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End float

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on: June 06, 2020, 07:12:42 PM
Hi all.Friend of mine has problems with his engine so engines got to come out so I can see what's going on with the heads,think they may be cracked.Thing is it's got way to much end float.So can I get away with just reshimming or have I got to rebuild the bottom end to cure the end float problem.No nasty knocks or rattles from the bottom end.
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Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 07:37:45 PM
You can't shim out excess endfloat, it is set when built and when it develops on an older engine 9 times out of 10 it's the flywheel end main bearing moving in the case. If the case is otherwise good it'll need a line bore and o/s bearings.
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Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 07:42:33 PM
As said thrust is worn on the case so machine thinner and fit oversize main bearings with a thicker thrust face, also worth getting the crank checked as that may need a regrind.


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Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 09:46:28 PM
Thanks for that info guys.I thought that would be the case somehow.Guess I will have to strip it right down and see what wants doing.Might pay to get a recon short motor from somewhere reputable.


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Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 10:38:43 PM
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Reply #5 on: June 07, 2020, 11:33:42 AM
I thought about farmer rob.Hes probably a fit far from us as we are on the south coast.Will pass his name onto my mate Ray.Might be able to courier the engines back and forth


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Reply #6 on: June 07, 2020, 11:57:26 AM
I thought about farmer rob.Hes probably a fit far from us as we are on the south coast.

Its worth the trip Roy, I have been to see him a fair few times from South Devon - Nice bloke and what he doesn`t know about engines . . . .   ;)
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Reply #7 on: June 07, 2020, 01:52:50 PM

I travelled from Cumbria for my engine from Rob ;-)up


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Reply #8 on: June 07, 2020, 07:32:49 PM
Popped down to Rob's yesterday to pick up my engine.


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Reply #9 on: June 07, 2020, 08:12:21 PM
Thanks guys.Will pass all this on to my friend Ray and see what he wants to do.I know what I would do,go to someone who has good feedback.Heard nasty stories about some other engine rebuild places


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Reply #10 on: June 07, 2020, 08:17:40 PM

Rob is straight as a die  ;-)up


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Reply #11 on: June 07, 2020, 11:29:00 PM
I thought about farmer rob.Hes probably a fit far from us as we are on the south coast.Will pass his name onto my mate Ray.Might be able to courier the engines back and forth

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Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 02:23:51 PM
So,removed my mates engine as he was having bad misfire symptoms.Turns out it had a cracked head on number 4 cylinder.Also 2.7mm of crankshaft endfloat.Little bit to much me thinks.Managed to bag himself a 1641 camper engine today with Weber progressive carb,electronic ignition,new clutch,sports exhaust for not much money.Next job clean it up cos it's been standing a while,clean carb and see if she fires up.Fingers crossed he's back on the road by end of week.


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Reply #13 on: June 16, 2020, 01:54:07 PM
whereabouts is farmer rob in the country


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Reply #14 on: June 16, 2020, 06:55:56 PM
Farmer rob is basically near Northampton
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