Good evening everybody,
a friend is just about to put back the head of his Kent Lotus 7 engine. He is veeery experienced, but still careful not to mess things up. So he got himself a good book with a good reputation in the community.
Surprisingly, for me at least, the book instructs to adjust the camshafts in a way that the cam lobes “rock” on #4 cylinder (a good picture explains better what they mean). Then the timing chain should be installed over the cam sprockets and tensioned. I cannot find any hint on the position of the pistons - fair enough, he only let me have the pages relating to the valve timing … still, I can’t imagine that they might fail to give the starting position (e.g. # 1 TDC) right with the timing instructions. What am I missing?
Has anyone of you ever had the chance to work on these beasts?
Thank you all and enjoy the week end
75 XJ6L 4.2 auto (UK spec)