Engine frost damage

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Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:49 pm

Don't know if daimler and Lanchester suffer from the same as other early engines.

However, I would like to offer our services if it is allowed. We can repair cracks, holes and almost any damage to cast casings. We are currently in the process of repairing some 1920's rolls blocks which had cracked due to frost damage and broken off. Will post some pictures if interested.

Collection can also be arranged

We also get a lot of classic Bristol engines, again prone to same damage. If anyone needs any information reply to the post or PM me.

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by Petelang » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:23 pm

You might pick up some work via the Armstrong Siddeley owners club. I've heard about a lot of frost damaged pre war engines on there quite recently. It's almost been an epidemic.
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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by ranald » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:16 am

It would be good to see your photos. What is the name of your firm? Thanks, Ranald

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi Ranald.

Will post some pics soon. Just struggling a bit at the moment till I find what size I can post. :?

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by John-B » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:59 pm

swcoulthurst wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Hi Ranald.

Will post some pics soon. Just struggling a bit at the moment till I find what size I can post. :?
1024 x 768 px and 100KB to 400KB is ample for a website. If your image is too large it may get rejected. Most images posted are in the 130KB to 160KB range.

Images are reduced to 400px wide initially but clicking on them makes them full size in Lightbox software.

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:14 pm

This is the start of the 1920's Rolls block as it came in.

Cylinder being removed before new sections put in place. Then to be machined and bores refitted
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Bristol engine work in progress. Crack in block being cut out and prepared for new cast section to be inlaid.

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Hopefully these pictures will come out ok

Will post others asap.

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by Sydsmith » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:11 pm

A friend of mine has reconditioned an Austin 10 engine, only to find when fitted that there is a small weep from the water jacket in the block.

Might be a silly question, but could you say if he brought the car to you if you could repair the weep with the engine in the car?

Also could you supply contact detail. Syd

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi Syd.

Yes depending where the crack was and access to repair. We would first pressure/crack test then issue with a price to repair.

No obligation.

Regards
Stuart

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:15 pm

Sorry Syd. Missed the last bit. :o :roll:

Telephone number 01706 631253.

If I'm not available speak to Neil, either of us could answer your/your friends questions

Best regards
Stuart

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Re: Engine frost damage

Post by swcoulthurst » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:13 pm

progress on the broken block continues. Now been bored ready for the cylinder. The side now taking shape.
rolls 2.jpg
remember what it looked like before

rolls 1.jpg
Still a bit more to do yet but shows what can be achieved

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