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« Reply #300 on: December 06, 2017, 01:15:14 PM »
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Congratulations Jim.
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« Reply #301 on: December 06, 2017, 01:44:19 PM »
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Congrats Jim.
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« Reply #302 on: December 06, 2017, 07:45:33 PM »
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Congratulations Jim, Pleased you have joined the club,enjoy retirement.
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« Reply #303 on: April 11, 2018, 01:41:46 PM »
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I have finally found an engine reconditioner that will do the right thing and not rip you off. He was recommended by a customer off mine who has had work done by him in the past. So I have pulled the motor apart and will be dropping it off this afternoon so he can check it out.
All being well, it will be cleaned & tested, bored +60, new bearing & brass welch plugs. Head will get 202 valves, hardened seats and stronger springs. Hopefully it will be ready when we get back from our cruise, so Iíll post the results when we return.
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« Reply #304 on: May 19, 2018, 02:18:35 PM »
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Picked up the engine this morning all finished ready to put back together. Everythingís in good order, no cracks or damage so nowI can begin the rebuild. Was told by the guy that did the work that the pistons & rings I bought are 3-1/16 plus 60 so I now have a 3-3/16 bore, so with the head work, the triples & the cam it should be a good performer. Iíll post some photos and a video when I have it running.
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« Reply #305 on: May 19, 2018, 07:18:54 PM »
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Hello, Good you have found a reliable engine re-conditioner. I may be wrong, but I think 3 1/16 + .060" is closer to 3 1/8 bore as  1/16" is .0625", while 1/8" is .125", therefore   3 1/16" + .060" would be approx 3 1/8". This is a good, reliable size for an oversize bore. Cheers.
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« Reply #306 on: May 20, 2018, 08:23:46 AM »
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My mistake, they are 3-1/8 plus60 advertised on eBay.
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« Reply #307 on: August 06, 2018, 09:33:03 PM »
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Back on home soil, have the engine back together just need to rebuild the cross member and fit it into the subframe so I can fit the engine and gear box in place to set up the header pipes. Have them bent up now itís a matter of getting them in the correct position to clear the mounts and gearbox. Will let you know how it goes.
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« Reply #308 on: August 07, 2018, 08:13:49 AM »
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Hi Jim,
Who did you use to do your engine? What was the approximate cost?
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« Reply #309 on: August 07, 2018, 06:09:17 PM »
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Hi Graham, Les Noyce at ElToro estate Liverpool, $2900 which included chemical clean all parts, gaskets, bearings, rebore & hone, clean and check oil pump, rebuilt head with 186 valves & springs, hardened seats. I supplied the oversized pistons & rings and the rebuild.
Iíll be at the meeting on Tuesday if you want any more information.
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« Reply #310 on: October 14, 2018, 01:09:53 PM »
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Now the house is sold and had no luck selling the FC, I have been finishing off the front end and diff so I can get the car mobile and move it to a mates place. He has let me use his shed for storage so I can work on it over the next few months and get it back on the road.
The only trouble with moving into an over 55s village is they frown on a lot of noise from hammering and grinding. But at least the villa has a double garage so Iíll have a place for it when complete.
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« Reply #311 on: October 15, 2018, 01:16:51 PM »
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Hey Jim,

Just been catching up on your progress.
Retired hey! Great you can help me with my project  Wink

Selling the FC - Please tell me it is not true..

All the best

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« Reply #312 on: October 15, 2018, 05:48:35 PM »
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Hey John good to hear from you, due to health issues with my wife and myself I was going to sell it but not much interest. We have run out of time as we are moving in two weeks so itís a mad scramble to get the car mobile so I can move it over to a mates place. He has let me store it in his shed so I can work on it a couple of days a week to get it finished.
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« Reply #313 on: October 15, 2018, 05:55:24 PM »
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A good mate.

You dont want to have to sell it after all the work you put in.
Sorry to hear about your wife, hope she is on the mend.

Will try to get to a meeting one of these days ...  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #314 on: October 15, 2018, 06:00:20 PM »
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Got the front end all finished yesterday, cross member rebuilt and bolted back onto the subframe. Cleaned up and painted the engine and all the boltons as well as cleaned the gearbox ready for new gaskets and paint. Next step bolt them back together and fit them into the front end and set the header pipes for clearance between the gearbox and the idler arm.
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