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Turbo Phil



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Mmmmm pretty ! Lol
Get the crank wedged if you're not already, that's money better spent than knife edging it. Don't forget you WILL need to have the main cap line bored after fitting. Why not have the little end of the rods reamed out so the pin is floating & get some teflon buttons made up for the pin ?

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Location: cleator moor cumbria

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah il do that phill. There's a problem with the main cap. Tommy leuthwaite our local engineering hero, sort of retired in march. He's been working in his same workshop since he was 18 and he's nw 66 I think. He was saying that he worked from 8 in the morning til 10 at nite mon to sun for years without a single day off.  He has certainly played a huge part in life and who can blame him for retiring but he will be hugely missed. I would go as far as saying he's the best in the business and hes certainly one of the nicest, genuine ppl out there. He wouldnt dream of ripping people off. Anyway he's agreed to do all my machining on the block but as a result of retiring he no longer has line boring equipment so I've asked him to skim the standard centre cap flat for the 2 bolt bracing strap. I don't know what to do about the 4 bolt cap as yet. What are them caps phill? Are they like serclips to hold the gudgeon pin? Would it take much work to convert?
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Turbo Phil



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame about your machine man.
The buttons are just like little mushroom shaped caps you push in the end of the pin, made up from PTFE bar on the lathe. The little end of the rod is then reamed to allow the pin to float.
I wouldn't bother with the 2bolt man strap, the cap can distort when machined. I would just use some decent uprated bolts & hardened washers on the standard cap, unless you go to the full four bolt cap.

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah rite I see what you mean. I think I'm gonna drop the block off at med when I take them the crank and rods and have the 4bolt main cap line bored at the same time. Possibly get that done next month all going well. Cheers for your help and guidance.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i now have the block back, all bored, skimmed and drilled to accept k head. Yet another fine piece of work by tommy. Im itching to build it up now, starting by stripping another A+ engine today for its crank, rods and cam which will be having the cam lobes and dizzy drive span off. Much cheaper than 90 pound for a dummy shaft.








You know your'e memory isn't great when this has to be done lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's the end of an era for the AO48R tyres. Had enough of putting 2 new ones on the front every 1200 mile. It's now sitting on mint A539 Yokos.  They should last me bowt the next ten years nw lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on this mr mclean?


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