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#676 xrocketengineer


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:25 PM

I guess this was the issue with the broken pulley. The half circle key wasn't sitting correctly. It was also seized like that. I remember it being like that when I first fitted the pulley. I didnt know that the key was a separate part, so I just assumed that is how it should be. Didnt actually think much about it.



Just for the "belt and suspenders" minded like me, I would clean the end of the shaft thoroughly and then put a couple of drops of oil on it and on the key to ensure that the pulley makes it all the way in.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

So back onto this! I have had a hectic couple of weeks full of teaching, but time to get back to this. I ended top send the pulley back to SC and they secured the ring on. 


I refitted the plate and the new seal, with a smear of RTV around the CAM and keyway (just in case)




The pulley is on and I will retime the cams this weekend. I am sure they haven't moved and I did mark the crankshaft position etc. But it doesn't take that long to do so I will just start from scratch. Originally I had them timed with 1mm of lift, then after some advice from the 16v mini Facebook page i timed them with 2mm of lift. This improved the responsiveness but I felt I lost a little of the low down power, I have decided but this time I maybe set them at 1.5mm. I think about it,,,,


In the mean time, with the weather drawing in, I have started to make some of the "retro" looking signs for my garage dress-up.


I bought some MDF letters from eBay to allow me to knock this up. 









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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

Hopefully you can get it all sorted quickly.


Your sign turned out really cool! I wonder, could you put a row of strip LED's on the inside of the frame to light it up at nighttime? 

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