Right after sorting the shed out this afternoon, I have decided to get some of these engines finished ASAP. I have three OHV’s on the worktop:
Number one, just needs sump fitting and the head bolted on, its nearly finished, its the engine I took to Kats originally for the HC, I checked it over today and I am 100% happy with it now, so its been torqued down as per book. Just needs dropping into a car and its head bolted on.
Second engine is the short engine I won off eBay as a new 1057, its not its a std 1159, i have stripped it cleaned it and put it back together. I added a crank and some new bearing sets. I need to fit an oil pump the timing chain and tensioner. I have a head for it, But that’s needs new valves. Once finished it will make a spare 1159 STD engine ideal for a HB and or HA van from the late 1960’s.
Last engine on the list is the 1159 engine form FUNGUS, I need to get the pistons swapped over for the new ones, the crank has already been polished and new bearings fitted, the camshaft and tappets are all in, so its just the piston to fit then sump and the bottom end is ready. I have the head to start but the plan is for these three to be finshed and ready to deliver by this time next month.