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by ndevans
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Got the sump, timing cover, backplate and head on now. Got the flywheel on as well, but having a job tightening up the bolts to 40lbft without the crankshaft turning.
by ndevans
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Thanks Phil, I'll see if I can source a socket locally.

I got the nut off with a spanner, which is how I did it up after the last rebuild. It's lasted 2 yrs like that, and with the washer tab bent up, it's not going anywhere.

If you're at the National, I owe you a beer!

Cheers N
by ndevans
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Ok, good progress. Timing chain back on, alignment checked as suggested, 1 extra shim added. Couple of questions. The camshaft nut is listed as 65lb-ft, but I don't have a suitable size socket. Will I get away with good and tight with a spanner, and do I bend the washer to lock the nut? Cheers N IMG...
by ndevans
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Managed to drill it myself, the machine shop can't do it until next week. Couldn't quite get to 16mm, my 15mm drill is bent, but I did manage 12mm. That gives enough adjustment for now. I've also found the tensioner bracket that came with the new pad that I bought, which doesn't have an oversize hol...
by ndevans
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I thought I had it somewhere, I managed to find the Marina engine front plate, so I have bolted it to the Minor front plate, and will get it drilled in a local machine shop tomorrow. The reason why I've not had it done up to now is because I drilled out the mounting bracket of the tensioner so that ...
by ndevans
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I've just had the Minor front plate drilled for the extra cover bolt hole. I'll have to get a machine shop to drill the tensioner hole, I don't have a bench drill, and I'd rather not do something that size with a hand held power drill. Do you know what size it needs to be? I don't have the Marina fr...
by ndevans
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Thanks Phil. Do I need to re-torque the big ends and main bearings, or will they be ok at 40 & 70lbft?

The timing chain is a simplex with tensioner.

Cheers Neil
by ndevans
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Coming along nicely now, I managed to get the big ends and main bearings torqued up in minutes this evening. With the engine on the floor that would have been a battle to stop the engine turning. The stand has been worth it already. On the subject of torques-what figure should I use for the big ends...
by ndevans
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Thanks for the tips. Rebuilding can now be done off the floor! Not promising I won't have a few more questions though! Out of interest, I put the block with camshaft, pistons, con rods and crankshaft on the scales-it is 55kg in that form. The head is another 14kg without rocker cover, and the flywhe...
by ndevans
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Job done! What do you use to attach the hoist to the engine? I used rope wrapped around the block. For putting the engine in the car, I will have the head on and use the lifting eyes on the rocker bolts. I've used rope in the past, but should I use some chain? Should I get a load leveller? IMG_20190...
by ndevans
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Have managed to engineer a solution using some M8 threaded rod and short pieces of 1/8" thick angle to connect the adjustable brackets on the stand to the engine. I'm using the 5/16" bellhousing bolts to fix the angle to the engine. It's not perfect but it'll do. The only drawback I can see is that ...
by ndevans
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Tried all the usual suspects in Bristol, all stock metric only. I'll try Moss on Monday, if not I'll order from eBay.

Cheers N
by ndevans
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Ok thanks. I'll try a couple of local hardware stores, but doubt I'll have any joy.

Cheers N
by ndevans
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Ok, so I bought the next model up this morning, 450kg instead of 340kg, on the basis that it's got 4 wheels instead of 3, so might be a bit more stable. Didn't realise you need line bolts to fix it! Looks like I need 5/16" UNF bolts to go into the block, but they need to be 90mm long to pass through...
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

If you have the Marina pre 'A' Plus or a 'A' Plus engine you can mount the 1275cc engine on the Clarke engine stand using the engine mounting bolt holes as below without having to buy a adapter plate Timing the cam 1.jpg I personally do not like leaving the engine mounted like above for long period...
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

If the engine's on a pallet, surely you can put a bar or something through the slats on either side of the pallet to prevent the engine from moving when you're doing bolts up? I rebuilt mine without an engine stand and it would have been immeasurably harder had I tried to do the job with the engine...
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

What make is it? I didn't realise they came apart.

Thanks,
Neil
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

It's a spider drive oil pump, I've got the camshaft in and engaged, but not bolted in.
I'd love to have an engine stand, but I just don't have the room to store it when it's not in use.
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

The crankshaft and pistons are already in, but not torqued up, so I'm not contemplating rebuilding the engine in the car, just final tightening of bolts and reassembly. I was just asking whether it's ok to put the head on temporarily, to get the engine back in, then I can complete torqueing and fitt...
by ndevans
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 122
Views: 2816

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Haven't managed to spend much time on it this week, but I've got the crankshaft and pistons back in and bolted up, but not fully. I have 2 questions 1 is there any reason why I shouldn't put the head on and bolt it but not fully torque it, so that I can lift the engine and gearbox back into the car?...