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#1 JonnyAlpha

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

Hi;

 

I have just been trying out my newly acquired Blast Cabinet. Had a go at the timing chain cover, but noticed a hole in it :-(

 

Question:

 

If I replace it with a Mini (No SPI one) like this one here will the timing marks still be in the correct place?

 

May try and pick up a cheaper second hand one, either Metro or Mini?

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

Yes. The engines are the same. But your damper may not be correct depending where it actually came from.



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:21 PM

Yes. The engines are the same. But your damper may not be correct depending where it actually came from.

 

By damper, do you mean the crank pulley? I am using the one that came off of the engine?



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 12:32 PM

or just weld up and repair the hole. 



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 12:59 PM

or just weld up and repair the hole.


That can be done, possibly the best way to repair.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:40 PM

Looks like they will be, never heard that they're not - you could set it to tdc with the holey cover so you can confirm if you replace it.

 

I'd go for a repair too, if you don't have access to a welder*, an epoxy patch should do - possibly better as it can cover all the pitting, use  acid to remove every bit of rust to prep.

 

*it's a small enough bit to tout around some back street garages with some beer tokens in your pocket.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:59 PM

I am pretty dab at welding up small repairs such as this but I don’t have any gas at the mo. As well as the repair I have also been advised that I should flatten down the breather somewhat as it’s from a Metro (so is the engine) and on a Mini there is not a lot of room between the breather and the radiator?

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:13 PM

on a Mini there is not a lot of room between the breather and the radiator?


Between breather and fan

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:55 PM

 

on a Mini there is not a lot of room between the breather and the radiator?


Between breather and fan

 

 

Oh yes - sorry :-)






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