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Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 pm
by ScimiTom
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)

Tom

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

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Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:37 pm
by IanC
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!
Ian

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Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:02 pm
by IanC
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.
Ian

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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:39 pm
by IanC
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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Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:50 pm
by TrevorG
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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Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:44 pm
by IanC
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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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:51 am
by gtcse8
Think I have both Ian. will look today.
Mark

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:43 pm
by IanC
Yet more questions. I see from this site the importance of ensuring a good seal between oil pump and pick up pipe, and i have a gasket for this. However i don't have one in my 'kit' to go between pump and block. Also I can't see one in various manuals or even my 1990's GW CD Rom (yes I am that old). While I can easily make one, is it advisable to have one fitted , or will a smear of Wellseal be enough (or metal to metal) ?
TIA, Ian

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:05 pm
by Coupe Racing
I have never seen one or fitted one but ensure but surfaces are very flat
Any sealant that get dislodged could block an oil way

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:22 pm
by IanC
OK, thanks for that.
Ian

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:01 pm
by gtcse8
Ian very sorry but can only find the spring clip.
And there is no gasket between the pump and block, I just put a smear of Blue Hermetite round the pump before fitting.

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:42 pm
by IanC
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 conspiracy theorist I'd say a prankster has put a Cologne bit in the packet as it looks like a rear bearing cap gasket from a 2.8 engine. I am a bit concerned though as the diameter is similar to the Essex rear crankshaft oil seal - any thoughts?

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 pm
by b.c.flat hat
Think you're right Ian, I've not seen that in all the essexs through my hands.

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:32 pm
by IanC
Thanks for that BC, I'll put it in the box marked 'bits left over at the end of rebuild' !

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:38 pm
by Oldconn
It looks remarkably like the crankshaft nose seal for the Mini I have just rebuilt!