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Mrs Bingham
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Post by Mrs Bingham »

Don't forget the spigot bush in the back of the crankshaft (549911)
1983 Stage 1 V8 Hardtop (Mrs Bingham)
sebking
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got one of those

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:)
1970 Spitfire MKIII
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1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
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sebking
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Just in case

Post by sebking »

A few observations if mixing bits. The SD1 timing marks are in a different plan compared to a stage 1 or indeed a range rover, might save a few confused thoughts. Also for reference the high and low marks are in a different place on the dipstick...!
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
sebking
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today also

Post by sebking »

removed left manifold (well the boy did) cleaned up the stage 1 damper assembly and water pump pulley that arrived this week and gave a coat of satin black.

Dipstick tube in and a few other bits. the hilarious bit was turning the engine by hand and seeing the red caps installed by Land rover that block the spark plug tubes for storage flying in all directions - didn't expect the seal to be that good - I guess that means there is some compression!
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
Chris_G
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Post by Chris_G »

Is there anybody who can tell me where I can find (on the internet) composite gaskets for heads and inlet manifold?

Cheers
Chris_G
1983 Series 3 88" 2.25 Diesel
1981 Series 3 109" Stage One V8
2008 Defender 90
Alicerover
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Post by Alicerover »

The company you need is J E Developments. There is a web site just make sure you get the right one
Spen
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more progress

Post by sebking »

manifolds cleaned and studs replaced where needed, no more bits left on the old lump now to move over. Have just ordered a couple of missing bolts and new clutch kit, plate was quite worn and while the engine is out it seems mad not to replace.
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
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More work

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Chirstmas and work got in the way, but engine now built up with manifolds etc, ready to swing in tomorrow. Bad news was that I broke a fuel pipe on one of the carbs...

So looking at recon costs I've gone an ordered a new set!!
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
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Carbs

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For reference Burlen cheaper than anywhere else.
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
sebking
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Engine in!

Post by sebking »

It's in, now for connecting it all up!

Took some hours to get the 'box and engine lined up, ended up removing the bumper as the crane was fouling it and couldn't get the last few cm onto the splines.
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

Well done. A major milestone :)
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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lack of progress

Post by sebking »

nothing much - too busy at work and other house projects. but a box of shiny new carbs arrived yesterday - very nice (never had a new carb before!)

Seb
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
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Nearly... but so far

Post by sebking »

All in, watered and oiled. Oil primed, front panel back on, starter connected.

Spun the new engine on the started, oils lights on and off.

Scuppered yesterday by a water leak which took a while to find so didn't get a change to time up and see if it fired.

My dodgy repair to the old carb held fuel so will keep these on for starting up and swap as soon as everything is running.
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

Make sure you have a video running to grab the first start up :)
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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b*gger

Post by sebking »

one of the exhaust manifold gaskets is on back to front so it sounds like a train. Just spend the last two hours trying to get the damned thing off again.

(it has started though!)

grrrr
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
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