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Roger Cumming
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Our engine is currently at our friends Northampton Motorsport. Gasket let go on no 3 cylinder, let water in of course and ruined liner. Advice is a rebuild, approx £5000 +vat.(taking out, doing, putting back)

Before we embark on this anyone got one for sale, 1600 K, ported, verniers etc

April's looming!!

Best to all

Roger & Adam

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£6000 to rebuild a K series? Even include fitting and removal of the engine that sounds very expensive.  It only 1-2 hours to remove an engine.  Is it something special? 

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Hi Roger,
Not sure I'd want to spend 5K on an aging class 2/3 engine. When my 1.6K left one of its pistons and a chunk of the block somewhere near Goodwood, decision to move to an unported 1.8 seemed pretty simple to me (head was damaged also unfortunately). I added forged pistons too for peace of mind. A refurbed 1.8 perhaps with stronger internals would be a lot cheaper/simple, and keep the ported 1.6 head on your shelf for another day. Would also be quite valuable I think as well.

Just don't buy an engine from ebay/pistonheads without proof the head isn't soft, and waste months in the garage  Smash creating a very efficient mushroom soup generator  Yuck  as it fails on first start, before calling in the experts to bail you out  Phone  .

AB

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Hi Roger,

I've PM'd you some thoughts.

Andrew

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Hi Roger

I would echo the comments here, not worth spending that sort of money on a 1.6K.

Why not put a wanted post in the marketplace section, a 1.8 with a standard head and the cams you already have would be just as good for competing with in class 2.

Hope you get something sorted. 

Graham 

 

 

 

Roger Cumming
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Thanks everyone, all good advise as usual. We are looking at it.

Andrew YHM

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Or, find a reasonable standard 1600, and transplant your complete head onto it.

if I were spending 6k, I'd want an awful lot more than the same again.......

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Hi Roger,

I do have a spare 1800 sitting in the garage that survived being abused by the very same Mr Bowler who managed to blow up his own engine. It appears that I had rather more success with it than the badger, but then he was obviously being careful Whistle

I was planning on keeping it put the 7 back to its original spec at some time in the future, but if you are stuck you are welcome to borrow it. It has been sitting in the garage for a few years, but was OK last time it was used.

Let me know if you want it.

Mike

 

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Mike,

Are you sure you don't want to put it back in your car this year? Tongue

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Alan Bowler
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"Badger"... Nono 

 Mike - did they let you out of your mobile retirement home long enough for you to get the Southampton "Budget Rioja Warehouse", or do they have a 2-1 on rum fudge at the garden centre again?

That engine had clearly been adjusted before I picked it up, or by the "installation team" (I use that term loosely) you sent over.

Roger - good luck. Mike's engine was very solid, but just check the cam timing maybe. Of course, I never took it above 6000... 

 

 

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Hi Mike, many thanks for the offer. We are getting the car back from Northampton this week. They haven't done anything except take the head off. We are then going to have a careful look. Andrew Revill is coming over to help. We will probably take it out because I want to check clutch etc. If we find it is all rubbish, then we will be in touch.

Agreed Richard. My motto has always been, no pain without gain!!

Alan, I presume you meant 8500.......

Best to all

Roger