OPINIONS ON THIS 1776 ON FLEA BAY PLEASE

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OPINIONS ON THIS 1776 ON FLEA BAY PLEASE

Post by Ronnieboy59 on Tue Sep 04 2012, 19:40

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Re: OPINIONS ON THIS 1776 ON FLEA BAY PLEASE

Post by Grizzly on Tue Sep 04 2012, 20:42

Depends how cheap you get it, one of the engines you could take a gamble on I suppose as it doesn't sound like it needs much to get it going, would want to know why he is selling it and who built it really.

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Post by Liam on Tue Sep 04 2012, 20:42

Power pulley will be no good and not sure if the heads will need machining for dual valve springs

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Post by Ronnieboy59 on Tue Sep 04 2012, 20:52

Ta Daz and Liam, info appreciated, will watch with caution but if can get cheap i have i think most parts to get this to a turnkey, but how goo it would be then who knows eh.



Daz,,have finished with your grease gun and have replaced the cartridge with a new one but not fitted it to ensure your happy with the make etc.



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Post by Grizzly on Tue Sep 04 2012, 21:14

No worries didn't have to do that mate . . .

There are plenty of independent engine builders on ebay (i.e Steve Strong) and alikes Ron might be worth sending them a mail see how much they would build a 1776. The engine shop will sell a 1776 or larger in either longblock or turnkey with warranty at decent price too.

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Post by Liam on Tue Sep 04 2012, 22:07

@Grizzly wrote:No worries didn't have to do that mate . . .

There are plenty of independent engine builders on ebay (i.e Steve Strong) and alikes Ron might be worth sending them a mail see how much they would build a 1776. The engine shop will sell a 1776 or larger in either longblock or turnkey with warranty at decent price too.


I think kevo reccomends tes engines. Oh wait hang on a minute number 4 main bearing cap goes on number one piston right kev?

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won the engine

Post by Ronnieboy59 on Sat Sep 08 2012, 16:29

I got the engine at what i think is a fair price, built in wales by clifton clarke ? no miles run since re-build, has excellent oil pressure and compressions on each cylinder, all i need now is the manual to teach myself on how to re-build an engine, I have Twin dell 36s to fit on it, ( i new they were worth keeping ) a vintage speed exhaust off my bus, Alternator off my bus, so just need a clutch and elec fuel pump and maybe a few other bits, should i hope be a bargain when all in my bus.
Very Happy Very Happy

If when all in my bus my 1600 sp which is a really good engine will be up for sale minus the parts mentioned above.Very Happy


Ron


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Post by Grizzly on Sun Sep 09 2012, 08:42

Congratulations, keep you busy out of season, didn't look like it needed much from my glance at it never heard of Clifton Clarke, so should be in and running before you know it.

Mind you your old 1600 single port is a cracking torque motors for someone, keep hold of it until you know all is good.

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Post by owen on Sun Sep 09 2012, 09:34

well done ron,

looks like you grabbed yourself a bargain there. Probably need afew bits to complete it like new cooling fan and tin ware and whether hes kept the existing oil cooler etc.

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Post by Liam on Sun Sep 09 2012, 19:51

Id be interesred in the old engime dude when the new ones ready

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