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Engine woes. ! !

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:14 pm

Hi Andy, no didn’t bother to do a compression check as it seemed a waste of time concidering how much noise the Pisons were making !
As for Crankcase pressure, well that all gets sucked out by the Air Silencer, with the Oil Filler Cap removed , there was very little pressure being emitted .
All I can do is to wait until tomo and see what Ian Cox has to say, once He’s checked the Bore sizes, and the Pistons .

Cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:07 pm

Hi Chaps, well the saga continues, Ian Cox has inspected and measured the Cylinder Bores which appear to be oversized, and it’s obvious that the surfaces are very “Polished” which was surprising, concidering that Ian had Glaze Busted them prior to me re- fitting the Pistons with those new Rings ,and the engine only doing circa 40 miles after completion.
So, I’m taking the “Bull by the Horns” and are going to have new Liners and Pistons fitted , let’s hope this sorts this engine out once and for all !! We shall see.......
To be continued ....😕😕😕

Cheers Al 😊😊

Galdog
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Galdog » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Hi Alan,
What the latest in the engine saga are liners fitted or are you in a long queue waiting ?




Kind Regards
Paul

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi Paul, called in today, and Ian has the Liners but is still very busy with other work
so will just have to wait.
I have repainted the Sump , Rocker Cover, front and rear Castings & Bulkhead, so not completely wasted my time sitting around, may even take to repainting the Chassis if I really get bored !!😂😂😂😂

Cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:36 pm

Hi Chaps ,not much to report , other than just learnt the the Cylinder Block has been re- bored ready for the new Cylinder Liners to be pressed into place 😊😊😊😊

Cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Thu May 23, 2019 10:27 pm

Hi, just got my Cylinder Block back from Cox & Turner, all looks pretty good , just primed the Block with Glyptal, which doubles as a primer and also acts as a sealer as well , will give another coat tomorrow, then overcoat with Two coats of Lotus Grey.
You will no doubt notice that all of the Pistons are at the top of the Bores, this is due to the fact that the Crankshaft has not been fitted yet .
Amazingly , it’s impossible to see that this Engine has been re- lined, apart from the fact that it has a new set of Standard Pistons fitted !
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More pictures to follow during this complete re- build of a Lanchester “Eleven” Engine. 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Thu May 23, 2019 10:52 pm

Just one more !
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Cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Sun May 26, 2019 9:06 am

Hi Chaps , Cylinder Block now looking much better with its coating of Lotus Grey, soon be time to start the rebuild 😊
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Cheers Al😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Sydsmith » Sun May 26, 2019 5:55 pm

Thing of beauty Al, I dread to think how much that cost and so soon after the last rebuild. Syd

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Sun May 26, 2019 6:11 pm

Hi Syd, well it cost One Arm and both Legs mate ! Just hope that this is the end of my engine problems, may even give my Bank balance a chance to recover !!

Cheers Al 😀

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