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    Dodge WC engine help

    Thank you for the ongoing replies. I'm working on this at weekends so apologies for no further updates so far.....however..... I've now established that by removing the covers on the side of the engine to expose the valve springs that the can tappets are rising and falling as the engine is rotated - suggesting the cam is not broken. There was some piston compression on the pot nearest the bulhead - so I'm again reasonably happy at this stage that the cam is fine. So it appears that almost all the valves have stuck or are sticking! I'm now trying to see if these can be freed off without taking the engine out and opting for a rebuild - but if I'm correct and they are all sticking open I'm thinking the odds might be against me! Please bear with me as I continue to explore this! Thanks
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    Dodge WC engine help

    HI - Thank you for your reply. We removed the front cover to reveal the timing chain - we checked the to cogs and they align as expected - so unless the who chain allow a jump of a full rotation of the smaller cog - coincidentally? We have done a compression test on all cylinders and nothing - save for pot 1 What I'm struggling with is the fact that the engine ran normally until I switched it off - now nothing! Peter
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    Dodge WC engine help

    Hi - thank you for your reply - Yes it was slack - but it is still in the correct position. Plus there is no compression on any cylinder - unless it had jumped a full half cycle?
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    Dodge WC engine help

    Thank you for replying. We've had the side covers off the engine and all valves appear to be stuck open! We also did a compression test on all cylinders and there is nominal compression on one cylinder only! The timing shaft does not appear to be broken so I'm not sure why the valves would stick open! I'm assuming they cant be bent as its a side valve?
  5. I have a Dodge WC 6cyl petrol engine which was running well but on a return back from a short drive it has seemingly lost all compression. I've had the front timing chain cover off and everything is in order, the engine turns over but at a constant speed and will not start again - there is no compression when tested. Having driven the vehicle into the garage and turned it off in the usual way I'm at a loss as to why this might occur but it seems like the valves have stopped functioning or are open all the time. Any guidance or advice would be appreciated. Peter THANKS to all those of you who have responded so far. We've had the side covers off the engine and all valves appear to be stuck open! there is nominal compression on one cylinder only! Very strange how this has occurred! The timing shaft does not appear to be broken so I'm not sure why the valves would stick open! I'm assuming they cant be bent as its a side valve?
  6. Thank you for the replies
  7. Morning! I am trying to establish the military registration of an Abbott SPG, the plate is not present and nor is the original registration number. Any ideas on whether there is an identifying mark on these vehicles that allow it to be traced? Thanks Peter
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    VT 55

    Hi Robin - I don't know who the owner of that particular VT55 was but we have one if you need information for reference Peter
  9. Hi - I'm looking for a set of radios for a 1950's m47 Patton tank - any assistance in putting a set together would be appreciated. A nice to have would be inter driver / turret communication. Thanks Peter
  10. Looking to kit out 6 adults with US army gear for a vehicle outing in the North West - any suggestions - hire or buy? Thanks Peter
  11. ...just to add - I'll have a closer look and see if there is any evidence of it being there and removed as you suggest. Peter
  12. Hi Mark - I've just been renovating our m47 - there is no idler on ours....
  13. Thanks Doug. I've since sold the Fox but I know the lad who is restoring it well and will mention this to him. Thanks you for the reply. Peter
  14. I require one of the two banks of oil coolers for the M47 General Patton Tank. The oil coolers are in banks of three - each are 63cm x 40cm x 6cm - or 24 inch x 14 inch x 2 1/2 inch The photo is one of the coolers - split up into the three. Hope that makes sense!
  15. Thanks Nick - I managed to locate one in the end. Thank you for you contacting me. Peter
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