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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #15 on: 05.12. 2018 10:13 »
Yes their too nice to hide in a motor *ex* I put R&R rods in my cafe. I think I read that std rods have a lifespan of 80,000 miles (make that 50K the way I ride  *bash*)
Roller or bush timing side?
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #16 on: 05.12. 2018 11:26 »
How is the fitting of the rods coming along I'm being nosey because a) I'd like new rods for my motor and B) have been put off in the past by hearing that one type of rod needs machining to clear the c/cases  and I didn't want to do that .
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #17 on: 05.12. 2018 11:41 »

 
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......, I can't decide whether to fit them in my engine or invite them out on a date....

 I think it'd be a nice gesture to pack 'em on the back of one of your other rides and take 'em for a jaunt around so they know where their responsibilities will be taking them (and you), and stop for a chew and an ale or two and show them off to as many as possible, then get them nicely oiled up and ready for your crank, but make sure they're well balanced or you'll be totally screwed.... *eek*

 That's what I'd 've done had I thought of it when mine arrived, but I was keen for a quick fix....
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #18 on: 05.12. 2018 11:52 »
Fitted Thunder rods to my A10 8 years ago. The cutouts in the barrel may need enlarging to provide enough clearance, but apart from that no problems at all. Right length between centres.

Prior to that fitted R and R rods which were 40 thou too long between centres................

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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #19 on: 06.12. 2018 11:55 »
Yes their too nice to hide in a motor *ex* I put R&R rods in my cafe. I think I read that std rods have a lifespan of 80,000 miles (make that 50K the way I ride  *bash*)
Roller or bush timing side?
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #20 on: 06.12. 2018 12:19 »
One of the old valves. It doesn't require any high-tech measuring gear to see that it is not quite straight...
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #21 on: 18.01. 2019 17:16 »
Well I haven't posted for a while but that doesn't mean I have been neglecting the old girl. The engine is now all nicely rebuilt and turning over beautifully by hand. I now just need to do a few last jobs (set timing, lubricate cables, sort out a lot of stray wiring etc) then the plan is to stick her on a rolling road and run a few litres of flushing oil through the engine on total loss. Only then will I consider filling her up with Straight 40 and see if she will start. I am taking no chances!
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #22 on: 19.01. 2019 11:59 »
NW England? Does it get warm enough for straight 40? I use 30.
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #23 on: 19.01. 2019 12:22 »
I use straight 40 from Morris's

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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #24 on: 19.01. 2019 12:23 »
Hi RDfella.

Yes it does get warm enough for 40s but only for a few months in the middle of summer. I would go for straight 40s then and when it cools off go back to straight 30s.

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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #25 on: 19.01. 2019 13:04 »
Just remind me again why you don't use 20/50?

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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #26 on: 19.01. 2019 13:41 »
Just remind me again why you don't use 20/50?
Oh crap........, here we go again!
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #27 on: 19.01. 2019 14:20 »
Heh, don't worry Seabee, it was just a wind up *fight*  TBH, as long as it's a bit slippery, I don't really worry too much.  In fact, apparently, I've been putting the 'wrong' oil in for a while (I think it's medium detergent mineral 20/50 rather than low, and I don't think it's very high in zinc either).  Not had any problems at all.  Still, thinking of going for the Rock Oil 20/50 next time as that seems recommended.

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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #28 on: 19.01. 2019 16:14 »
I don't use 20/50 in any engine that hasn't got an oil filter, because I dont want to destroy my engine by pumping abrasives around it, which is what happens with detergent oils. I remember fitting a new 6litre V8 petrol engine in a boat, after the owner had decided to put the latest high-spec oil in his old engine. Twenty five miles later it blew up.
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Re: Armistice 101
« Reply #29 on: 19.01. 2019 17:15 »
I must be lucky then, 6000m with this oil so far - just waiting for the big bang *eek*  Maybe the magnetic sump plug has saved me (no filter, if you hadn't guessed already) *smile*