Rosie's return to glory

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sat 27.03.2021, 04:04

Well @Simon_P, I know you said forgiving eye (this was the worst one, which also is at the worst piston)...
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The plastigage checked out though for all
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So, do you think all is forgiven?
SJ has graded sets of bearings, but yeah, not cheap, esp. to ship to me.
But I'll confess, I don't understand the manual because I have a "2" block and the "- -" marks showing on the crankshaft, but would I still need to get the "worn" sized ones?
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And oh yeah @378S2, I'll probably have a similar shot by the end of this weekend. Maybe Monday at the latest if I get distracted by F1. :smt074
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Simon_P » Sat 27.03.2021, 13:19

On my phone so difficult to see. That looks like its worn through the lead layer so I'd replace it.
TorqueHorse wrote:But I'll confess, I don't understand the manual because I have a "2" block and the "- -" marks showing on the crankshaft, but would I still need to get the "worn" sized ones?
No, it's confusing ignore that column. Take the block mark, measure the journal diameter, read across from the block mark to see which range the journal is in, read across to the bearing grade colour and you should get the oil clearance indicated.
"Worn" is just giving an additional range/grade for a wear limit it is the actual journal measurement that you should go by.

Try Dave Bean or BCN or a lotus dealer.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sat 27.03.2021, 14:48

Awesome thanks, yes that was the only one where it looks like it had worn 'through'.
I'll go measure and then give one of them a shout, thx!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sun 28.03.2021, 02:46

TorqueHorse wrote:And oh yeah @378S2, I'll probably have a similar shot by the end of this weekend. Maybe Monday at the latest if I get distracted by F1. :smt074


Based on how well this went down (like a fart on a submarine) I am going to retool myself as a motivational speaker. You can achieve your dreams. Now send me money.

In other news: I recently saw a photo of the Fed steering wheels - man they are UGLY! And I can’t imagine a 30yr old airbag makes you feel much safer. I’ve got two of these, want one? I’ve got the centre for it too. I’ll post it over if you want it, none taken if you don’t of course.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sun 28.03.2021, 04:31

Seriously though, I hadn't seen his story yet, and it was pretty cool to see how far it'd come. I am hopeful I'll get there too :)
Wow, that is really generous! Unfortunately, I don't think it is a straight swap. But if/when I get to that part of the rebuild I'll give a shout!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 30.03.2021, 04:28

Hoooooonnnnnnne

Before
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After
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Doing this outside was good advice because it really does sling oil everywhere.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Fri 09.04.2021, 10:45

Nice, I bet you’re glad you pulled the engine out now!

So what colour are you going to paint the block?
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sat 10.04.2021, 00:36

Ok, like the good :poke: you are, you convinced me to checkout what colors are out there and what should I do: air dry VHT; 2k; 2k with primer? Should I go schnazzy accent with Red to play on the color of the car, or just keep it black? ...and then I took a look at some old pics of the engine bay and I'll be if you can see any of the block when it is shoved back in there. So I'll be boring and just stick with black and probably just the locally available VHT instead of fancy 2K. :(

While I've been waiting for the replacement bearing to arrive, I've continued with the rest of the clean and prep. I thought I had found a great deal at an Isuzu dealer that had an online portal which was showing the pistons as available for cheap. They took my money, but no parts :( I was able to secure some used ones thanks to BCN though. About as good as the other two that I plan to reuse. Just finishing cleaning them up now.
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I still have the oil pump to disassemble, clean and rebuild; hopefully this weekend. Maybe start putting the head back together and checking that all the valves have seated well too, if I'm lucky.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sat 10.04.2021, 01:40

I like to think I’m providing a service that will take your rebuild from expensive to unspeakably expensive.

So with that in mind, have you read Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs? https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/10/how-ste ... apple.html

You’re welcome. No go buy the 2k paint and get some gold flake to go in it...
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sun 11.04.2021, 00:23

Oh so rusty and sad.
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Masked off the big parts though and learned a new trick to put shaving cream in the holes.
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But then, just to tempt the fates of the applenomicon, I got the air dry stuff. :smt077
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sun 11.04.2021, 00:30

Looks great Matt!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Saltire » Sun 11.04.2021, 07:08

Looking good. By way of encouragement, here’s mine a few days further on (photo taken last summer)

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Rambo » Sun 11.04.2021, 07:41

Great job TH :bowdown:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Sun 11.04.2021, 08:27

I love it!!!!

About the paint:
When you sprayed in a color locally available, you could finish it with 2k clear coat (in a can) either in matte, satin or high gloss.
the 2k makes it better oil resistant.

Keep those updates coming!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sun 11.04.2021, 09:03

Saltire - best photo I’ve seen of the back of the engine - can I please ask two questions?

1. My oil warning light still isn’t working although my pressure gauge is. I thought that the pressure sender / low pressure sender were one unit but they look like two on yours, is that right?

2. My Samco set does not appear to have that little blue hose, is that oil or water?

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Saltire » Sun 11.04.2021, 11:20

378S2 wrote:Saltire - best photo I’ve seen of the back of the engine - can I please ask two questions?

Yes, funnily enough I had no problem at all changing the oil filter; don’t know what all the fuss is about :lol:

378S2 wrote:1. My oil warning light still isn’t working although my pressure gauge is. I thought that the pressure sender / low pressure sender were one unit but they look like two on yours, is that right?

On my car at least, the two oil senders are different:

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378S2 wrote:2. My Samco set does not appear to have that little blue hose, is that oil or water

It’s not part of the Samco set; I made that little hose up from a spare piece of silicon hose because the original black one was FUBAR. In fact, I’d have preferred to use black, but I had some blue of the right diameter, and I was too parsimonious to pay for a metre of the black :roll:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Mon 12.04.2021, 03:58

Thanks guys! Special shout out to 378S2 for reminding me to do the paint before I got too far down the rebuild road. When I had it in the garage, with not the best light and coated in SeaFoam, you couldn't see just how bad it was. I took it out again in the sun today, and it really does look nice now- much better than the photos could capture. Unfortunately, the great weather also begged for hiking outside today, and then homework ate up the rest of the weekend, so no other progress I'm afraid.

Saltire,
I remember that photo! Seems like I keep finding jobs that are only "a few more days" before I'm there, but the list has stopped growing and it does seem I've rounded the bend :). I'm glad you posted that, because I wanted to ask what torque did you tighten up your oil cooler/filter adapter thingie up to the Block? I read the manual 3 times and it doesn't show or talk about that aluminum piece, but I had to take it off in order to paint the back. It didn't seem too tight, so I'm guessing like 20-25 Nm? Also, any tips on how to get the proper torque for the knock sensor and oil pressure sender?
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Mon 12.04.2021, 06:16

Ah, I think I misunderstood.

A) is a pressure transducer and low pressure switch in one unit?
B) is the knock sensor?

And the blue hose is the oil separator return (not coolant)?

For the life of me I can’t get a hand to A from above. I’ll tackle it when I start work on the Samco / Brake refurb this winter.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Saltire » Tue 13.04.2021, 13:38

Sorry, only just noticed your comment. Correct in all particulars
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Tue 20.04.2021, 13:27

Hey Matt - how's that cylinder head looking? Did you get the lifters full of oil? :drunk:
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