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Mick wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:14 pm EK Mart OR Blacky's house of dead FB/EKs :think: :lol:
You are right :esad: 6 of them at the moment and not one of them goes ..........
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I have a nice rotating shortie if you need it. Harv got the lifters out of it. Get the thing out of my sight…


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It is even FB era correct


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Sounds promissing that offer !

30 thou undersize, bit on the limit with the crank.

Block definately in the bin !!!!

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I can lend you another set of spark plugs if that helps. :lol:
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Errol62 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:37 am I have a nice rotating shortie if you need it. Harv got the lifters out of it. Get the thing out of my sight…
Must have been a lifter famine at some stage. Of the half dozen or so blocks I pulled down looking for a crank, very few had lifters left in them.

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60Special wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:26 am I can lend you another set of spark plugs if that helps. :lol:
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A guy contacted me after lifters to put in a BMC Mini Minor. Back in the day, they used to bore the mini engines to take the grey lifters.

A mate runs &*#@ lifters in his 202, again bored out to suit. Maybe find something oversize to fit the grey?

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302 lifters are the right diameter, but are HEAVY.

Doesn’t seem to be any signs of pinging. Any chance that the top ring had lost all gap and was pushing on that crown land?

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Harv wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:32 pm

Doesn’t seem to be any signs of pinging. Any chance that the top ring had lost all gap and was pushing on that crown land?
That's what Craig Allardyce said - when I drained the coolant out of the block it was green but when I siphoned the last of it out of the back of the block before removing it from the car it was like swamp mud , he reckons the blocks fill up with shit around the back pot , they overheat, the top ring expands and closes up then we all know what happens then .........
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Found the rest of the top ring last night - in the bottom of the sump ……. ImageImage
Hoping pumping all that crap around hasn’t destroyed the oil pump , will blow it apart and have a look at it this weekend
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“Top ring in the bottom of the sump…..”
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Hey Blacky maybe you need that engine that Brett27 has shown a couple of times :lol: :lol:
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FireKraka wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:33 pm Hey Blacky maybe you need that engine that Brett27 has shown a couple of times :lol: :lol:
It sure is purty 8) 8) but I have one half done in the shed :thumbsup:
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Finding that missing bit in the sump as glitter is bad enough, finding it whole would have been worse.

I lost a gudgeon pin clip once in a Mini engine. It went down between the bore and piston. Incredible carnage for a few milliseconds.

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