Wow just red 20pages, what a lovely mini. Good work there, I totally agree on what you said about the dellorto good carbs.
Thanks John. I'm a big convert to Dellortos and love everything about them!
I had a busy day in the garage today! The engine block got a good scrub, threads cleaned out and a coat of paint
I did a quick mock up for couple of inspiration photos, hopefully it'll be together again soon, but I'm really happy with the look I'm yet to decide on the colour for the additional parts (timing cover, tappet covers, oil filter assembly etc) - but they will either be green/black/silver
I installed the crank and checked the end float. I bought original size thrust washers a few years ago and they turned out to be too loose. I got some +003 oversize thrust washers and now the end float is in spec. This block came back from the engine shop with no additional external parts fitted and it had been a couple of years since I stripped them so I wasn't quite sure which parts went where. Luckily I had a spare 998 block set aside so I was able to get an oil pressure relief assembly, oil feed banjo bolt, distributor drive and housing and a whole selection of nuts and bolts.
Replace the cam bearings (all the engine bearings that were initially available were cheap King bearings and now I've got ACL bearings to replace them all)
Install cam + oil pump
Install timing gears + modify to suit duplex chain
Build one good rocker assembly from the two I have + find a set of pushrods
Install welch plugs
Edited by timmy850, 09 June 2019 - 09:25 AM.