The Racy Red Bakery Truck.

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Post by CNHSS1 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 pm

Nice detective work Brian 8)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:13 pm

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Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:25 pm

I think you got your money’s worth out of those!


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:28 pm

So nearly a month later, I got a recommendation from my pal down the road for M J Engineering, had a chat and whipped both heads off and away for new guides, seat re-cutting etc. Got them back Saturday, finished all the cleaning on Tuesday, refitted everything late last night.
This morning I set the timing, filled the coolant and oil and fired it up. What a racket! Same "big-end death rattle" and a humungious exhaust blow from the drivers side, coming from inside the three primary headers! Bleddy car!
Let it warm up at low revs, no difference. The rattle seems to come from the rear cyl, passenger side so had that rocker cover off to see if a pushrod guide had broken, no luck, so I reckon it's a broken piston.
The plan for tamara is take the heads off, have a good look at the pistons, then probably take the bleddy engine out and use the one out of the Coupe to get us mobile again, at least the heads are ok. Oh and I've "scimitar back-ache" too.



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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:40 pm

I havnt read all the way back through but wasn’t there a low oil pressure issue in the past too?

Does seem that unfortunately the only real solution will be full strip down.

At least you have easy access to a known spare!

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Post by Nick » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:40 pm

Might be worth getting an endoscope to have a look. Mine was £10 ish on e bay, and connects to my phone


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