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    Thanks for the thought. roger

    Thanks for the thought.
    roger
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    It's convenience really. It means the car is...

    It's convenience really. It means the car is immobile for a shorter time.
    roger
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    It's going into my '57 Slough DS19. roger

    It's going into my '57 Slough DS19.
    roger
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    The timing chain and sprockets are next to be...

    The timing chain and sprockets are next to be fitted. The crankshaft and the camshaft are rotated such that when the sprockets and chain are fitted the identifying marks on the sprockets are in line...
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    You got it! Rather than me confusing further I...

    You got it! Rather than me confusing further I suggest you refer to the parts book and the workshop manual.
    In these early engines without a crank damper at the back, there is no need for a rear...
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    The oil thrower is the seal. It consists of a set...

    The oil thrower is the seal. It consists of a set of radial vanes angled to throw the oil back when the crank is turning. You can just see the vanes in the first image of my last post.
    roger
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    Once the thrust washers are sorted out attention...

    Once the thrust washers are sorted out attention can be turned to the oil seal arrangement at the front of the crank. Engines of this vintage do not have the benefit of modern elastomeric oil seals,...
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    Edit: the end-float spec is 0.03 - 0.09mm roger

    Edit: the end-float spec is 0.03 - 0.09mm

    roger
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    A couple of comments on fitting the pistons to...

    A couple of comments on fitting the pistons to the rods.
    The pistons have a right (and wrong) orientation - this is indicated by the manufacturer of the piston/liner set, usually by an arrow on the...
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    Well you cant keep a Citroen tragic down. I’m now...

    Well you cant keep a Citroen tragic down. I’m now back in the workshop and working on both the Maserati and DS19 engines.
    Before my involuntary hiatus I had assembled the DS19 crankshaft and the...
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    I think that this project has a hoodoo. I started...

    I think that this project has a hoodoo. I started the engine build late last year but had to put it aside due to other more pressing needs. I got back to it last month and was ready for the final...
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    Anything is possible, Shane. But on this engine...

    Anything is possible, Shane.
    But on this engine there was very little wear on both the inlet and exhaust rockers.
    roger
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    Thanks for the thoughts, David. Yes, this engine...

    Thanks for the thoughts, David.
    Yes, this engine build is with domed pistons, I intend to do a trial assembly with plasticene on the valve heads to check piston/valve clearance.
    roger
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    I'm not sure what happened with the previous post...

    I'm not sure what happened with the previous post - seem to have lost an image.
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    roger
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    A little progress to report. The reground cam...

    A little progress to report.
    The reground cam and lifters fitted into the block OK. It might be worth noting that (according to the workshop manual) after July 1961 the camshaft and the water pump...
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    I think I left this thread back in October with...

    I think I left this thread back in October with comments on liner heights.
    Well now that I've had some other projects finished or on hold (the SM is awaiting parts), I've been back to the DS19...
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    Thanks for the tip, Steve. I'll have a good look....

    Thanks for the tip, Steve. I'll have a good look.
    roger
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    Watch this space. roger

    Watch this space.
    roger
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    No, they're probably the UK-made headers that...

    No, they're probably the UK-made headers that Leno poured shit on in that episode.
    roger
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    Shane, I did the solid exhaust valve conversion...

    Shane,
    I did the solid exhaust valve conversion some years ago, I can probably find some images from then if you're really interested.
    I'm pulling the engine to fit a set of S/S "Euro-style"...
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    I'm sorry that this thread seems to have...

    I'm sorry that this thread seems to have prematurely ceased. I was faced with the need to sort out the power steering on the daily Land Rover Disco. and, after disposing of the Peugeot S16, I needed...
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    No further progress as I've been waiting for the...

    No further progress as I've been waiting for the camshaft and lifters to come back from Clive Cams. In the meantime I've had laser cataract surgery on both eyes, so the enforced delay wasn't totally...
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    Progress has slowed a little. The camshaft and...

    Progress has slowed a little. The camshaft and lifters have been sent off to Clive Cams to be reground. So no further assembly can take place until I get them back. In the meantime I've trial fitted...
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    Not much to report today. I picked up the...

    Not much to report today. I picked up the flywheel and clutch pressure plate after surface grinding, and then put the clutch assembly together. The clutch finger heights have yet to be set Ill do...
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    Interesting thoughts on spark plug orientation -...

    Interesting thoughts on spark plug orientation - I'd never considered this before.
    The windows start flapping around 80mph, depending on the setting of the flow through ventilation, the wear in the...
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