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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    When using 'Quick reply' to post (just below the most recent post), look above the white box where you type and you will find a row of icons. Click 3rd from the right (Insert Image) - this opens the 'Insert Image' box. Click 'From Computer' then click 'Select Files'. Now you can search on your own computer (internal drive or external, such as USB stick) and select the photos you want to upload (hold down the CTRL key if selecting more than one) then click 'Open' button. This brings you back to the 'Insert Image ' Dialog box. Now click 'Upload Files' and Bob's your father's (or mother's) brother!


    Now double-click on one image - this opens the 'Image settings' box. From here you can choose the size and alignment of your uploaded photo.

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    Just to add to these instructions a liitle.
    The pictures need to be reduced in size before you start trying to upload them. So first go to your computer picture program and select the pictures you want to send and edit them. In the edit mode it will have a resize button or option. Just select the smallest or second smallest size offered and the program will then do a resize and save it as another picture. Use these when you upload as the site will not accept large picture files.
    I find you can only do one picture at a time and have to repeat that procedure to get them all on. Good Luck.

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    On another front, in the old days we built up an 1100 Gordini motor using a normal 1100 R8 crank/rods/block with new G pistons and a G head and a reprofiled std cam. The bottom end worked OK and was flogged every day without any problems.
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    From what I understand of the 1108 and the other Cleon smaller engines for the most part the rod lengths are the same , and the crank journals on the 688 and 1255 and 804 are all the same but the wrist pin ends are smaller on the 688 units at least on the ones that I own . I would suggest to either use the heavier 810 rods and bush them or upgrade to the 1397 rods and float them . From the information I have The stock 1108 crank is not hardened like the 1255 / 812 or 804 crank but same results may be acquired by shot peening the crank . If you are to build a similar engine you may want to use the newer 1108 crank that allows for the extra bolts and larger clutch plate . I also included pictures of the distributor shafts of a 810/688 unit and a 810 /1255 unit . For additional info the 804 heads can be install on the larger 1397 engines the bores will fit onto the engine even with the dissimilar head spacing .
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    hope this is helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manic GT View Post
    From what I understand of the 1108 and the other Cleon smaller engines for the most part the rod lengths are the same , and the crank journals on the 688 and 1255 and 804 are all the same but the wrist pin ends are smaller on the 688 units at least on the ones that I own . hope this is helpful Manic gt
    I'm sure it will be!! Good you are around out there and thanks for the useful photios. I'm pondering an 810 motor sitting on my floor from an R10 1300 (very rare in Oz) right now.
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    Hi,

    Measurements done and this is what I found:
    The conrod length center to center =128mm.
    The Gordini piston gudgeon pin = 20mm. Standard 1108 =18mm
    The Gordini piston deck height =39.5mm standard 1108 =37.5mm Not sure of this one as the sizes were taken from a 1400.
    The piston bore of the Gordini =70mm standard 1108 =70mm.
    the stroke of the Gordini =72mm standard = 72mm.

    Remember that with the combination of standard bore and G pistons the rods must be 128mm. Any 1289 or 1300 the rods will be shorter to compensate for the longer stroke of 77mm.

    So all these sizes doesn't help if we can't compare with stock 1108 or 1289 sizes to assist in building a engine for Stcos85.

    These 2 photos is that of a 1100 Gordini piston. This is what the pistons should look like. Different to the 1255 ones.





    This is what the conrods look like on this engine. Remember I said it had a hard life, so what I noticed is that it is different from what Simon said. These don't have bushes so I think they have been re-sized in the past.





    To get back to solving the problem I am sure that if we can get a set of 1108 rods with its 18mm hole, it can be safely increased to the desired 20 mm of the pistons. There is even a chance that it can be machined with a slight offset to adjust piston heights in the case there is some discrepancies.

    Please correct me if anyone sees a mistake but I think it is very possible to build a nice engine even if there isn't a 100% Gordini content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans View Post
    Hi,

    Measurements done and this is what I found:
    The conrod length center to center =128mm.
    The Gordini piston gudgeon pin = 20mm. Standard 1108 =18mm
    The Gordini piston deck height =39.5mm standard 1108 =37.5mm Not sure of this one as the sizes were taken from a 1400.
    The piston bore of the Gordini =70mm standard 1108 =70mm.
    the stroke of the Gordini =72mm standard = 72mm.

    Remember that with the combination of standard bore and G pistons the rods must be 128mm. Any 1289 or 1300 the rods will be shorter to compensate for the longer stroke of 77mm.

    So all these sizes doesn't help if we can't compare with stock 1108 or 1289 sizes to assist in building a engine for Stcos85.

    These 2 photos is that of a 1100 Gordini piston. This is what the pistons should look like. Different to the 1255 ones.





    This is what the conrods look like on this engine. Remember I said it had a hard life, so what I noticed is that it is different from what Simon said. These don't have bushes so I think they have been re-sized in the past.





    To get back to solving the problem I am sure that if we can get a set of 1108 rods with its 18mm hole, it can be safely increased to the desired 20 mm of the pistons. There is even a chance that it can be machined with a slight offset to adjust piston heights in the case there is some discrepancies.

    Please correct me if anyone sees a mistake but I think it is very possible to build a nice engine even if there isn't a 100% Gordini content.

    Regards, Frans.
    My rods are same as these without the hole innthe small end. It measures 128mm centre to centre. Do you think these will be able to be taken out to 20mm. If so that doesnt allow for the brass bush though so is there an alternative to having to bush it
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    That is good then. I am sure these rods were taken out to 20mm as well. So you have rods that can be used. They must be reamed out to 20mm with a slightly bigger size, the engineering shop should know what the clearance must be and the hole on top is drilled by myself or yourself. Countersink the top a little so that it forms a funnel to catch oil from the splash. It works perfect. ie. there will be no bush. Does your pistons look like these?

    What is the condition like on the other goods? The pistons, crank, sleeves etc. Can you measure the thickness of the head as well? That will be from the bottom where the gasket is to the top where the rocker cover sits. It will be around 70 something mm.

    You can start your stock taking now and do a dummy assembly to see what is short.
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    I need to buy pistons and liners from meca parts but now i know the rods can be used without bushes i can move forward
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    more issues. just been told the block i have been given is an a110 block from 65-68. are there pistons and liners available for this and will all the other parts be compatible.

    engine no. is 804-00 1675

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    Stcos85,
    If your rods are the "green arrow" units in the early pictures and are press fit rods (no bush) for 688 motor, I do not think they will take a ream and hone to 20mm. It is very common on short use motors to run "steel on steel" , no bush. And to drill the small oil hole and slight chamfer on the top of the gudion end. I have done it very successfully in the past. You need"meat" around the gudion pin or they break.

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    Hi,
    It means that you have a 1100 engine that was fitted in an Alpine A110 and that is similar to the 1100 motor fitted in the R1134 R8 Gordini saloon car. The 804 number is that of the 1100 Gordini block. So a set of 1100 pistons and liners will fit. Have you checked the cam bushes yet? If they are worn it is an ideal opportunity to bring them in at the same time. You can have a look at the front of the block where you can feel the bush and see if it has a ridge in the middle. That ridge is made by the groove in the cam.
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    Hi FRANS,
    I see where you are going with this.

    Do you have a volume for the combustion chamber, then with flat top pistons for the 688/1108 rods you can build a Gordini 1108 that will still drive well on the road. Knowing what to do for a workable CR of about 9:1.

    If it wasn't for the offset rods of the 812, I may be able to help with some "very used" rods to use 804 pistons. How big are the small ends of the 810? i.e. do they have enough meat to ream and hone for 20mm gugions ? Are 810 rods in the early pictures??

    It will come to a solution,
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    The offset of the 1255 rods that I have look like the 1397 rods with 2mm shaved off the center 2 rods to allow for the 1108 offset crank ! The 3 pictures are a 688 rod a 810 rod and a 1397 rod I can take a few more pictures with the 1255 rod as well if needed .

    if it was me I would try to find some 810 rods and have 2 rods get the sides shaved . the barrels on the 1255 are also shorter between the seat and the crank not sure if this was to allow extra clearance in the crank area or just to loss some weight ??

    I have used the 810 rods a 1108 crank with 1565 pistons to build a 1340 cc engine . That is what the earlier pictures where about .I forget the wrist pin sizes right now with out measuring them again but when I floated and drilled the oiling holes on the 810 rods for the 1565 pistons the wrist pin sizes where the same !? I did not have to shave the rods because the 1565 pistons used a larger meaning wider wrist pin boss .

    That's my nickels worth and the reason I say nickel it because we cannuks have done away with our 1 cent coins .

    hope this is some what useful

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    Well there you have what seems to be a solution. 810 rods reamed and honed to 20mm pins and get some new 804 domed pistons, and you can build a good 804 motor.

    Best of luck,
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    I had to Google what a nickel was. Yep our lowest is 5 cents so we can still say my cents worth I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    I had to Google what a nickel was. Yep our lowest is 5 cents so we can still say my cents worth I guess.
    Our equivalent of the nickel was a sixpence, called a zack if I recall.....
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    Not that that is worth a zack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Not that that is worth a zack!
    Worth about tuppence I suspect. Maybe only a ha'penny…. Lots of inflation since 1966.
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    Way way off thread but 1 and 2 cent pieces are still legal tender. Wonder what a shop would do if you stumped up the exact 99 cents they often ask for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Way way off thread but 1 and 2 cent pieces are still legal tender. Wonder what a shop would do if you stumped up the exact 99 cents they often ask for.
    They would probably collect all the 1 and 2cent pieces they get and sell them for the copper in the coin, which is worth more than the coin face value, the reason they were dropped from minting. I have about half a kilo of these coins. They were nice too, one has a possum and the other a frilled neck lizard. Unfair these were dropped whilst the bloke on the obverse was kept.

    There was a "new" 1c coin issued in 2017 for decorative/commemorative purposes (?) with a possum on it (not as nice as the old one), and also a 2c coin (bronze this time, and no lizard) but who has seen these?

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cTYAA...LXv/s-l300.jpg

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