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« Reply #375 on: 20 February, 2016, 07:59:50 AM »

Why thank you Brian. I can honestly say that I have never been called that before!!!!!
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« Reply #376 on: 20 February, 2016, 09:22:06 AM »

I loved reading your recent post Andy. It all sounds very familiar. I sometimes find myself trying to do similar tasks to your tank filter which I HAVE previously successfully done but so long ago that I forget the various wrinkles which allowed me to succeed way back then. Soldering a length of something using a blowlamp is a particularly good illustration of what I mean. But we persist don't we and what a result to be able to do the 2nd one so much quicker.
Also I have to say, was there anything else you would rather have been doing than spending all these hours on this part of your restoration?
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« Reply #377 on: 20 February, 2016, 10:19:56 AM »

Brilliant Andy, though I think Brian in his suggestion of taking you straight to sainthood is running roughshod over the whole process of becoming a saint..........Wink


Granted Andy is currently performing two miracles in bringing back to life the Gussie and B20, but he aint brown bread yet and hes skipped out the becoming canonised.

Nevertheless taking everything into consideration, this forum is probably well within its rights from a Lancia perspective, in bestowing the title of saint on Andy!

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« Reply #378 on: 20 February, 2016, 11:07:04 AM »

 "................ but he aint brown bread yet and hes skipped out the becoming canonised."

Mere details Frank, stop nit picking!!!!!
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« Reply #379 on: 20 February, 2016, 11:14:17 AM »

I loved reading your recent post Andy. It all sounds very familiar. I sometimes find myself trying to do similar tasks to your tank filter which I HAVE previously successfully done but so long ago that I forget the various wrinkles which allowed me to succeed way back then. Soldering a length of something using a blowlamp is a particularly good illustration of what I mean. But we persist don't we and what a result to be able to do the 2nd one so much quicker.
Also I have to say, was there anything else you would rather have been doing than spending all these hours on this part of your restoration?
Chris

Thank you Chris ........ and I can honestly say that there is nothing else that I would rather have been doing!!!

Although I must admit I did think when things were going particularly badly, 'oh sod it, forget all this, they can't be seen, why not just use a bloody in-line filter!!!'. The problem with that is that I would know it was wrong!!!

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« Reply #380 on: 27 February, 2016, 10:26:52 PM »


Sounds like you had fun with it.  For once a small item on the bench not flat on your back with a face full of grit.

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« Reply #381 on: 15 June, 2016, 08:42:53 AM »

Once again the Gussie has been  getting the attention and the B20 has been resting!! However, I have visited the engine man with the block and the heads. I now have back in my possession a block and a head in ready to go condition!! The other head is still being worked on as a hospital job to try to keep the cost down and, let's face it, there are one or two other jobs, indeed cars, that are occupying my mind, time and wallet at the moment!!!

It is great to have these parts back, it does mean that when I get an opportunity I can build a short engine and one head, two big steps in the right direction.

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« Reply #382 on: 15 June, 2016, 12:14:25 PM »

Great news Andy, another milestone! You're almost full time at both projects it seems but obviously enjoying it all.

Hope to see a few more photos.

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« Reply #383 on: 08 November, 2016, 09:56:57 PM »

Just a quick catch-up on the B20 although I haven't been doing that much work on it myself .... the Gussie and Appia have been getting all the attention!!!

I now have both heads and the block back with all necessary work completed thanks to Chugga.

A few photographs to show what has been achieved .....  These are the before photographs of the heads. I am using my old computer with the old photographs in the downloads folder. The after photographs are in the downloads folder in the new computer so a separate post will provide those.

                                 Andy


* B20 LH head, cleaned and valves removedphoto.JPG (581.23 KB, 1296x968 - viewed 72 times.)

* B20 RH head cleaned and valves removedphoto.JPG (617.25 KB, 1296x968 - viewed 82 times.)

* B20 LH head, rear combustion chamber showing recession and corrosionphoto.JPG (507.32 KB, 1296x968 - viewed 87 times.)
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« Reply #384 on: 08 November, 2016, 10:22:37 PM »

After photographs as promised ..... this is quite a change!! I am delighted!!

All I have to do now is to complete the shopping list with Cavalitto (and pay for it) and then get started on the rebuild. Fortunately I have Clive Beattie's excellent book which dedicates a large section to rebuilding the Aurelia engine. I think it will be very well thumbed before I get to the end of this task!!!

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* B20 LH head after restoration.JPG (412.03 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 81 times.)

* B20 RH head after restoration.JPG (389.82 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 95 times.)

* B20 heads after restoration.JPG (478.8 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 92 times.)
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« Reply #385 on: 08 November, 2016, 11:05:59 PM »

Xmas is early Andy, am sure you're delighted, as indeed I was, keep grinding away, great to see its another milestone passed and on to the next!


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« Reply #386 on: 09 November, 2016, 08:59:21 AM »


The word "grinding" jumped out.  Hopefully none of that, and no "chipping away" either...
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« Reply #387 on: 09 November, 2016, 09:07:48 AM »

That looks like good work on the cylinder heads Andy. I am pleased that you got them repaired, particularly as they hadn't already been planed to anywhere near the limit. To find good useable ones these days is getting really quite difficult.
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« Reply #388 on: 08 February, 2017, 05:33:17 PM »

Progress is painfully slow!!

Yesterday I assembled the valves into the left hand head. I have not used a valve spring compressor for at least 30 years and I am pleased to say that I did not send any springs, spring caps or collets flying across the workshop!! Quite a relief!! Cavalitto sell all these items, but I bought only new springs. I did not check the originals, but had been advised that valve springs are best replaced as a matter of course. A washer is required under both the inner and outer springs, but my engine, on disassembly, as missing a few of these, so I am presently trying to get replacements. When I can source them I will get on with the right hand head!!

This is but a small step, but I can now say that I have started to rebuild the engine!!!

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* B20 LH head valve springs 1.JPG (492.59 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 70 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 2.JPG (734.38 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 73 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 3.JPG (461.81 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 73 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 4.JPG (555.65 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 71 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 5.JPG (744.17 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 65 times.)
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« Reply #389 on: 08 February, 2017, 05:36:36 PM »

More photographs ..


* B20 LH head valve springs 6.JPG (589.22 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 71 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 7.JPG (712.6 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 66 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 8.JPG (779.28 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 64 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 9.JPG (759.71 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 71 times.)

* B20 LH head valve springs 10.JPG (680.55 KB, 1632x1224 - viewed 74 times.)
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