Right so this is the last job im going to do before fitting this engine in my red mini..
So I fitted the Harmonic damper..(fan belt pully), and because the engine was at TDC on number 1 bore the timing marks lined up spot on.
But just to be 100 per cent sure that number one is on the compression stroke I turned the engine through its cycle to see which valve opened first...Now as you all know the next valve to open after the compression stroke is of course the exhaust valve.Thats the one nearest the thermostat. So as I turned the engine over, sure enough the exhaust valve started to open. so I then wound the engine back to line up the timing marks. Both the valves on number one should be firmly shut.
Next was to fit the dizzy drive spindle. I use a long bolt to fit this..
It needs to go in so that the groove is at the twenty to two position but due to the gearing on the spindle and the cam you need to play around a bit to get it spot on. I try to start it off at ten to four and then it just slides into position.
So then with the dizzy fitted you should see the rotor arm is pointing to one o'clock, this is the position on the cap that corresponds to the lead going to number one spark plug.
If its pointing to to seven o'clock then you need to remove the spindle, turn it through 180 deg and refit..
So thats it done..A 1380 with a big valve ported head...All standard everywhere else..I think the power will be around 75 at the wheels..maybe a bit more..but nothing to wild..just a nice every day driver..
Im not going to bother showing the fitting of the starter motor and other bits..but will post up a picture of the engine fitted in the car. and possibly a wee vidio of the first start.
Thanks for all the nice coments people have made during this build and also for not filling it with Spam..
Edited by AndyMiniMad., 31 December 2011 - 04:11 PM.