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by Kittyhawk
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Water Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Water Pump

Removed from 1098 due to upgrade. Very good condition, complete with by-pass hose and clips. £9.99 + postage or collect from Malvern 07973-885363
by Kittyhawk
Thu May 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

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by Kittyhawk
Thu May 16, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

The car is back on the road after the upgrade and going well. The improvement in performance is certainly noticeable, but then the engine was in a very poor state before. I am running a K&N cone type Air filter at the moment, with an AAU needle and red spring in the HS4. This runs well, but I have a...
by Kittyhawk
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Thank you Richard. I am in Malvern

Regards
Roger
by Kittyhawk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

It’s not a burnt valve given that the engine has never run since rebuild. Piston and rings are brand new too
by Kittyhawk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

All noted. Thank you. I have tried Easy Start already, but no luck. I have rechecked all the valve clearances again. 0.012 inlet and 0.015 exhaust. I will try a little oil in no 4 cylinder and redo the comp test. As I understand it, it can either be rings, valves or head gasket?
by Kittyhawk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Tried what you suggested to no avail. I have tried it with new petrol in case the old stuff had gone off. Just will not fire at all. I just did compression test, with the engine cold obviously and cylinders 1-3 give around 140 and no 4 gives 30 psi, so something definitely amiss. Not that even that ...
by Kittyhawk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Already done. I never removed the distributor drive, but when I came to do the timing it was out by 180 deg. I set it static on no 1 cylinder and then moved the plug leads until they were correct and in the right order. When the engine was disassembled, I found the distributor flange impossible to r...
by Kittyhawk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

The engine is re-installed and everything is connected up. I tried to start it today and it turns over on the starter ok, but there is no sign of it wanting to fire. I have set the valves clearances, checked static ignition timing twice. There is fuel in the float chamber and it is reaching the jet....
by Kittyhawk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

I am thinking of making some new ones from the rocker cover cork gasket to see if they fit?
by Kittyhawk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

They are the right way. They wouldn't fit the other way round. The seals stand proud 5-6mm above the top of the groove.There is a measured 6-7 mm between the sump flange and the block. I can't see any way that the bolts can be tightened enough to take this up. I did soak the seals in oil prior to fi...
by Kittyhawk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

They seem to be. I used oil rather than grease, but they can slide in the grooves slightly.
by Kittyhawk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Bottom end all back together, timing gears and chain all done and cover fitted. Rear engine plate back on and flywheel fitted. I am having a problem with getting the sump back on. I have put the two cork seals in place and trimmed them to 1/16th proud of the flange, but the sump will not bed down so...
by Kittyhawk
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

The crank and oil pump are now installed and I am now having a problem getting the first piston into the bore. I am using the standard 'ratchet' type ring compressor, but the oil control rings seem to spring out before they go in the bore. I have checked all the ring gaps as you mentioned.
by Kittyhawk
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Thanks Phil.

I am now at the stage of fitting rings to pistons and pistons to bores. In Haynes it suggests fitting a ring to the bore and measuring the gap. Does this apply with new pistons and rings?
by Kittyhawk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Update: The engine is out and completely stripped down. The crank is in good condition and just needs a good clean and polish and new bearing shells. The pistons were in a very poor state with 3 out of 4 showing signs of past seizure, with bad vertical scoring. They have been binned and the block ha...
by Kittyhawk
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

Thanks. Glad I asked.. Interesting that Haynes doesn't make any mention of this in the section on removal without the gearbox?
by Kittyhawk
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

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Engine ready to come out. Got the crane today so out it comes tomorrow. As I have not done this before, do I need to support the gearbox in some way with a jack or similar?
by Kittyhawk
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Update

This is my first A-Series overhaul, so all hints and tips welcome. The engine is almost ready for removal. I have stripped all the ancillaries off including the head. A quick inspection of the cylinders shows a lot of oil in them, with pooling on the piston crowns. I am assuming it must be from fail...
by Kittyhawk
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 71
Views: 3957

Re: Traveller Tuning

I have been trying the mini airbox with the HS2 and it looks like there is insufficient clearance for the choke cable under the bottom of the airbox. It is I think, supposed to enter downwards to the carb through the hole in the lug as shown in the photo. Also, my carb has the diagonal for the mount...