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    Valve Timing

    Sounds very sensible and obvious. The wording in the book leaves a little room for doubt. happy now, I can put the rocker cover on and full rebuild complete
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    Valve Timing

    Engine all back together, with new chains and tensioners. I have used the big white book and followed the process of pegging the crank and cam and refitting the can chain wheel using the vernier on the top wheel. i have turned the engine over a few revolutions and it is all free as would be...
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    1968 2000SC

    They were about £165 each. Ebay
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    1968 2000SC

    I did see original mortlake lh and rh sides for sale last week.
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    1968 2000SC

    Judging by the reg is was originally registered in Cardiff ( not that far from Risca ) I wish I had the space, alas my current project relies on the goodwill of another.
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    Valve Timing

    John,Many thanks for clarifying. have a great weekend
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    Valve Timing

    Looking at the rounded ends on the cam wheel lock nuts, it has been off before. Also the majority of tappet clearances were around 20 thou, which would not have helped performance. Still, I now have the opportunity to put all that right. when I mic’d the shims, the smallest was 400 thou. when I...
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    Valve Timing

    How can that happen? if the cam and crank are pegged the top and bottom chain drive wheels are fixed. is there a position that the middle chain wheel needs to be in? i know the auxiliary drive shaft is splined and at some point must have a relationship with the distributor drive dog, but in...
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    Valve Timing

    Yes I was turning the engine in the right direction the car has not run since I had it, or for the past 26 years. no piston damage and no valve damage. it will be interesting to see how it pans out after the rebuild. i will be fitting new chains and potential the middle chain wheel. with new...
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    Valve Timing

    Sorry to jump on this thread, but I too am in the process of rebuilding my TC engine. However, when removing the cam, locked in position with no.1 exhaust valve fully open, the EP Mark was some 35mm away from the pointer. there was no way this lined up. any views please? i was turning the...
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    Changing Main Bearings

    Thank you Harvey. sad to hear that. stay safe
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    Looking for one of these (gause oil filter) to finish my engine project.

    Was that by hand or did you use a wheel?
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    Changing Main Bearings

    Who are Steve Walker and Richard Moon? Are they members or retailers of rover parts. I am after mains, big end and cam shells, and the current price from JRW is nearly £400
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    Looking for one of these (gause oil filter) to finish my engine project.

    What did you use on the rocker cover to get that finish? I am in the process of rebuilding mine and would love a finish like that for my rocker cover.
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