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#1 Sprok

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:28 PM

Ive got my SPI engine out while car gets resprayed. It was running nicely before the car was re-built. Budget is tight but im looking for suggestions as to any jobs i should do as the engine is in the bench.
Im definitely doing the clutch.
Any other essesntials / suggestions. Ill paint the block and head of course. Thank you

#2 Icey

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:50 PM

Diff output seals, rod-change seal, rod-change bushing. Not much else that's difficult to do with the engine in unless you're going to go a bit deeper and, for example, refresh the diff or change the timing chain as well.



#3 Wiggy

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

Oil pump.

Ideal time to fit a new cam, if that's your poison.

#4 Cooperman

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM

Oil pump, timing chain, check crank end float and correct if necessary.
New main and big-end shells are inexpensive and worth changing, especially if the engine has done a fairly high mileage.
Re-lap the valves and fit new valve stem oil seals.

#5 DeanP

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

Resist taking anything off, such a dizzy and leads.... anything that will help you in advance of having to start another thread later called... my SPI won't start. :)



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 05:55 PM

heck the steering rack and U bolts and plastic shims. Easier to do now than when engine back in.

#7 Magneto

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:19 PM

Water pump and flush cooling system and heater matrix



#8 ACDodd

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:47 PM

Overhaul it.

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#9 Anthony30

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:05 PM

Rebuild the engine. duplex timing gear, kent 266 cam, modified cylinder head, quaife atb diff ect. Quite expensive, but it would make the car MUCH better to drive. :shades:



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:22 AM

When.you.do.the.clutch.its.worth.changing.the.primary.gear.seal.at.the.same.time.



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 04:16 PM

Rebuild the engine. duplex timing gear, kent 266 cam, modified cylinder head, quaife atb diff ect. Quite expensive, but it would make the car MUCH better to drive. :shades:

That would make it go very well. The only thing I would not do is to fit a limited slip diff. They can be hard work on the road and unless you expect to be doing what would be wheel-spin acceleration all the time without one they are an expensive and unnecessary item. However, a cross-pin diff is a good idea for a heavily modified car. 

From another thread, the EVO001 cam might be a better option if a cam change is anticipated.



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 07:14 PM

Not sure how good the emissions are with 266 or evo001 cam in an SPi for the MOT

 

I'm with Cooperman you don't need an LSD

 

When you do the clutch set the end float on the primary gear and don't forget the trust bearing



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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:36 PM

Great time to change the engine core plugs if they're showing signs of rust. Possible with everything in the car, but much easier on the bench! They're cheap and easy to do. You can check the water jacket is clear at the same time.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 10:31 PM

Thanks everyone. Great suggestions.

Wish a rebuild was in the budget

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

Thanks everyone. Great suggestions.

Wish a rebuild was in the budget




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