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Re: new project brought

Post by jgra1 » 09 Feb 2015, 20:39

;) good old parts washer Jim .. arguably the most useful £30 I have ever spent second hand. (plus the Jizer)

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I was working away under car tonight, getting sump face clean etc.. and finally dragged the oil strainer off... :(

about 2 teaspoons of suspected metal, fairly soft, haven't been able to look in any detail.. but bearing (no pun) in mind how much engine is left together, I can only think oil pump or big ends or mains maybe..

what should I do? cant really turn the crank as nothing holding liners, liners cant be bolted down without putting oil rail back (it takes all 10 through-bolts)
I may be able to get the big end caps off as it stands..

is it normal for shells to wear into a hundred pieces and collect in the sump gauze? I guess they will go somewhere...

edit ...
took another look at them.. they are not silver but black.. .. and very soft..
I have no magnet here, but I don't think they are metal :)
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Re: new project brought

Post by Stickyfinger » 09 Feb 2015, 20:48

This LOTUS chap made a set of liner clamps...

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Re: new project brought

Post by jgra1 » 09 Feb 2015, 21:02

ah I Made some SF, from a long box spanner thing I had.. they work well, only need 3.. at 110mm each and the spanner was 330 ! :)
I think its all ok, I am now going to look jealously at a bore protrusion of 0.08mm on that posting

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Re: new project brought

Post by jgra1 » 13 Feb 2015, 21:01

all coming back together.. decided not to use uprated oil rail within the sump.. decided to bin the MLS gasket and opt for a singe layer payen..

with some luck she may run this weekend..
whilst under there just now saw a hideous rear subframe bush.. I have never owned a car with as few a miles as this, shocking.. will grab a pic tomorrow..

the 10 long through bolts.. a couple of them don't protrude as much as the others, at the bottom... I am praying this is a manufacturing error.. they were all tightened as per spec :O

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Re: new project brought

Post by CitroJim » 13 Feb 2015, 21:06

Good work John... All the best for having her running tomorrow :wink:

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Re: new project brought

Post by jgra1 » 13 Feb 2015, 21:09

thanks Jim,

maybe Sunday
will throw a bottle of prosecco at her is she runs ok

I have enjoyed the job so far.. steady winter project work.. whatever the outcome..

was a bit shocker earlier when I noticed the rear metro subframe (it has two of the pests) and wondered if all the work of reconnecting to get her to run, would have to be undone to pull the shell off the sub in a few days!
still a strong possibility..

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Re: new project brought

Post by jgra1 » 08 Mar 2015, 17:39

well well

weekend before last saw the engine start, and run :)
then a break, and some more work in the evenings last week, and she was ready for her first journey in my ownership, to the mot yesterday at noon.
passed perfectly..

then 100 miles of blatting about around these parts.
cornering is something else, compared to my c5 and anything I have ever owned really.. a good fun car this one :)
no problems to report .. :lol: :lol:

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Re: new project brought

Post by CitroJim » 08 Mar 2015, 18:59

John, that's very excellent indeed :-D =D> :mrgreen:

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Re: new project brought

Post by bxzx16v » 08 Mar 2015, 19:55

I nearly got one of these before I got my 406.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 08 Mar 2015, 19:58

Excellent news John! I hope we get a good spring and summer for you to enjoy it in. The fun that cars like this (MGF/TF,MX5, MR2 mk3 etc) is vastly misunderstood by those who haven't tried it :-)

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Re: new project brought

Post by Stickyfinger » 08 Mar 2015, 20:28

go figure, a Hairdresser who likes MG's



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Re: new project brought

Post by Northern_Mike » 08 Mar 2015, 20:36

I believe a Healey is much the same thing, just older .. :-P

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Re: new project brought

Post by Stickyfinger » 08 Mar 2015, 21:21

The_Hairdresser wrote:I believe a Healey is much the same thing, just older .. :-P

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ahh-ha..., a big old beasty boy Healey the same ?, mine does not even wash its socks, it smokes a pipe, drinks on a Sundays and Farts in bed :)....., MG's, always out shopping for new half leather driving gloves and cooking lentils for "tolerant" the wife.

Just ordered a set of shock absorber conversion mounts and softer springs, finally getting rid of them.....thank the lord

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Re: new project brought

Post by Northern_Mike » 08 Mar 2015, 21:32

I do believe that John's MGF would leave a (standard) big Healey trailing in it's dust :-)

The B was s**t though. Horrible thing.

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Re: new project brought

Post by Stickyfinger » 08 Mar 2015, 22:00

and run rings round it..........but blast it up a hill in the Alps ? now that's a different story

but drive it to the Alps ?.....got me there, MGF pls