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by Rev Light
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Big End Shells bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Big End Shells bearings

And you can still buy them second hand on ebay.....
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Big End Shells bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Big End Shells bearings

Yes Jim, and your spare engine is in the background mocking me......
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Big End Shells bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Big End Shells bearings

Is it recommended that I change the oil pump also, as I am in there.......Been on the 'tube'.

I should add, I am an 'engine rebuild virgin'
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Big End Shells bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Big End Shells bearings

I will try and get a picture or two up in the next day or two. Being foiled by latest security policies at work and a useless phone. Noggin night tonight for Wiltshire, will try and get some opinions form noted experts there. The journals have some marks on them, but nothing I can feel with my finge...
by Rev Light
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Big End Shells bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Big End Shells bearings

Okay, I am pulling an engine apart to investigate its serviceability. The engine was pulled as it was 'making a noise', a knock, apparently. Many theories were put forward, but nobody really knew, until the engine was stripped. So hear we are. The engine is on a stand, the heads are off and the pist...
by Rev Light
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

Sorry, just need the stalk as it is the horn swicth that is kaput.
by Rev Light
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

Went to the aerospace museum at TQali today, to see some old British aircraft, then on to Mdina. Day of rest tomorrow.

Mark, still going to need that overdrive we spoke about earlier and a new indicator stalk. Sort something out soon.
by Rev Light
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

The only thing to report is that my spare engine is a rebuild and is also on +30 pistons. Which is a result. The bores still have their honing marks as well, so it has know here near the wear of my current engine. It does have a knock though, so it's time to strip it and try and see where the proble...
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Belgium
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Hello from Belgium

Welcome and good luck.

Steve
by Rev Light
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

Of course the underlying issue might well be an ovalised bore, poorly aligned rings or just worn rings. Jim felt that he detected a small amount of movement of the piston in the bore - only slightly more than the two pistons either side - which have good compression. So the pistons will have to come...
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

On the plus side, my spare engine pistons seem to be +30's as well.

Best news I have had all day....

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

And another.
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

Another picture.
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

What we did discover was the very poor inlet manifold gasket, which was starting to disintegrate. Little copper bit mis-located, etc.

Steve
by Rev Light
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE5A Project - Swindon
Replies: 257
Views: 39843

SE5A Project - Swindon

So after the French trip we had an issue with low compression on one of the cylinders on my engine. Lots of vapour from the filler cap when up to temperature and more from the breather. So we pulled the head off the engine on the poorly side. There was really nothing much to report. No burnt valve, ...

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