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[crank] [oilpump] [valve] [camshaft] [distributor] [camshaft] [lifter]

SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR ALL RAMBLER ALUMINUM ENGINES.

4000 8000 12000 16000 24000 32000 12 Mths
Carb idle speed Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment
Carb idle air mixture Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment
Drive belt tension Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment Adjustment
Air filter Change Change Change Change
Cooling system Check Check Flush and fill Flush and fill
Mechanical advance Check Check Check Check
Vacuum advance Check Check Check Check
Crankcase vent Clean Clean Clean Clean
Compression check Check Check Check Check
Distributor cap and rotor Replace Replace Replace Replace
Fuel filter Replace Replace Replace Replace Replace Replace Replace
Distributor points Adjust Replace Adjust Replace Adjust Replace Replace
Spark plugs Adjust Replace Adjust Replace Adjust Replace Replace
Spark plug wires Replace Replace Replace Replace
Cylinder head Retorque Retorque Retorque Retorque
Oil filler cap Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil Clean and re-oil
Oil and filter Change Change Change Change Change Change Change
Alternator and battery wiring Inspect Inspect Inspect

1963 Aluminum Engine Specifications (also Power Pak)
Bore 3.125
Stroke 4.25
Displacement 195.6
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Carburetor (E-STICK transmission) Single throat Holley 1909-2557 or Dual Throat Carter WCD-3434S
Carburetor (Automatic Transmission) Single Throat Carter AS-3536S or Dual Throat Carter WCD-3435S
Carburetor (Standard Transmission) Single throat Holley 1909-2387 Dual Throat Carter WCD-3435S
Brake Horse Power 127 @ 4200RPM (Power Pak) 138 @ 4500RPM
Torque 180 lbs. Ft @ 1600 Rpm (Power Pak) 185 lbs. Ft @ 1800 Rpm
Taxable Horse Power 23.4
Fuel Requirement Regular
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The valves are high strength forged steel new design
Intake Cam Lobe Lift 0.254
Intake Valve Stem Diameter .341-.342
Intake Valve Face Angle 44
Intake Valve Seat Anlge 45
Intake Valve Seat Width .060-.075
Intake Valve Spring Tension Open 155-165 lbs @ 1.4375
Intake Valve Spring Tension Closed 75-85 lbs @ 1.8125
Intake Valve Stem to Guide Clearance .0015-.0035
Intake Valve Guide ID .3435-.3445
Exhaust guide installed height from spring seat N/A
Exhaust Cam Lobe Lift 0.254
Exhaust Valve Stem Diameter .3405-.3415
Exhaust Valve Face Angle 44.5
Exhaust Valve Seat Anlge 45
Exhaust Valve Seat Width .060-.075
Exhaust Valve Spring Tension Open 155-165 lbs @ 1.4375
Exhaust Valve Spring Tension Closed 75-85 lbs @ 1.8125
Exhaust Valve Stem to Guide Clearance .002-.004
Exhaust Valve Guide ID .3435-.3445
Exhaust guide installed height from spring seat N/A
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The camshaft specifications... hydraulic lifters... etc
Camshaft End Play .004-.008
Camshaft Bearing Clearance .001-.003
Valve Timing Intake Opens 12 deg 30 BTDC
Valve Timing Intake Closes 51 deg 30 ABDC
Valve Timing Exhaust Opens 53 deg 30 BBDC
Valve Timing Exhaust Closes 10 deg 30 ATDC
Intake Duration 244deg
Exhaust Duration 244deg
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The 196 aluminum engine was the first AMC built six to use hydralic lifters.
Tappet Clearance Intake Zero (Hydraulic Tappets)
Tappet Clearance Exhaust Zero (Hydraulic Tappets)
Pushrod length 11.766
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The crankshaft is high strength forged steel
Main Bearing Diamater 2.4793-2.4798
Main Bearing Width #1 1.307
Main Bearing Width #2 1.13
Main Bearing Width #3 1.13
Main Bearing Width #4 1.275
Main Bearing Clearance .001-.0015
Main Bearing Cap Torque 55-58 Ft Lbs
Crankshaft End Play .003-.008
Crankshaft End Thrust Front Main Bearing
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The Connecting Rod
Connecting Rod Bearing Diameter 2.0948-2.0955
Connecting Rod Bearing Width 0.964
Connecting Rod Length 6.825
Connecting Rod Bearing Clearance .001-.0015
Connecting Rod Cap Torque 27-30FtLbs (Dry)
Connecting Rod Side Clearance .005-.015
Connecting Rod Lubrication Squirt Hole 24 deg from center line towards camshaft
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This is the external full flow oil pump
These were standard on the Aluminum six before anyother Rambler six ccylinder engine.
At the time, the cast iron L head and overhead valve 196 engines had only a bypass filter as an option
Oil Pump Type Gear
Normal Oil Pressure 15 lbs @ 600 Rpm (Minimum)
Oil Pressure Release 60-65Lbs
Engine Oil Capacity 4 Quarts(plus one with new filter)
Oil Change Interval 4000 miles
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The Pistons:
Piston to Bore Clearance Top Land .017-019
Piston to Bore Clearance Skirt Top .0006-.0017
Piston to Bore Clearance Skirt Bottom .0006-.0012
Piston Ring Gap Clearance Top .010-.020
Piston Ring Gap Clearance Center .010-.020
Piston Ring Gap Clearance Bottom (Steel Rail) .015-.055
Piston Ring Side Clearance Top .002-.004
Piston Ring Side Clearance Center .002-.004
Piston Ring Side Clearance Bottom .0001-.004
Piston Pin to Connecting Rod Press Fit
Piston Pin to Piston Palm press fit at Room Temperature
Piston Ring Groove Diameter Top 2.774-2.764
Piston Ring Groove Diameter Second 2.774-2.764
Piston Ring Groove Diameter Oil Scraper 2.766-2.756
Piston Ring Type Top Chrome Compression Ring
Piston Ring Type Second Lubrited Compression Ring
Piston Ring Type Oil Scraper Chrome Rail Oil Control Ring
Piston Ring Land Opening Top .81-.80
Piston Ring Land Opening Second .81-.80
Piston Ring Land Opening Oil Scraper .189-.180
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The aluminum billet distributor is driven off the cam shaft...
Spark Plugs H10, H18Y
Spark Plug Gap .033-.037
Distributor Rotation CCW @ Rotor End
Distributor Point Gap 0.016
Distributor Cam Dwell 31-34 deg
Distributor Condenser Capacity .18-0.23 Mfds
Distributor Breaker Arm Tension 17-21 Ozs
Ignition Timing Regular Fuel 5 deg BTDC
Ignition Timing Premium Fuel 8 deg BTDC
Engine Idle Speed - Automatic 500 Rpm (500 with A/C On)
Engine Idle Speed - Standard 550 Rpm (500 with A/C On)
Fuel Pump Pressure 4-5.5psi@500Rpm
Cylinder Compression Rating 145psi
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Machining code First Letter - Bore
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over
Machining code Second Letter - Main Bearings
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over
Machining code Third Letter - Con Rod Bearings
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over
A = Std B = .010 Under C = .010 Over

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