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by Hazza1190
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Webber DCOE-45 + 123 ignition/vacuum advance

Hi Guys, Its a little way down the road before I'll need to actually implement this; but it has been bugging me and I'd like to know your thoughts. Basically, I have a Webber DCOE-45 carb and an early 123 ignition which has a vacuum advance pickup. Should I worry about the vacuum advance? Or is it w...
by Hazza1190
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Peter, Yes they are well and truly screwed! My original engine which had at least 125k miles (could have been 235 but unlikely) weren't even as bad as that! Sorry i may not have described it correctly. It was only 1 bearing that was loose, all the others were very tight. The loose one is the exce...
by Hazza1190
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

So, the bottom end is now dismantled and lets just say that I think I have found where all of the metal has come from... See the picture below, it is the bearings from journal 2. It seems very odd how its worn/filled up the holes like that, its almost as if the bearing shell didn't fit into the cap ...
by Hazza1190
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Peter, Thank you. :) It all makes sense now regarding the cam, i cant believe i didn't notice it before! Its not 'K6715' or 'KG715', its KC715. K C for Kent Cams! :lol: Atleast i know now, and i have just read that in peter Burgess' book so im happy with that. The lady on the phone guessed that t...
by Hazza1190
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Cheers guys, some more updates if anyone's interested! The camshaft itself looks okay. I cant see any wear on the lobes which is good. I will, however, measure it on a dial gauge when I can to make sure there's no wear. The camshaft has 'K6715' or 'KG715' written on the front. It also has 08087 on t...
by Hazza1190
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Ian, I was thinking that. However they all have a '.' between the 0 and 9. So all read '0.90'. Regarding the cam followers i have had a look online and others have had similar pitting on their followers. But like you say, could have been due to metal fragments. I'm hoping the cam inst screwed... ...
by Hazza1190
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Peter, Thanks again for the reply! That's great! I will definitely look into ultrasonic cleaning then. he's very local and seems to have very good reviews and testimonials. However your pressure washing way may also be an option, and will save some ££. I can always give it a go and if i don't lik...
by Hazza1190
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Peter, Thanks again for the reply! Christ yes that does sound like a nightmare! Hopefully a good running engine now then haha! I am going to strip the engine down over the next week (just waiting for my ziplock bags and a big box to put all labelled parts into). I was hoping to get it sent off to...
by Hazza1190
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi Ian, The engibe was being sold due to him doing a V8 swap. He showed me the car, and he was a very genuine and nice guy. I did buy it as a bit of an unknown, but i can tell its has a lot of money spent on it. Maybe just the construction was inadequate? He had only done approximately 500 miles on ...
by Hazza1190
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: My 'New' engine.
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Re: My 'New' engine.

Hi guys, So a little bit of a depressing update today... I'll start off with a bit of good news however. The ally sump is baffled and also I have removed the timing cover cover to find a Vernier Timing Gear which is nice. Also after removing the head, i noticed the pistons are +0.90. However..., in ...