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Offline pato08

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Engine rebuilder
« on: 02.01. 2014 05:53 »
Having amassed all the parts (I think), and busy with the frame and tins, I am looking for a good engine rebuilder in Australia.
My engine is in pieces and most bolt/nuts missing. Any suggestions most welcome.
The engine is 1953 plunger.
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #1 on: 02.01. 2014 21:54 »
What state?

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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #2 on: 02.01. 2014 23:20 »
Hi Wilko

I'm in ACT, (the motor is in a very poor state). I bought it in the UK in 2010, as a basket case. (as per my avitar)
I don't have any of the nuts or bolts required as these were never supplied. A forum member has PMed my with a couple of leeds close to home.
 
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #3 on: 03.01. 2014 21:02 »
Pato,
              You wouldn't dare to send your engine to a builder without any bolts, would you?

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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #4 on: 05.01. 2014 23:30 »
Hi Pato, if you send your engine to a rebuilder you will really pay for it. It will shock you I think how much it will cost.
I suggest you give it a go yourself with the help of someone who is mechanically minded. If you know someone (a friend preferably) that has mechanical skills they should be able to work out from the manuals/books and advice from this forum how to build your engine.
Join a club that is into older bikes there will certainly be people that can help and maybe even help you build it.

I would start by buying the necessary bolts for the engine. Also buy the parts as you need them don't rely on the builder or re conditioner to buy them for you, cause every part will have their cut on top of the price for sure.

Classic fasteners in Australia have the cycle threads and others that you will need for your bike.

http://www.classicfasteners.com.au/

The key I think is to not be in a hurry. Basically you can assemble what other specialist have reconditioned for you.
You probably have an engineering place locally that can do alot of the work. Things like crank grinding, valves, guides, rebore pistons etc can all be done by a local reputable engine re conditioner. A motorcycle re conditioner would be better but the main thing is provide the correct info for them so study the books ask question and get the right info then tell them. This forum is for people like you. Ask questions, there are most knowledgeable people in the world on this forum when it comes to A10 BSAs.
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #5 on: 06.01. 2014 05:29 »
Thank for the replies and advise.
I had a search around on the internet over the weekend, and sourced all the missing bolts.  *yeah* *yeah* Now just need to recon head, crank, and so on.  *work*
The task at first seemed overwhelming, but I may give it a go myself.  *pull hair out* 
I will keep all posted on progress.

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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #6 on: 06.01. 2014 09:03 »
Go for it pato, I'm only a nice 200 Km ride away, and work for a beer an hour.
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #7 on: 06.01. 2014 16:03 »
Thats the way Pato, it's just a question of sorting the components into there respective lumps , crank, rods , pistons &barrells, head  with valves and springs  ,cases and camshaft ,etc then check condition and sort what to get done where ,personally I'd get a keg of beer an keep musky employed for a couple of days ,that'd sort it out . Seriously it isn't that difficult ,I managed my first full rebuild at 16 and a bit ,turned out a cracking engine purely down to taking a little time and being meticulous with cleaning , so don't forget the sludge tube in the crank !! best of luck BobH,
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #8 on: 26.03. 2014 05:43 »
Pato,
How is the rebuild coming along?
If you require any tech advice of numbers for your engineer, feel free to give me a yell.
Regards,
Kim
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Re: Engine rebuilder
« Reply #9 on: 26.03. 2014 09:58 »

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and work for a beer an hour.

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,personally I'd get a keg of beer an keep musky employed for a couple of days

 Reckon you guys are in cahoots...?

 Serious (still), Pato, it isn't that hard, it taught me all I know-(except for the things in cereal packets)..and there's help just a beer or two away..!
 I don't even have a workshop these days, do you have parts books/pictures/numbers...?? It changed everything for me when I sourced same.
 
  She'll be right mate...! Just give us a holler
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