Tagged: 1256cc

BLYDENSTEIN DEVELOPMENTS 617X

Crank time

I collected the crank back from the Grinder, after I dropped it there last week. It is now time to drop it into the block with the pistons and bolt it all up. The bottom end just needs an oil pump, timing and the sump bolted on for it all...

Zinc Plated c/o Comma Engineering Coventry

Zinc Fairy

The Zinc Fairy has been and delivered me the first batch of parts back for the cut away engine. I rebuilt this engine a few years back after finding it rotting away in a garage, alas a couple of year rotting away in my garage has seen it look very...

1057cc

1057cc engine

Right now the 1159 engine is all done and dusted just awaiting collection, I thought it time to get a load more engines out and stripped ready for action, one was a bare block I got some time back its a HA 1057 block. Its now all cleaned fresh core...

1256cc

Dead Head

Spoke to the machine shop today, the 1256cc big valve head is rubbish. The valve stems are so worn one can rattle the valves in the them, it doesn’t help that the person who “modified” the head decided to machine half the stems away to open out the inlets… I...

1256cc

Sunny and warm sunday!

Today has been a busy day! First I stripped the head off the 1256 engine down, and have wrapped all the parts up nice and safe ready for when it gets put back together, the bare head itself will be cleaned down and repainted, the bores and ports de-coked and...

1256cc

1256 engine rebuild part 1

Right the replacement block has been rebored, and new cam bearings fitted. Its also been washed within an inch of its life, so I had better get it painted up this weekend before it gets rusty! Here is the block, not just how much the blocked is bored at 0.060″,...

Ported heads

I removed one valve from the 1256cc head, its highly ported, I am a little worried its gone to far, but once the head is stripped cleaned and checked over I will have a better idea. below is one dirty picture, that shows some of the porting done. I am...

1256cc

Weekly report

Yea I know its late, Its just that I have been ever so busy doing lots of odd jobs. First on this weeks report if the 1256cc engine, I finished stripping the engine down, for an inspection, alas all is not well. The bores are already bored to 0.060″ oversized,...

1256cc

Marvin

I went to collect a crank (for a 1159cc) today and as the workshop is close to the paint shop I thought I had better take the time to check on that car. I think I own called Marvin. Good news the car is still there and hasn’t rusted away!...