(Morrigan, as a synonym of Morgan of Arthurian legend)

Monday, 15 February 2010

Engine rebuild - last of the machining

Well I took the crank, con rods, pistons, fly wheel and clutch cover over to the engine builders in Edinburgh, where they steam cleaned the pistons and con rods and balanced the whole system. Its surprising the amount of difference between items such as the pistons, even for stock parts.

Cleaned up cam shaft

The crank has been wrapped in cling film to protect it from dust and damp, I just need to get the head shims measured up and the head finished. then the whole thing can go back together.

Crank after balancing and cleaning

Balanced con rods - both ends checked

New gapped piston rings - steam cleaned pistons

All Pistons balanced

Last bits of engine cleaned and painted

Cleaned and lacquered gearbox adaptor

Friday, 5 February 2010

More engine building

Well, have been making slow progress, no photos for the moment, but I've cleaned up the castings for the timing cover, sump and bell-housing, the bell housing has has a coat of clear high temperature lacquer and the other parts several coats of the engine block red.

The plan is to take the crank, flywheel, clutch cover, pistons and con rods to the engine builders for balancing and indexing. The con rods and pistons need separating, but there is a build up of carbon which is stopping the gudgeon pins from being removed easily.

I've still to gap the piston rings, so might check them this evening before heading off in the morning.