Looking for a little advice on where to begin with my newest engine trouble. I had a little bit of time over the holidays to finally install my TA intake, MSD distributor/box, and rebuilt Q-jet (Thanks Mark!). The new intake, carb and distributor went in just fine, got the timing set in the ballpark, and the carb set at a baseline to fire. The good news is that the car started up and seemed to run well enough to start fine tuning the timing and carb settings. The bad news is that it now has what sounds like terrible lifter noise. I'm wondering if some gunk/coolant may have gotten into the head/lifters when I removed the old intake, but was hoping for some suggestions on how I could start checking things to make sure the motor isn't toast. I'm afraid to run the car too much until I figure things out with a bit more certainty.