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by rodbargee
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Re-centering/refurbishing con rods is better described in this link than I can at this time of night! http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Article/1109/connecting_rod_reconditioning_more_to_it_than_you_might_think.aspx Going to the expense of a reground crank without getting the Rods checked out as above...
by rodbargee
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Who mentioned line boring? the block was re-bored and a new liner fitted. The rods were re-centered.

The crank and rods came from the block, I was going to rebuild and is all thats left for me to sell. The car went some time ago with the non original engine it came with IYSWIM.
by rodbargee
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Yes, Chris Watson has done all the work, and he is the man! Unfortunately for him and me the block, which was the correct original engine for my 2+2, showed up with cracks...after the engineering work had been carried out. (I suspect when the block was skimmed)Those cracks run longways down the bloc...
by rodbargee
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

For those of you who remember my tale of woe regarding the original engine I got with the car in this thread it has now been resolved. That's to say the engineer and I have settled with each other and I have got my original block and internals back. The block was worked on and found to have cracks.....
by rodbargee
Sat May 30, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Thanks all... :D

Adam
by rodbargee
Sat May 30, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Adam Try looking here: http://etypeuk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=951 from which you car is a RHD S2 2+2 built between '68 and '70 and closer to the former than latter. Thanks for that, I'll alter the ad and correct the details...no wonder The phone hasn't rung!! still, it is what it is..... regardle...
by rodbargee
Sat May 30, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Adam, that's a nice looking 'E'. A couple of thoughts. It's advertised as a '72, but the S2 had long been discontinued by then....I had a S3 Plus 2 that was made in December 1970! I guess that '72 is when it was first registered, but it may be worth finding out if it's one of the very last S2 cars....
by rodbargee
Sun May 10, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bargain E-Type ?7250
Replies: 19
Views: 8368

Interesting....mine's still on pistonheads the price is a conversation opener, it needs looking at and a frank conversation. Oh! ....and no fires involved!
Adam

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1006309.htm
by rodbargee
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: It has to go
Replies: 3
Views: 1897

Thanks for the kind words, my staus as a petrol head is unaffected by credit crunches....we have one thing to thank ITV for however, we'll all be spending more time in the garage courtesy of what's on/not on the box! I'll link in the advert if it ever appears on Petrol heads, as you may have gathere...
by rodbargee
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It has to go
Replies: 3
Views: 1897

It has to go

Hello all, I'm posting this out of a sense of guilt and frustrated disappointment. I will be selling the S2 coupe I bought recently for a couple of reasons.... not withstanding the engine rebuild I initiated which went horribly wrong, see, "Another update" post. Consigning the car never to have its ...
by rodbargee
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Update :(
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

Another Update :(

After the commercially available chemicals poster I wish I had some cheery news but It's not to be.....the original block we stripped down and gave to Chris Watson the engineer, has turned out to be scrap. :( Unfortunately this didn't come to light until he'd re bored it and put a new liner in!! Sti...
by rodbargee
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft oil seal(asbestos?)housing, removal!
Replies: 12
Views: 5739

Rope seal it is I think, I shall try and get a copy of the magazine, sounds well worth it.

Thanks David and Mark for your expertise I'll let you know what the engineering shop have to say about my engine and crank!
Adam
by rodbargee
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft oil seal(asbestos?)housing, removal!
Replies: 12
Views: 5739

Mmm interesting one this...if I had seen just the first post from Mark: would bet I'd have said yes, I would replace it with a modern lipseal. it seems on first thought to be the sensible thing to do. However the rope seal lobby have a good well made point too. My only experience of the two differen...
by rodbargee
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft oil seal(asbestos?)housing, removal!
Replies: 12
Views: 5739

Thank you Chris I'll get out and have another look......It shows them on my exploded drawing but I searched and searched to no avail last night.Thanks again.
Adam
by rodbargee
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crankshaft oil seal(asbestos?)housing, removal!
Replies: 12
Views: 5739

Crankshaft oil seal(asbestos?)housing, removal!

I have just stripped the engine down to the block and the crank shaft, pistons big ends mains all out and off...how does the oil seal on the flywheel end of the crankshaft come off? all three allen bolts undone, the lowest won't come right out, it fouls the crank flywheel flange, and the dowels are ...
by rodbargee
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filters for Dummies....(me)
Replies: 17
Views: 6132

Well all the air bits are bolted together complete with new gaskets etc the only thing I'm not sure about now is the rubber ring that sits on top of the air filter canaster and presumeably slides across the top of the assembly as the engine rocks. Is this all there is? It seems a little too loose a ...
by rodbargee
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filters for Dummies....(me)
Replies: 17
Views: 6132

Adam, The OE pumps are quite weak so if yours isn't working well it can be replaced with a cheap modern one. This is how I did mine: http://tinyurl.com/6luk54 Dave Very impressive Dave, I have just had a walk round the Alladin's cave that is the Hutson Motor company in Bradford, mouth watering and ...
by rodbargee
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filters for Dummies....(me)
Replies: 17
Views: 6132

Cheers all, I think a pump with a bit of push is in order.......lets face it there's plenty more pressing things to get right!!
Adam
by rodbargee
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filters for Dummies....(me)
Replies: 17
Views: 6132

As you might be able to see from the pic the washer bottle just has a screw top! is this where a OE electric pump should be? (just in front of the brake and clutch resevoirs and to the right of the su without a filter)
Cheers
Adam

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by rodbargee
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Air filters for Dummies....(me)
Replies: 17
Views: 6132

Having got the filter assembly and bits together :D where is the screen wash pump supposed to go? (was in the well for the air canister!!)