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#16 GraemeC

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:29 AM

I have an 8.4” brake set up in the for sale section
http://www.theminifo...e-set-now-£150/

Edited by GraemeC, 12 August 2018 - 07:29 AM.


#17 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:00 AM

I have an 8.4” brake set up in the for sale section
http://www.theminifo...e-set-now-£150/

Ah so you do. Just what I was looking for.



#18 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:28 PM

Been away on holiday (still am) but wanted to ask. In order to check the engines and move them so that they (or bits of them) can be collected or couriered, I need to split them.

What special tools do I need and any tips.
After doing some reading my under standing is Thatcher bell housing, clutch and flywheel need to be taken off first before splitting the head, block, gearbox

Any tips on getting the manifolds off, looks like some of the nuts are inside the hot air flow area that the air box sits on. I don't have an engine stand but could possibly make one?

Thought I'd drain the oil first.

#19 WillCarter

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

This might help a bit: http://www.theminifo...e-step-by-step/



#20 johnR

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

With regard to restoring the carbs - I stripped mine down, had the bodies vapour blasted after checking wear of throttle spindle bearing surfaces (it's very difficult to clean them properly by hand because of all the nooks and crannies) de-rust the fittings (Deox C) and have them re zinc plated. Get a service kit. Polish dashpots 

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#21 Matt

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

John.. where did you have that work done??

#22 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:40 PM

Mmm yes where?


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#23 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:50 PM

OK so today I needed to remove this part. 

 

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Not an easy job.

 

Had to take the whole dash apart :-)

 

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#24 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

Bit more progress. 

Yesterday I managed to split one of the engines down. Reason for splitting in situ was so that I could transport it. I don't have a crane at each location even so the block is still a blooming heavy lump!!

 

Started at about 11:00 and finished at about 15:00. All went reasonably well apart from finding out that the timing chain and gears should have been removed whilst the Flywheel was still fitted!!

 

Anyway here it is split:

 

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