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Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 16th May 2015, 06:53
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Older engines rely on the fine sediment settling...

Older engines rely on the fine sediment settling on the bottom of the sump and in nooks and crannies, because the oil filters of the day weren't capable of filtering out the fine particles without...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 15th May 2015, 22:23
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I was going to say two Ed's are better than one,...

I was going to say two Ed's are better than one, especially in a 90º configuration but it's getting late and I am tired...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 15th May 2015, 19:08
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Well I do have a couple of spares... Well I do...

Well I do have a couple of spares... Well I do but one's a P5 and the other needs decking and some work on it. Really want to keep it as a backup...

I do have a couple of Borg Warner type 65...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 13th May 2015, 09:24
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
No probs Marc, glad to share the experiences of...

No probs Marc, glad to share the experiences of my misspent youth! LOL

For what it's worth my Rover V8 engine stood for at least two years with one carb missing and the other open on the dockside...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th May 2015, 12:53
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
If you read the instruction manuals for 50's -...

If you read the instruction manuals for 50's - 60's cars they suggest a 500 to 1,000 mile 'breaking in' period. This means driving normally without revving the engine too hard nor letting it labour...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 12th May 2015, 08:39
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Running an engine for 20 hours on a bench won't...

Running an engine for 20 hours on a bench won't run it in. Not unless you have a dyno to load the engine of course...

In my opinion starting it occasionally to move it and enjoy the experience...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 11th May 2015, 17:41
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
I would definitely spin it over to check...

I would definitely spin it over to check compressions, oil pressure and circulation but maybe not fire it up...

If it's going to stand for a while again I would put some oil down the bores because...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 6th May 2015, 09:59
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Well done! Lots of nice bits there. I...

Well done! Lots of nice bits there.

I wouldn't bother with an Aldon dizzy at this stage, you don't NEED it, especially with a four pot engine. In fact I have dumped the SD1 V8 electronic in...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th May 2015, 08:52
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
As for the wiring, if it's an old Lucas loom then...

As for the wiring, if it's an old Lucas loom then it's fairly easy because the coulour codes are reliable.

Check out the CBS (Car Builders Solutions) catalogue, they have a list at the back of...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 5th May 2015, 08:24
Replies: 49
Views: 35,677
Posted By 8 Valve Ed
Not so sure about that... I think there can be a...

Not so sure about that... I think there can be a lot of value in seeing things as they were at the start. I stupidly forgot to record the dismantling on my Berlinetta, to my cost. There were...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 4th May 2015, 21:02
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Posted By 8 Valve Ed
You posted a lovely photo of a sterile bench, to...

You posted a lovely photo of a sterile bench, to see it laden with engine parts would be a real treat! :icon_smile:

They say a picture tells a thousand words...
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