Scrap block now doing a good job.

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Scrap block now doing a good job.
- Oct 13, 2021 - 15:02
 I advertised a while back for a scrap  2 litre block to use as a jig for making parts. Malcolm (MSM 80)  sorted me out with a nice block, the block is now doing a fine job as a  jig for 1600cc engine breather pipes. I have also been able to get the correct wrapped  rubber elbows.  I must say although the pipe looks very simple to make, I had to think back to my apprentice days of the early 60s when I was taught how to bend pipe to measurement. I have also had to have a special wheel made to do the tight bend out of the crankcase.  The two piece special clip fitted to the head ,takes as long to make as making the pipe.
       If anyone is interested in a pipe, send me a PM.  Bob
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Reply #1 - Oct 13, 2021 - 17:47
Thatís a 2.0 Siamese block then Bob? Has it got caps?

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Reply #2 - Oct 13, 2021 - 18:53

   Ed , did not look,  it is stopping where it is, it is doing a good job.

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Reply #3 - Oct 13, 2021 - 19:24
What's a scrap block?  :tic:

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Reply #4 - Oct 13, 2021 - 19:27
Bob, the pipe looks brilliant!

In case anyone was in doubt doing bends of that type to dimension is Bloody Hard and not many can do it!

Nick.

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Reply #5 - Oct 13, 2021 - 21:02
What's a scrap block?  :tic:

Well it was to me Tom. Its bored +60 thou with two bores having quite a ridge as I recall so unless it were sleeved with new liners which even C&T said was probably not worth the effort, I decided Bob's need was greater than mine. I still have the main bearing caps Bob if you want them next time we meet up I'll hope to have them with me.

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Reply #6 - Oct 13, 2021 - 21:27
  Nick, I found making a template out of solder helped. Tomorrow I will do a side on photo, it shows how tight the bend is out of the crankcase, and the special clip.

     I have Malcolms block doing breather pipes, behind that is the engine that was in R861154 when I bought it, that is doing heater pipes.

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Reply #7 - Oct 13, 2021 - 23:07
Well it was to me Tom. Its bored +60 thou with two bores having quite a ridge as I recall so unless it were sleeved with new liners which even C&T said was probably not worth the effort, I decided Bob's need was greater than mine. I still have the main bearing caps Bob if you want them next time we meet up I'll hope to have them with me.

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Looks good now!

Proves nothing is scrap 😁
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Reply #8 - Oct 14, 2021 - 08:59
   End view of the breather pipe showing the tight bend out of crankcase, and the two piece clip.

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Reply #9 - Yesterday at 09:47
 Nice work as always ! Well done Bob.

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Reply #10 - Yesterday at 14:03
Caps will be here soon, Ed will get it going.

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Reply #11 - Yesterday at 14:36
Iíve dug out some +60 pistons and a crank Bob


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Reply #12 - Yesterday at 17:56
Ed, I have a nice cam.

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Reply #13 - Yesterday at 22:47
 
Michael, Thanks for your comments, It looks a easy pipe to bend, but can assure you it is not.    Bob

 

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