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by laneychief
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: First timer's restoration.
Replies: 17
Views: 3827

Re: First timer's restoration.

Good luck! I second the tip about a weld course, I did a ten week one at the local college, it was worth every penny and has helped hugely. I find making lists in categories easiest e.g. Bodywork, Engine, Ancilliaries, Interior, Misc. Pick one item off the list and work on it until you can physicall...
by laneychief
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 51788

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Restoring my carb over winter, I've asked for a rebuild kit from Santa! Any tips for polishing it shiny?[frame]Image[/frame]
by laneychief
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 51788

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Filled door, a few bits to tidy up on it and I need some new hinges then it's back on the car for good.[frame]Image[/frame]
by laneychief
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Valves out, thanks to aupickup for the compressor! manifold and thermostat studs removed. That's all I can do now, machine shop is next and not enough funds for that![frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1448642769_11719 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1448642800_11719 [/fram...
by laneychief
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Oh ok! That's fine with me, I will leave it there then!

Almost ready then, cylinder head once I've got my spring compressor.

Thanks again!
by laneychief
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Today I removed the cylinder head studs from the block using the two nuts method and a squirt of penetrating fluid (thanks for the tip Bob!) I also removed the oil filter assembly studs, the oil pressure relief valve, the water drain plug and the oil pressure switch (which bit me when it finally loo...
by laneychief
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Cheers Bob, great tips as usual! Just phoned the shop, very helpful gentleman. Delivering the engine to them next week after finalising dismantling Thursday/Friday! Then to just make sure I've got all the parts to hand neatly packaged to show him. We discussed unleaded head conversion, I know this i...
by laneychief
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Thanks Neil, I've just found a shop not far from where I work and where I'm restoring the engine so will ring them and get it over ASAP.

I've still a few little bits to remove, studs mainly.

I'm planning on renewing the oil and water pumps, they aren't too expensive new.

Thanks for the help!
by laneychief
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Ah yes.

Maybe more wise to note mileage at new engine installation.

Always wondered!
by laneychief
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Forgive my ignorance but upon fitting a reconditioned engine to your Morris, do you reset the mileage to zero?

As my current one says something like 108,000 miles.

A question I've always wondered and never asked!
by laneychief
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Today's goal was Pistons out, crankshaft out. First the Pistons, they all looked like this:[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1447695871_11719 [/frame] And the big end bearings all looked ok except 3 and 4 which have quite a groove in both the crank and the bearing itself:[frame] http://mmoc...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Thank you Kevin,

So would there be any downsides to fitting a duplex?

I am leaning towards it currently just trying to get all angles.


Thanks again

Edd
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

I then removed the sump and oil cleaner, the distributor drive and the oil filter before turning my attention towards getting the timing gear off and out the way for camshaft removal. This is as far as I've got other than knocking back the locking tabs on the big ends. The big nut on the cam was a p...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Cylinder head off I could have a look at the top of the block and the Pistons. They are filthy! The engine still turns over freely so I looked at all four Pistons, I'm planning on stripping it right down and replacing them anyway. On the bottom picture, the blocked up gunky looking hole, is that a w...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

I stored the pushrods through cardboard as detailed in the Haynes and also what I've picked up trawling through threads on here. I removed the nuts for the cylinder head in the order described in the Haynes and wiggled the head free revealing the head gasket. This is the first time I've ever seen on...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

I then removed the nuts holding on the rocker assembly and removed that revealing the valves and the push rods.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1447588952_11719 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1447588979_11719 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1447589007...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

After a couple of pictures, I started by removing the bypass hose between the cylinder head and the wate pump with a view to removing the cylinder head. Remember, I'm doing this from following the Haynes instructions. The jubilee clips holding the hose on were so corroded I had to use my bolt crops ...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

I started off by removing the rocker cover and developing a particularly OCD method of labelling and storing parts, I've decided to label every part, even the simple obvious ones that I know as a method of teaching myself the proper names of them all. I'm using sandwich bags labelled with a number a...
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Photos not posting from iPad.
Replies: 20
Views: 2315

Re: Photos not posting from iPad.

Well that solves my problem at least. It's just for me to start a new thread on my engine rebuild.

Thanks for the help!
by laneychief
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.
Replies: 52
Views: 12982

Re: Edd's 1098 engine rebuild.

Engine on day of collection it was stored for who knows how long with a sump full of oil which when drained was one of the worst things I've ever smelled...[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]