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by IanC
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

All back together, so let's see if it actually goes! If it does, then it's brakes and dripping diff next, slightly more familiar territory for me.
by IanC
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Forum Issues & News
Topic: Can't upload photos at present
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Can't upload photos at present

Been trying for days, can't get photos to upload, either by using the attachment feature or the drag and drop. Ian
by IanC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks for the info. I'll check tomorrow, but i think the angled brackets on my engine leveller will fit back to back so as to fit on the carb mount. If they do, it'll be a neat solution. Edit! Just checked, the load leveller angled brackets fit the carb bolts beautifully, so that's the way to go. T...
by IanC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks guys, that's the way I'll do it then!
Ian
by IanC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Hi, thanks for that. I can see the bit about balance, but is the alloy i/manifold beefy enough to take the weight of the engine?
by IanC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

A practical question this time. It's nearing the time for the engine to go in, but I'm unsure where the best place is to attach the engine leveller. The likely place looks like via the head bolts (heads off), but I don't fancy manhandling the heads on afterwards (although I've done that when I was a...
by IanC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks for that Mark - and I'll definitely be using the threadloc!
by IanC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Autobox query - are the flex plate to torque converter bolts a special item? I ask as the ones in my kit of parts are 'modified' having been shaved down in the head (presumably to clear an engine back plate bolt) and shortened so's not to bottom out on the T/C body - a bit too short IMHO as the bolt...
by IanC
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Beginners Error! I fitted the sandwich plate, cam wheel and front cover today , everything went on fine, except one of the cover bolts wouldn't fit. The mistake I made was to assume that when the sandwich plate's retaining plate was fitted, all the bolt holes would naturally line up. Wrong! So the w...
by IanC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Many thanks, Ian
by IanC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

It looks like part of a sump gasket to go between the bearing caps and the sump. Never rebuilt an Essex, but a Pinto has 2 of these in a sump gasket kit Well I've never rebuilt a Cologne but I can see from a diagram that there's cutouts in the sump at each end for the crank and these need a curved ...
by IanC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Oldconn wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:38 pm
It looks remarkably like the crankshaft nose seal for the Mini I have just rebuilt!
I was probably being too blinkered in thinking it was possibly a Scimitar part - of course it could be off pretty much anything!
by IanC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Thanks for that BC, I'll put it in the box marked 'bits left over at the end of rebuild' !
by IanC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

Today's niggle. The attached photo is of a part from my (previously sealed) gasket kit labelled 'Ford conversion kit Essex'. I think I can see where all the other gaskets/seals go, but not the one in the photo. I've checked various manuals and diagrams and can't see anything like it - but if I was a...
by IanC
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine Rebuild Novice
Replies: 51
Views: 3377

Engine Rebuild Novice

OK, thanks for that.
Ian

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