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by Rust bucket
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Nut size
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

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: 1207

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: 1207

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: 633

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: 2394

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: 2394

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...
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

Core plugs are all in place,no sign of leakage, bearings were showing quite a lot of copper and the crank was oval, can't remember by how much.
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

Bought the car as a wreck, the engine would not start but when i took the head off the plugs were a nice coffee colour a good sign the engine was good, wrong, on strip down the bores and main bearing were shot, had the block rebored,bought a exchange crank (the first one) found the mains were ground...
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

No, that's when i knew something was wrong because i've been watching engine rebuilds on utube, you need both hands on the webs to turn this and it marks the front shell, anyone got a block for sale?.
by Rust bucket
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

Yes i've been looking around that area, i can see casting marks and ridges, as for cracks no but then again they could be tiny, the engineer who deals a with tuned mini engines from a local firm said it was a very rare but not unkown for blocks to do this, just had it rebored and honed too :( .
by Rust bucket
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

The crank was checked on two blocks and a dial guage on the centre by an engineer, i watched him do it, the shells were checked against the crank size that was okay so he put a streight edge on the block and a feeler guage did go down one side of the centre casting on the block showing it was out, h...
by Rust bucket
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

Had the crank checked and it's within tolerance, the shells match and the crank, I was told it's the block! centre bearing casting is slightly off and will need line honing too correct the problem.

Would it last once done or is it likely to move again and bind?.
by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

It's could be 1.733 or 1.735 but it is sure not 1.7305, thank you very much for the info.
by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Re: Reground, crank duff?.

I have a slide gauge and they are 1.734in measuring top to bottom and side to side.
by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reground, crank duff?.
Replies: 23
Views: 2394

Reground, crank duff?.

Just started rebuilding my 1098 engine, bought a reground crank and shells from a well known parts specialist, the shells match the size stamped on the crank which are +20 and +10 Casting has been rubbed clean with emery paper so no rubbish under the shells, oiled them well but when I lay the crank ...
by Rust bucket
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Damper

Yes i've spent quite a lot of money on the engine but I had too because it was shot, so I wasn't relishing the idea of another ninty quid on a damper, I believe lightening the flywheel is beneficial from pickup and would improve the 0-40 mph time not because i want to use the higher end of the rpm m...
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Damper
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Damper

Hi all, just got my 1098 block back from the machine shop which is now 1132cc, had the flywhheel lightend and balanced must have had at least a kilo taken off, now the cost of this all is getting quite high, the car will only be used for the road revving to between two and five thousand rpm max, do ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam wear
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cam wear

Okay thanks bmcecosse, you are always quick too respond to many questions on this site, i think the Lord has blessed you with much knowledge of the poached egg.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam wear
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cam wear

That's a thought but it would have to be a 998 cam because i don't want too fiddle around getting the new oil pump to fit, also i'm fitting a 1275 head so i only want the same lift as as a Minor cam.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam wear
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

Re: Cam wear

Should read 1.353, 1.348, 1.348,1.350in, :wink: ....it's just that i've read some members have had problems with a change of camshaft, no elongated rings just a little pitting on the sides of three lobes.