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#1 MK1russ

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:36 PM

I'm in the process of assembling a Pre A+ 1330cc block using a later CAM6232 crankshaft, A+ conrods, new +60 pistons and pre-verto standard flywheel that has been lightened & balanced. It crossed my mind today that as all of these components are from different engines, would it be necessary to have them all balanced together before installing them? Or would I be ok to carry on fitting them as they are?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:48 PM

It's an opportunity not to be missed.

 

Do you know  Tyler Motorsport at Kingstone /Madley ?



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:51 PM

Yes i'm thinking while i'm here is it worth doing.

 

No i don't know them. The only place i've been using for machining work is Phoenix Rebore in Hereford but i'm willing to try someone that's more of an A series specialist.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 10:56 PM

In the past (for K-Series parts) I've used Wilkinson Dynamic Balancing in Halesowen and been very pleased.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:08 AM

Yes i'm thinking while i'm here is it worth doing.

 

No i don't know them. The only place i've been using for machining work is Phoenix Rebore in Hereford but i'm willing to try someone that's more of an A series specialist.

 

Type "Tyler Motorsport" into gurgle, it should bring up a map.

 

If you go there, ask him to show you my downdraft S head and 48 IDA Webber.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:14 AM

Technically no. Should all be balanced in their own already. But ideally yes especially if it needs to rev.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:30 PM

Yes i'm thinking while i'm here is it worth doing.
 
No i don't know them. The only place i've been using for machining work is Phoenix Rebore in Hereford but i'm willing to try someone that's more of an A series specialist.

 
Type "Tyler Motorsport" into gurgle, it should bring up a map.
 
If you go there, ask him to show you my downdraft S head and 48 IDA Webber.

You have a PM.

Technically no. Should all be balanced in their own already. But ideally yes especially if it needs to rev.


That's the other thing I'm thinking too, as all the components show their original balancing 'signs'.

I'm only building a torquey road based engine and I don't plan on revving it beyond 6k rpm.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:28 PM

I've just fitted an MED lightweight & balanced flywheel/clutch assembly and it's removed a whole load of vibrations from the way it was previously. Not had anything else balanced but when the engine comes apart I'll be getting it all balanced properly.






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