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Thread: 1951 L110 with engine ticking noise. Have a listen. What is it?

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    Default 1951 L110 with engine ticking noise. Have a listen. What is it?

    Like the title says, my 1951 L110 with the 220 CI engine has a ticking noise. The engine hasn't run in about 18 months. The history before this is unknown. The oil pressure gauge indicates good oil pressure at idle (needle is beyond the idle mark).

    I'm going to remove the valve cover when the engine cools down a little.

    Here's the video http://youtu.be/k1VyNdCbPX0 .

    Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    It's occurred to me that a valve adjustment it probably in order. I'll see if that helps.

    If there are any other ideas, I'm all ears.

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    adjust the valves then see how it sounds

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    Seems to sound the same after the valve adjustment.

    Should I hear any ticking with this engine?

    thanks

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    You may hear a little. Solid lifters are like that. So are minor exhaust leaks. Might be the exhaust manifold gasket is leaking. Check for that with a piece of fuel or brake line up to your ear to use as a stethoscope. Sound travels through a tube quite nicely.
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