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by Rust bucket
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve guides
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Valve guides

Started work on a good used standard 12G940 head for my 1098 engine, however the exhaust valves are not 8mm deep they are all around 7.50mm, would it take forever to grind that .50mm off the seats with just paste? also it needs a few new exhust valve guides as well, are they the same as 1098 minor o...
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tight chain
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Tight chain

No it's not bow tight, couldn't see any more wear on the small spocket than the bigger one, they are spot on I checked and double checked with a hacksaw blade, thanks for the reply.
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tight chain
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Tight chain

How much play should there be with a new simplex timing chain, just fitted one on good used gears and there is 1/4 play one side between the gears at most.
by Rust bucket
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Handbrake cable

It must be........thanks.
by Rust bucket
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Handbrake cable

Anybody know the correct length of a saloon handbrake cable?, early this year I bought a new set for my wreck rebuild but they look too short, thinking I was sent the van type by mistake I ordered some more with other parts. Parcel arrived today but they are the same, outer cable is 30 inches long /...
by Rust bucket
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Copper pipes

Okay thanks all, after a year or so I will replace the pipes at the rear which could be subject any movement. :D )
by Rust bucket
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Copper pipes

Hi all, just looking at Brake master cylinder comments about if it's worth rebuilding them, then seeing copper brake pipes mentioned as possibily dangerous :o . I bought a copper brake pipe kit on line and it looks to be well made with neat flaring at the pipe endings and letters and numbers printed...
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Completed the instlation with all caps fitted and torqed down, I have found some used standard washer's so if it's not a grease problem I can fit them, thanks. :)
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Clean and flat,........ :o , I wonder if it's a case of a little too much grease behind the washer's?, I'll try to ease them back as far as I can with something softer and squeeze any excess out.
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Okay thanks, this is my first complete engine rebuild so the bottom end is new territory for me :-? .
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Well I did try and get one of the thinnest feeler's in the set down and no way so I was just guessing at .25, yes new standard set unless BM have sent the wrong one's and i've got the next size up, recept says standard thrust bearings.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

One book I have says 3 1/2 thou, at most it would be 1/4 thou.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3876

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Sorry to jump in on this conversation but i've just finished the bottom end of my engine rebuild fitting a reground crank and standard size thrust washers, crank turns fine but there is no end float on the crank, would this be okay?.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thefts at Cornbury Park
Replies: 44
Views: 5790

Re: Thefts at Cornbury Park

Sad to learn of the amount of thieving at Cornbury Park, I went on Sunday and got a few last minute bargains :D. I was also a keen carbooter a few years ago both seller and buyer,there is a particular event in Oxford that was known for the local tea leafs to vist more than most, the last time I went...
by Rust bucket
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Nut size
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Nut size

Got some good strong split washers which will do.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Nut size
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Nut size

Thanks but did you mean BSF, never heard of BDF before.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Nut size
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Nut size

I've got good axle u bolts but with somes nuts missing, anybody know the nut size?, also are the same nuts used elsewhere on the car, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Herald 13/60
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Herald 13/60

I may have commited a crime but I needed another major engine part, the engine block for my restoration, a Triumph Herald 13/60 engine and gearbox came my way and was told was running okay some time ago apart from a water leak,it is more or less complete, yes I know it's a bit heavier but no more th...
by Rust bucket
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2192

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

As you can tell I'm not that familiar with engineering terms, sorry i should have said v blocks and a dial gauge which i think is the normal way a professional would check if things are straight :wink: .
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2192

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

My goodness this a debate, thanks for your input everyone and yes i got my own block back, also the cranks were not tested in another block , it's only a one man firm, i don't think he had any other A series blocks in the shop, i'm no mechanic but if it's not the crank, ( i watched the test) and not...