Matt Liggett wrote:
> I'm currently rebuilding my 1275 and I wonder: What is average bearing
> life (mains and rod) in a stock 1275? How much is that shortened by
> building a hot street/autox motor (not a race motor)?
> I'm trying to get into budgeting for long term ownership and maintenance
> of my car and plan for overhaul expenses. I get the impression that a
> reasonably well-built A-series should last about 60k miles before needing
> opened again. Is that correct? What fails first?
> Matt Liggett
> '60 Mini, '70 Midget, '89 SAAB 900t SPG
60-80k seems to be the normal on 1275s. I'm sure some people have 300,000
miles on their 1275s with no problems but not me. I have pulled apart a lot of
60-80k 1275s and most are just showing bearing wear. Most of the 1275 problems I
seem to find are seized up engines, rings rusted to cylinder walls.
As far as what goes first.
The transmission! They last about 1 hour or 50 miles for me!!