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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm
by IanC
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!

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:43 pm
by GavinR
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

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
by Coupe Racing
GavinR wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:43 pm
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
Essex gasket is flat

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:27 pm
by IanC
GavinR wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:43 pm
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 seal, so maybe that's the same system in a Pinto? The Essex sump is completely flat all round so no curved gaskets are needed.
Ian
Update! I've just seen Coupe's comment, beat me to it...

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:17 pm
by gtcse8
2.8 Cologne Sump seal.
Essex sump gaskets are a Four piece Cork or Rubber impregnated cork seal.
I have had another root today but can`t find the New quill drive Ian, sorry.
Spring clip in the post tomorrow.
Regards Mark

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Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:54 pm
by IanC
Many thanks, Ian

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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:59 pm
by IanC
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 whole lot had to come off again including the cam wheel as it covers the retaining plate's bolts. I put the cover plate bolts in place to 'centre' all the holes before tightening the retaining plate bolts and everything was ok after that. I'll know next time, if there is one that is.

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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 pm
by gtcse8
Clip posted today Ian

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Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:58 pm
by IanC
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 can't currently reach to the bottom of the threads on the T/C brackets. Having said that, the person who disassembled the bits had a struggle in getting the bolts off (photo)!
I can make some 17mm headed bolts fit, but if there's a ready made item I'd prefer to use that.
If it's relevant, while the box is an A4LD, the T/C is a standard C3 one.
Ian
PS Can't get a photo to attach. Edit Now attached, at last!

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Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:37 pm
by gtcse8
The ones I have taken out are special, they have a hollow stamped head with a raised groove round the outside.
Don`t suppose it matters what they are as long, sic, as they fit and are 8.8t or above.
And don`t forget to use threadloc on them, you don`t want a horrible rattling noise in a few months time.

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Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:58 pm
by IanC
Thanks for that Mark - and I'll definitely be using the threadloc!

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:59 pm
by IanC
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 lot younger and fitter). But if the heads were on, what would be the attachment points)?

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
by Nick
I would add the heads and inlet manifold first. The 4 carb attachment studs on the inlet manifold are ideal to lift on, being well balanced.

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:55 pm
by IanC
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?

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:01 pm
by philhoward
More than strong enough.