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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 pm

Diyhell wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Hear, hear! And as someone who appreciates number plates, that one is an absolute cracker! OSM 205M; so in other words it looks like 'Osm 2 Osm' or 'Awesome to Awesome', almost like 'going from strength to strength'. Best of luck with the engine fitting, and enjoy that stunning car! 8)

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PS - Or, it could be someone's comment on your car... It's 'awesome... TOO awesome'! :)


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Post by IanC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:37 pm

Thanks for that diy, it looks like a good one, i bought it as a stalled project. Hopefully after I've got the engine sorted it won't need too much more to get it up and running. Time will tell!
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Post by IanC » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:02 pm

Diy, Tom, thanks for your kind comments , coincidentally my wife spotted the osm 2 osm possibility. I only saw the familiar SM being from my, or should i say our part of the world.
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Post by IanC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:39 pm

I'm just plucking up the courage to start putting things together, and I've run into a bit of a mystery. In both the workshop manual and GWs parts catalogue the front crank oil seal (part 39 in the picture) is shown behind the crank gear. However the only place I can see that a front oil seal would fit is in the front cover i.e. in front of the gear. Are the pictures misleading or am I getting in a muddle?
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Post by TrevorG » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:50 pm

I think it's illustrators licence....look at the page in the parts list where the front cover is shown and the front cover oil seal is positioned as you suggest



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Post by IanC » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:44 pm

Well, made some progress, crank and pistons in, very satisfying. Here's hoping I've put things together properly. Oil pump next,the 'kit' came with a shiny new one, but not a drive shaft which I'll need to source. However I don't have the clip that retains the shaft in the pump, and it doesn't appear in the Burtons catalogue. I haven't yet tried the usual traders, but before I do, does anyone know if the clip is an obscure or hard to locate part?
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Post by gtcse8 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:51 am

Think I have both Ian. will look today.
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