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#31 flat-eric

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:42 PM

looking good mate, keep us posted over the winter months!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

Little bit of an update, still waiting on my shell bearings to be deilvered so did what I could with my gasket sets that arrived today.

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Diff cover removed.
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The seals were so tightly in the covers I actualy broke one of them while levering them out. Ive never seen them that tight before.
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New seals added finally. The seal from the 998 cover came out alot easier and just a tap with a punch.

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I got the other diff cover from one of my old 998's.
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New valve stem seals added, and then vavles inserted back into the head.

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Then I realised that the roller bearing here was damgaed and some of the rollers had come out.
Does anyone know what its called so I can buy a new one. Primary input shaft?

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

1 motion nose bearing aau8424

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

1 motion nose bearing aau8424


Thank you very much for that, Ive already ordered one.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:20 PM

No one got anything to say? nothing at all?

#36 Sir Cheat

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:52 PM

When you sorting out that rust you found?

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:30 AM

Probably as soon as the engine is installed.
Its going to need a wire brushing, priming and then a quick top coat of blue.
It wont be perfect as most of it is hidden under the seam strips then covered in waxoil.
Thankfully that's the only rust on the entire car and its not too bad.
I should recieve shell bearings tomorrow so the engine should come together alot more tomorrow.



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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:34 AM

Keep that engine as clean as you possibly can inside while rebuilding it!

good luck!

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:44 AM

I know before any part is put on I degrease, clean, paint if applicable, and sometimes polish.

Ive built engines before, just never gone this deep. Thanks for the advice though.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

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Bugger!!!!!!!

Just waiting on Minikel to get back to me as he thinks he may have a spare for me.

Anyway, shells arrived today so crank is in, the other 3 pistons and rods are in, depending if minikel has this piston and when it arrives I should get the block mated to the gearbox and then once my new 1st motion shaft bearing arrives I should be able to get the bell housing on. Still trying to get my head around cam timing though.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:27 PM

Im waiting on a piston ring so the engine build has pretty much stalled until that arrives.
Today I wondered over to the garage, Took the exhasut off, took the boot contents out and put the dead battery on trickle charge.
Took out things in the engine bay to let the engine come out easier air horn, washer bottle etc.
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I didnt get alot done as there wasn't a jack down there so I couldn't release the drive shafts, gear linkage, engine mounts etc.
Depending on the post tomorrow ill probably be back down the garage with a jack.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 06:37 PM

What pistons ring set are they? or piston number so i can find out? as i still have the old rings from on my 1380 pistons...

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

Same as yours im pretty sure. I can't remember the numbers on them now, but they were 73.5mm powermax and had the same code as yours. Minikel has said he's got one for me and ive paypalled him a tenner for it. So im just waiting on that now.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

Ok mate if the ones from Kel dont come through im sure ill be able to sort you out one of the rings you broke.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:36 PM

Ok mate if the ones from Kel dont come through im sure ill be able to sort you out one of the rings you broke.


Brilliant, thanks alot. Ive not heard from him since friday when I paid him so Im not sure if hes posted it or eve if hes realised ive paid him.




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