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South Hants (SHPVS) Car Show and Autojumble.

Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:26 by Grizzly

SHVPS Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble

Date: Sunday 1st June 2014 10.00am – 4.00pm

Queen Elizabeth Country Park,

Gravel Hill, Horndean, Waterlooville. PO8 0QE

3 miles South Of Petersfield on the A3

South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society’s Annual Classic Vehicle Show and popular Autojumble.

Easy access and free public car parking on site.

This is a family day out with …

Beachbuggin 6th August let me know if your planning on going.

Sat Jul 22 2017, 21:29 by Grizzly

Who's up for beachbuggin they have booked out club pitch just need to know numbers please . . . it is a great one day show on southsea common next to the beach . . . lots to see and do let me know if your going as I have to book you in and you have access at reduced rate £5 I believe it is

Camper and Bus show and August events - what are you hoping to do?

Sun Jul 16 2017, 13:06 by carl & helen

Club days out August
Are any of these of any interest? Or are you planning something different that we can group together on?
Don’t think any of us are doing BugJam so our first possible weekend is

Camper & Bus, Camping at the Castle – 28th, 29th 30th July. We love this in the Malvern’s  so we are going back. Any takers?
We …

Hessich Oldendorf and Euro Bug In 2017 - European trip details

Sun Oct 09 2016, 12:34 by carl & helen

HO17, Germany -
Quite a few of you have already talked about coming to Germany for Hessich Oldendorf or for Belgium Euro Bug In next year in late June and early July.
Together these give us an incredible, every four year European trip to Hessich, Germany, on to the factories in Wolfsberg and Hannover and the back via EBI - Euro Bug In the following weekend for those …

Stonor Park 2017

Tue Mar 28 2017, 15:04 by Grizzly

Hi Folks I will be needing some assistance at Stonor Park on the 4th June. As well as the camping I am also organising club displays in return you will have free entry & camping.
I will need assistance on white pond gate for club display pass hand outs and lining up aircooled avenue & watercooled way.

And anyone that wants to help me out with camping.

Lastly as Aircooled Konnection are running …

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Mon May 22 2017, 21:43 by Grizzly

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Type 1 New Engine Start Up & Break In Procedure

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Type 1 New Engine Start Up & Break In Procedure

Post by Grizzly on Sat Feb 05 2011, 12:20

Type 1 Performance Engine Start Up & Break In Procedure.
Fit new oil cooler on the engine.
Assemble all tinware, distributor etc. make sure any gaps in the tinware are sealed.
Leave out the pushrods.
Fit engine to vehicle and adjust clutch free play.

All performance engines require the use of a breather box system to vent excess crankcase pressure, the valve covers will need to be drilled to allow vent fittings. The more breathers the better.

Leave off the oil lines, fill the engine with Brad Penn hi zinc break in oil or equivalent until just below the top mark on the dipstick is reached.

Connect up the oil line from the pump full flow cover to the oil filter bracket, crank the engine until oil comes out of the filter bracket. Fill up and fit the oil filter. Crank the engine again until oil comes out of the out port of the filter bracket. Fit up the external cooler lines but leave off the return line that connects to the crankcase. Crank the engine until oil comes out of the line to the crankcase. Fit up the case return line.
NOTE - the case union must be supported (do not allow to turn) as you connect the connection union.

Crank the engine again until you achieve oil pressure on a gauge or the oil light goes out.

Check the level on the dipstick and set just over the min mark if using an extra oil sump .

Fit the pushrods and adjust the valve lash as - 2thou with cromoly pushrods or 6thou with standard ally pushrods.

Fit the spark plugs and set the gaps.

Check the leads are fitted correctly and the distributor is 7.5 degrees before T D C.

Start the engine, it may be necessary to turn the distributor to achieve the optimum position, once running bring up the revs and HOLD CONSTANT at 1800 rpm for 15 mins.
DO NOT allow the revs to flutter keep it constant.

After 15 mins allow the engine to fully cool and reset the valve lash.

Check the oil level and start again, set the timing and lock the distributor clamp, hold the rpm at 1800 for a further 10 mins.

Carbs should be set for 3% co at 900rpm with the oil temp at a min of 70 degrees Cels

Engines require running in, use a max of 2500 rpm for 50 miles and 3000rpm max for 300 miles, after this replace the oil with brad penn 20/50, reset the valve lash, check plug gaps, check carb co%

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