Engine Clicking Noise?

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Hey everyone, first time ive posted anything so here goes...

I have a 1979 Chrysler Scorpion, 5spd manual, extractors, ported head, twin solex side draft carbies etc... attached are pics of the engine and the car. Anyway, the problem is, i started the car yesterday and there was like a ticking/clicking noise coming from under the cam i think.

It is fairly loud, but i have no idea what it is. i let the car warm up and it went away (about 5 mins later) but when the throttle was slightly increased the noise was there again and more frequent (linked to throttle, so more throttle, quicker noise was).

Ive talked to a few people, my old man reckons it could be a piston hitting something, others say it could be noisy lifters. anyone got any ideas? i really have no idea what it is...

thanks in advance

-scorpion king

posted by  Scorpion King


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posted by  vwhobo

There are two ways in which I know for a fact that this wont be answered

1. It's in the wrong place

2. It's always nice to formally introduce yaself in the correct section prior to asking for help :banghead:

Edit: Sorry hobo...must have been typing at the same time again...do you have that lot saved to your PC so ypu just copy/paste it in every time?...well, It is something of a regular occurance I guess lol

posted by  Cliffy



posted by  vwhobo

I see now......people WILL get the message soon...surely :banghead:

posted by  Cliffy

I'm not so sure. You were involved in a thread that talked about this and you didn't know it was here. Sorta makes ya wonder.


Dimes will get you dollars that he wants an answer... As long as he doesn't have to put forth any more effort. :roll:

posted by  vwhobo

No, I wrote a thread that talks about this....rather embarrasing really :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

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