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Old Sep 1st, 18, 12:31 PM
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Default Engine Issue? Non-Issue?

Hey Guys,

I have an original/low mileage '64 Nova with the 230 cubic inch straight 6. The car is in excellent condition, but I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to diagnosing/fixing issues on my own - Oil changes are about the current extent of my knowledge. I have a reputable mechanic but would prefer to learn as I go and also have an understanding of any problems before taking it in to the shop, if necessary.

Anyways, I was pulling out of Home Depot last weekend and a guy walking by mentions that it sounds like I might need a valve job. I suppose I can hear a slight pinging/knocking, but I'm not sure what exactly the issue is or how soon it should be addressed. I posted a short video of the engine running at normal operating temps in hopes you might be able to chime in. If you could take a minute to check it out and share your thoughts I'd really appreciate it.

Here's the video link: https://youtu.be/sVdDgj0zjZE

What do you think the issue is (if any)?

Here's a few pictures of the car - Have a great holiday weekend!
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My speakers aren't the greatest, but kinda sounds like you have some loose rocker arms??..
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Old Sep 2nd, 18, 01:08 PM
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My speakers aren't the greatest, but kinda sounds like you have some loose rocker arms??..
Thanks, Art. I looked at a couple other videos online and that definitely could be the issue. Sounds very similar. If that's the case, it seems like a relatively easy fix. I'll take a look when I have time this week and update.
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