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Old 13-04-2009, 13:54
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Garage space has now hit Def-Con 3 levels.
Came out all to plan Robbie?

Looks as though you could do with some serious shelving in there to reclaim you floor space.


Glad to see its moving on though.
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Old 20-04-2009, 18:12
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Matt stopped over this weekend, and was a great help jiggling the engine on to the engine stand and off the hoist, and he did a great job cleaning up the exposed and therefore rusty side of the block with the wire brush on a drill technique.
Some real progress made as drained the oil and have loosened off all the sump nuts ready for the new sump to go on. All wiring removed now and laid out so that I can remember how it all goes back on (I hate the wiring it's always the boggie part when rebuilding).
Next the engine will be upended for the bearings to be inspected and replaced, and pistons dropped out to check on piston rings.
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Old 20-04-2009, 18:24
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Are you going to re-ring it.
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Rob,

With all the hastle you have gone through getting it out surley it has got to be worth re ringing, re shelling and new oil pump aswell ??

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Old 20-04-2009, 21:30
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To all of that, I don't know yet.
Basically the thinking is that although its a reasonably old engine it hasn't had the hours use a car engine of the same age will have had. Once I get into the inner most parts I can see what I'm dealing with.
The oil pressure has always been 80lbs so don't antisipate new pump. Pistons seem OK and bores seem pretty good. So when I pull out number 4 piston which is the one that had the exhaust port trouble, I will use that as the true guide.
Usual reasons for checking everything before just buying new.............money and time. While my mum is still quite ill in hospital I'm doing a 40 mile round trip each night after work to go spend time with her.
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Just got all my bits and pieces back from the powder coating company.

I'm really pleased with the result, as each bit has been galvanised then powder coated to a very nice finish.

He's also done the sump the same way and I'll post pictures of that when I've got more time.


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Old 01-05-2009, 19:56
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Wow looks like new!!

Are you having the whole engine done?
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That's a nice job Robbie. and one you wont have to do again in 3 months time either.
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I took a set of big end bearings up to my local rebore centre. The man there looked at them and asked why I thought I should be changing them. He put a vernier guage on my set then on a set of new - they were the same. The new bearings are 96 a set.
New oil and filter every season works well and proves my thinking, that the engine was OK just rusty on the outside along with everything on it.
No before photos I'm afraid, but look at it now.
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Thats good stuff.

I think the car head has a higher compression ratio. If you ran the two of them down the machine shop they may be able to put some of savings on the shells into a higher comp.

That's going to give you a better fuel consumption in return.
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The build begins - checked all the torque settings on the bottom end and started to put the new bits on despite the grotty weather.
I found some good deals on ebay for marine grade stainless nuts & bolts which should mean they won't rust up as quickly as the automotive steel ones did.
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Great progress.

These people are excellent for stainless steel stuff too. You can but in quantities of 1 and upwards, and the p&p is quite reasonable too. There service after ordering online has been very prompt :-

www.stagonset.co.uk

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Got a bit further on today.
She starting to look like an engine again.
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I forgot it is so much more top heavy with cylinder head on so when I pulled the pin out of the engine stand to move it round a bit. The whole thing spun upside down and almost took me with it !!
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