In my list of things to always do when rebuilding a British motor are the
All new bearings
only grind the crank if it is out of spec, and then only the minimum.
New oil pump / pressure relief valve
Size the rods / fit new wrist pins.
On Feb 13, 2008 1:10 PM, Brits'n'Pieces (Eric Frenken) <
> Hi everybody,
> I'm in the process of building up a 3000 engine from scratch. What I have,
> engine block (with some slight injuries on the cylinder walls)
> connecting rods with pistons
> push rods
> rocker shaft complete with rockers
> cylinder head
> oil pump with strainer
> oil sump
> inlet & exhaust manifold(s)
> a pair of HD8s
> A friend of mine is doing the work, so I'll be the spectator and maybe
> sometimes the advisor.
> -What are the things that you never would do and the things that you
> would do during an engine rebuild respectively an engine build-up (except
> drinking beer)?
> -Which parts would you buy new in any case and which parts would you reuse
> after close inspection from an expert?
> -In case you would buy a certain part new would you buy a standard or
> uprated part?
> -Where or from which company/individual would you buy it?
> I'm heading for a mildly tuned engine with a nearly steady power output
> between 1,000 and 6,000 rpm.
> Any and all advices are most welcome. Thanks for all your thoughts.
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