Engine Rebuild Time ???

matt d
Registered user
Posts: 1773
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: South Devon.

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Post by matt d »

BJ1 wrote: Then you will be able to cruise at 70+ in a 1960's tin box with no crumple zones or side protection :wink:
And have no legs worth using ever again. 8O :wink:
Image

User avatar
cyclosport
Registered user
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 9:59 am
Location: Thames Valley
Contact:

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Post by cyclosport »

Finally got round to pulling the engine out and stripping it down.

Had to put heads back on, as I forgot to break the flywheel gland nut.

Took off heads, barrels and pistons.

Oil scraper ring on number 3 was broken - hence the smoke on start up.

Piston 3 and 4 looked a bit burnt.

Split case.

One of the Camshaft bearings had started to dis-integrate. Wear on the camshaft not that bad.

Middle bearing on crankshaft was really worn, looked like brass!

Crankshaft scored so will need grinding.

Case needs re-bore.

Stripped case down to shell removing fuel pump body, dizzy drive, pressed out oil pickup. Removed head studs.

Removed dizzy drive from case.

Need a puller to get off timing gear from crank and then it's off to an engine shop.

Anyone recommend any good engine shops that can re-bore the case, grind the crank and supply over sided bearings all round?

User avatar
Marvelwear
SSVC Member
SSVC Member
Posts: 4038
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:12 pm
Location: Prenton
Contact:

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Post by Marvelwear »

Jim grey at TES or get a short engine for about 450?or Turbo Thomas, paul? forgot his last name sorry, all near to you ish.
[img]http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo27 ... 902021.jpg[/img] 63 CKD Australian type2t1b School clothing bus from Melbourne called"Marvin"

User avatar
cyclosport
Registered user
Posts: 38
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 9:59 am
Location: Thames Valley
Contact:

Re: Engine Rebuild Time ???

Post by cyclosport »

Seriously not happy with one of the "companies" I spoke to about line boring the case.

You wouldn't believe this bloke - so called engine building "expert" who basically tried to con me into saying my crank "was bent" before he had even seen it and said it would cost over £300 to straighten it. I pointed out a new crank is less than that ...

Then he went on to say if the case was beyond it, the he could supply new engine case for around £800 !?£~@!!!

Again I pointed out a new case is in the region of £550 ....

And this guy is supposed to be an expert.

Was nice doing business with him. NOT!

You gotta laugh!

Post Reply