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#76 AndyMiniMad.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

The Clearance is for the Fan. It generally tends to hit the breather if you don't bash it flat. I prefer to cut and weld though.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

Does anyone know of a step by step guide for dummies on how to strip an engine ready for a rebore n rebuild?

Need to completely strip mine ready but I've never done owt like it so unsure of how to go about it?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:14 PM

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_cp_d_h__3

 

Haven't disassembled an engine myself but I got the DVD delivered earlier this week just to watch through it. I'm a total engine build newbie and I found it very informative.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:36 PM

I'll have to give that a look at.... Does it go through stripping an engine then?

Cheers

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:52 PM

Yup. Strip and rebuild to achieve 100bhp and 100lb/ft.

 

Gearbox, too. Well worth the money IMO.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Neat ... May just have to treat myself :D

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

Its a very good DVD. And not taken to seriously either. Cam timing malarkey by Bill was brilliant..

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:16 PM

Its a very good DVD. And not taken to seriously either. Cam timing malarkey by Bill was brilliant..

 

Seconded, I watched it over the Easter bank holiday and for a complete 'engine' newbie it was very useful/informative/entertaining. A lot of scope for this sort of approach to many mini related tasks, I suppose it has been superseded in some respects by YouTube videos...



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

Looks like I will be doing this rather soon!  Great guide and I know where to find you if I have any questions ;)



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:34 PM

Can't fault it.... It have me the confidence to take mine apart... Just waiting in my centre main strap now and then the block... Strap and pistons off to the shop haha :) keep and eye in the forces induction or mini variants for updates when I get round to it :D

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:54 AM

Hi Andy,
Amazing thread and great pictures!
Could you provide a list of all the new parts you had to purchase? And perhaps also an estimate of the time it took and How much you paid for everything?

Best regards
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

Excellent well done

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

Brilliant thread thanks.
In relation to the addition of the adjustable cam sprocket timing gear, are there any alignment issues or do you just bolt them on.
Cheers?

 

 

Thanks Scoop77, The duplex timing gear simply slots over the existing woodruff keys in the crank and cam. They go on dot to dot and are then adjusted by undoing the Hex bolts. :shades:

Don't mean to hijack your thread or anything, but:

Don't forget you also do need to check the alignment (or height) of both gears with a straight edge and make sure they are at the same level. Otherwise you have to install (or remove) shims behind the crankshaft sprocket to correct the height. 

Wrong height will cause quite some wear on the sprockets & chain as the chain will have tendency to rub more and chew on the teeth.

Appart from that nice thread, and really appreciate all the pictures.  ;D


Edited by dbcool20, 24 July 2014 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:55 PM

As above.. DBCOOL20 is quite correct. you do have to make sure the timing gears are in line. You also need to countersink the bottom two bolts in the timing back plate. Cant remember if I mentioned these in the thread or not.. If not then Sorry. But Im not a pro or anything. just a guy who likes having a go at stuff. I think I mentioned this at the start of the thread. please don't take this thread as  PROPER GUIDE  in building your engine. Its just what I did. My engine is still going strong though so it cant all be bad lol



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

Looks like I will be doing this rather soon!  Great guide and I know where to find you if I have any questions ;)


Im feeling the love Andy!! lol. You coming on the lochness run this year mate?




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