It helps indeed. Oh vow, clearance should be 0.03 – 0.08mm, this sounds very small, have to figure out how I measure those correctly……. Need to remove piston rings also and measure end cap values.
i rebored and went to 81.5mm pistons, which roughly puts the cc at 1.9. any bigger and you’d be better off with a AGG block
It’s been quiet here for a while, my right hand was surgered 2 weeks ago so recovery keeps me out from garage at least 4 weeks. Also as we are living in the middle of winter time here in Finland, part of my time goes to restore old snowmobiles, have to share time to several projects.
Anyways, it has been perfect time to handle part ordering from Classic parts as well as from Autodoc. My Engine looks like attached, new part list is long.. Going to hone cylinders, new piston rings, all bearings + bolts and seals, clutch kit, timing belt set + water pump, Ina valve lifters etc etc
At the end of January all subframe parts, metal bumbers, spare wheel bracket etc goes to sand blasting and powder coating, going to choose Satin black colour, Don’t know if bumbers and spare wheel bracket colour has been originally sort of grey as it looks like OR they have a sunburn, but feel Satin black looks great with tornado red colour when also all of those “greyish” plastic parts are recoated using black colour.
Back to this project after long winter break with snowmobile projects.
Engine is honed and new parts received, should paint engine block this weekend and re build it, next gearbox, joints, axels etc cleaning, checking, new seals.
At the same time drivers seat repaired, a lot of other tha engine parts received, under boduy parts shoudl go to sand plastic and powder coating too so after than build everything back, sound easy but time consuming (=
Have a good summer time all, will post progress when something to show.
In the meanwhile Country also got rusty “friend”….
More like a trusty friend than a rusty one!
A bit unsure really what to do with this car, Country spareparts are getting expensive, should I teardown this car to use drivetrain etc parts for Country spares and sell rest out OR should I keep it as a one piece, it has 260 000km on it, year model 1986, should work otherwise but rusty, still not in doable condition. Think these Syncros are also getting more rare and even perhaps somehow wanted??
Well, once you start stripping it out then you only have one option & that is to scrap it,
why not keep it in one piece?
This has a couple of advantages in that
1) If you do need a part you can put your hand right on it, not searching around in your shed for it.
2) If at a future date someone is looking for a Syncro project,
then you have a complete (or nearly complete car to sell).
3) The spares will save undercover storage space while on the car rather than stripped & stored.
4) It is usually the small Syncro specific parts which fail,
meaning you have to try & remember where you put them when you stripped the car out.
From your photo you appear to have the outside space to be able to just throw a tarpaulin over it?
Agree with you, I just got it so have had no time to cover it, it stay some minor time at outside.
My older daughter is going to have her 18y birthday soon and car is used for driving learning at the beginning (= After that and when Country is ready I decide if I keep it or sell it, but I keep it as an 1 piece as you suggested.
Country restoration has been continued, I just would need more time to update everything here too, these days updating those Country specific forums in Facebook. Country is building up nicely, more time consuming than expected but still.
Also bough second Country with AC so currently 3 Syncro MK2s in “Garace”…..
What did it used to say on the old forum?
“The men in white coats are coming”
She has been ready few weeks, long project but ended with nice ressult, car has been road legal few weeks and driving few hundred kms with no problems!