear oil seal housing.
          Driving a 1973 TR6
          Doing ZS carb repairs
          email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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          • #6
            Thank you both, very helpful!

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