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    Quote Originally Posted by The ho har's View Post
    hmmm just jotted down the 18th on the calender

    Now what to bring
    I'd better clear this with Rillis before we make it an open slather SLOW day!

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    Further info in workshop trip area!

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    Any ideas where to source new pistons (will be an oversize), crankcase bearings and valves?

    I'm hoping I can find everything I need at Dunsfold or similar, but thought someone who has done this may have a good tip.


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    Land Rover 2 Litre 1956-1959 Engine Pistons .020 NEW! | eBay

    Land Rover 2 Litre 1956-1959 Engine Pistons .030 NEW! | eBay

    There are a couple that should fit. Don't know enough about them to be sure they would be right for your engine though.

    Cheers,

    Tim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallops View Post
    Any ideas where to source new pistons (will be an oversize), crankcase bearings and valves?

    I'm hoping I can find everything I need at Dunsfold or similar, but thought someone who has done this may have a good tip.


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    I'm just about to finish off my 2L it's not a spreadbore tho.

    You first step is to take the

    - Block
    - Crank

    Down to the engine reconditioner of your choice. I use the one 5 min drive from here in Wynnum i know the bloke well and he has done around 4 engines for me over the years.

    You will need to take the attached pages and make sure you highlight that it's a 1952-1958. Sadly the 1948-1958 standard workshop manual is a really rubbish manual and really does not give much info. I am not sure if they made a 1954-58 Workshop manual. But these attached pages from a TP/138/C which is a 1953 2L 80" Manual covering upto 1956 models.

    I will have to check to see if the data is the same for a Speadbore 2L.

    This way they can mic up the bores and tell you what you will require.

    I gather it has standard pistons currently?
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    Yes, First strip down by the look of the double sided copper gasket. We are trying to get hold of appropriate calipers to measure the inside bores (which are pristine)....I think we have a good handle on what to do next, just that I'll need to source parts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallops View Post
    Yes, First strip down by the look of the double sided copper gasket. We are trying to get hold of appropriate calipers to measure the inside bores (which are pristine)....I think we have a good handle on what to do next, just that I'll need to source parts.


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    You need to make sure they are not ovaled in anyway.

    Did it use any oil? How was the power of the engine? Was it tappty/cammy sounding? the followers on these engines are the real weakspot and can make a right racket.

    By the sounds of things your going to need at least.

    - 010 Mains
    - 010 Bigends ? You would do them as you are going to the trouble of pulling the engine down
    - Complete Engine Gasket / Seal Set
    - Set 4 Exhaust Valves

    What was the oil pressure like? Did the little light ever come on at idle after doing a long run on a hot day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRO53 View Post
    You need to make sure they are not ovaled in anyway.

    Did it use any oil? How was the power of the engine? Was it tappty/cammy sounding? the followers on these engines are the real weakspot and can make a right racket.

    By the sounds of things your going to need at least.

    - 010 Mains
    - 010 Bigends ? You would do them as you are going to the trouble of pulling the engine down
    - Complete Engine Gasket / Seal Set
    - Set 4 Exhaust Valves

    What was the oil pressure like? Did the little light ever come on at idle after doing a long run on a hot day?
    Thanks for your advice, LRO53...I have now managed to link the photos which were purely on my personal Facebook page to the SLOW page.

    The engine didn't burn oil as far as I know, and I say that because it never blew any smoke. But it was hard to tell because it literally gushed from the rear main seal, which is what we were trying to sort, only to find the engine completely in need of a rebuild. The engine was very tappety sounding although that may have in fact been an exhaust noise at the manifold as it isn't exactly a straight edge! Killer is kindly machining that for me at some stage. The power was kind of an unknown for me...I hadn't driven any others to know, but I gathered from those that have that she was definitely underpower. My compression measured 110, 100,100 and 80 psi and they should all be 130. I don't know what 010 Mains or Big Ends are...I'm being guided by kind souls, so feel sure that eventually Matilda will be able to drive the 3km back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scallops View Post
    Thanks for your advice, LRO53...I have now managed to link the photos which were purely on my personal Facebook page to the SLOW page.

    The engine didn't burn oil as far as I know, and I say that because it never blew any smoke. But it was hard to tell because it literally gushed from the rear main seal, which is what we were trying to sort, only to find the engine completely in need of a rebuild. The engine was very tappety sounding although that may have in fact been an exhaust noise at the manifold as it isn't exactly a straight edge! Killer is kindly machining that for me at some stage. The power was kind of an unknown for me...I hadn't driven any others to know, but I gathered from those that have that she was definitely underpower. My compression measured 110, 100,100 and 80 psi and they should all be 130. I don't know what 010 Mains or Big Ends are...I'm being guided by kind souls, so feel sure that eventually Matilda will be able to drive the 3km back home.
    Or anywhere else that you want to go.

    Cheers, Mick.
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    do it well

    Hi All

    When boring out the cylinders, make sure all the chrome in the upper part of the cylinders is taken out.

    I don't know when Rover started doing this to their engines, but I am reasonably sure, the spread bore motors didn't have the chrome in the cylinders.

    That lip half way down in those cylinders was murder on the rings.
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