Category: OHV Engine

Mazzo's HC

Squeak no more

Its done and dusted, the engine is now refitted and back in Mazzo’s Viva. This time no squeaks that don’t go away! Long story for which I will not bore you with, but the original engine went bang on the M40 last year and we replaced it with a recon...

Mazzo’s 1159cc engine final

I finished off the rebuild of Mazzo’s engine, sump is on, various odds and ends cleaned up including the head, I just need to drop it back in the car. No idea when mind! Looks untidy, but then its whats inside that matters. I also found some time to start...

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Mazzo’s 1159cc engine rebuild (part two)

following on from yesterday, I have moved forward with the bottom end of the engine, the timing gear is now fitted. I have fitted a new automatic adjuster to this engine, as the original apart from having to hand adjust was also eaten away. The time case cover has a...

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Mazzo’s 1159cc Engine rebuild (Part one)

I managed to collect the block back from Cylinder Rebores at Lunchtime today, they have fitted the cam bearings I provided and washed the block very clean. So let the rebuild begin. It looks scruffy on the outside, that doesn’t matter, as I will repaint it once its all back...

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Monday Update

I have this week off work, to enable me to chill out a bit before the what not hits the fan at work starting next week and possibly ongoing for a while, but less of that and more of what I managed to do today. Starting off with timing case...

Mazzo’s engine

I built and engine for Mazzo some years ago. It was fitted to his HC late last year, you can read about that engine swap here. Everything almost went to plan apart form a small high pitched whine from the engine to which we just couldn’t locate. I did promise...

Blydenstein Engine

I had a call last night from a friend who has a fair car collection (understatement 100 or so vehicles maybe more??) and is the new owner of Marvin my old HA saloon. Our conversation was directed at a Viva engine he has had for some time and in an...

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HA Engine Part 3

Popped over to IB Engineering to collect the pistons today, alas they hadn’t fitted them, as I was in no rush, I waited whist they were done. Always interesting to speak to Mark up there as he has good stories. I also collected the next batch of Zinc plated parts...

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HA Engine Part 2

This morning I collected the block from the engine shop, and am happy to announce the block is saved. It was very close and it only needed a light bore and a hone to get it to 30 thou oversized, considering the original pistons were STD, I am amazed this...