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by ndevans
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 4789

Re: Gearbox woes

Could a misaligned selector fork be the cause of the whine?
by ndevans
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

RMWeb has done this at least twice. FWIU, the 1st time, they created a historical archive site, where old posts are kept but new posts can't be made. The second board was separate. The second time they did it, about 4 months ago, the posts from the live board were migrated over to the new one. It al...
by ndevans
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 4789

Re: Gearbox woes

Regarding the whine that you mention, it’s often the case with mixing gears old and new, teeth bed in together in gear sets. Not familiar with your other issues. That's what I thought at first, and I could understand that if I'd replaced 2nd and 3rd gear and/or the laygear, but I've only replaced 1...
by ndevans
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 4789

Re: Gearbox woes

Well, the reassembled gearbox and rebuilt engine (see separate thread for engine) have been in the car, and it's done about 100 miles now. I have two concerns. 1) the gearbox whines in 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Seems ok in 4th, but I've not taken it above 50mph yet. 2) there's a rhythmic clicking sound, a bit...
by ndevans
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

PoolGuy wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Sorry, this has dragged on so long that I’d forgotten that it was a 1300 build.
It's actually taken nearly a year. The original head gasket failure happened on 9/9/2018!
It took me until Feb to get the engine out.
by ndevans
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2451

Re: Currently drinking.....

I'm not a massive IPA fan, but Derail was nice. I've had Proper Job, but I prefer dark, sweet beers really.
by ndevans
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

I had a composite head gasket originally, that's what failed and caused me to have the head off in the first place. I then discovered scores in the bores, so had the block re-bored.
I thought that copper gaskets were supposed to be better than composite anyway?
by ndevans
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Current state of play. It's a small dribble. I'll live with it until the engine is run in, then re-torque. If the problem doesn't go away, I'll consider getting the head machined.
Cheers N
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by ndevans
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2451

Re: Currently drinking.....

Tonight's brew, from Box Steam Brewery, in Trowbridge. They do about 6 ales, all with a railway theme. Derail Ale is next in line.
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by ndevans
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2451

Re: Currently drinking.....

Old Speckled Hen also do a decent gluten-free beer, which is a rare thing indeed! Just been told I have Coeliacs - so cruel for a real ale fan, especially one with a taste for stouts and porters. Home brew may be a good solution. For now I'll just risk the odd cheeky normal beer. Why would home bre...
by ndevans
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 76
Views: 2451

Re: Currently drinking.....

philthehill wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Oh yes - Old works MG works runabout, black and covered in gold speckles so aptly named 'Speckled Hen'.

https://www.mgcc.co.uk/articles/the-sto ... -the-brew/

The octagon bottle label is a good clue :D
Really? Well I never knew that!
by ndevans
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Yes, correct, they are the plain, non-flanged nuts. Ok thanks, that's what I'll do. If that doesn't cure the oil weep, is it head off and skim time?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 36
Views: 5359

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

There's a lot of people of the opinion that the Board should only be replaced if there is a guarantee of X, Y and Z, particularly keeping old posts etc. Only the Admins/Moderators will be able to tell the Version of this phpBB because it's on the Admin Control Panel but given the lack of facilities...
by ndevans
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Ok, thanks Phil.

What I'll do is I'll run it in over 500 miles or so, then re-torque again, and see if it improves.

When you re-torque, how do you do it? Just take each nut up to 40lb-ft, or just past?

Cheers N
by ndevans
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

I will check that, but it's the same block/water pump/head combination that I've been using for 3 yrs without issue, so I'll be surprised if that's the cause. But thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't thought of that!
by ndevans
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

So after a bit of mileage this weekend, it appears that the oil leak from the head is not cured. There is a definite weep from the same area of the head, just under the forward most port of the exhaust manifold. It's not exactly gushing out, it's a drop or two forming after about 20 miles of running...
by ndevans
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Well I certainly have spotted and sorted a potential issue there, so there's a silver lining l suppose. Whether the oil weep is sorted or not I don't know, time will tell. If it is the timing cover/front plate, and it's still happening, I might just live with it until it's run in.
by ndevans
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

A couple of hours on charge this morning whilst at parkrun seems to have sorted it, so thanks for that suggestion. There's no hint of a shriek as the revs rise now. I've had a run in it and got it nice and hot, then re-torqued the head. However, there's still a small weep of oil down the side of the...
by ndevans
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Ok thanks gents. The belt is about 18 months old, and it's not the standard belt, it's slightly longer to take account of the taller 1275 block- I couldn't get the standard belt on. It's a Gates v6271, from memory. It's not worn, and as far as I can tell, not bottoming in the grooves. There is about...
by ndevans
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 6773

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

Good point, I must have tried it about 20 times. I'll give it a run tomorrow.