Friday, 2 June 2017

Midget Engine Overhaul

On my way home I stopped at Moss to pick up a few Midget parts and then went over to Hurley Engine Services to drop of the gearbox conversion kit.

The engine had been fully stripped:

The main casting was awaiting full cleaning but the cylinders needed a re-bore so going +60 thou 1330cc

but the crank was perfect and the main bearings were showing no sign of wear although will still be replaced:

Eleven Build Days 2 & 3

Having replaced the differential input seal and cleaned off the powder coat from axle banjo studs and sealing face and fitted the differential and brake back plates to the axle and the fitted the whole axle assembly to the chassis

Fitting was reasonably straight forward with a little leverage required to fit the final bolts to the o/s lower mount and then to centre the axle with the panhard rod.

The next phase of the build was the rigid brake hoses; first the front which also required the master cylinders fitted:

Then the rear axle:

The on to the fuel tank, first replaced domed rivets with countersunk, applied anti-fretting tape, drilled the overflow hole and fitted the retaining strap:

finally fitted one of the original Midget wheels to confirm the clearances:

and another historic Eleven picture........