Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

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1200 grade wet & dry on barrel sealing surfaces. Before (L) & After (R)

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These are not budging so I’m going to leave them alone.
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I did get the fire rings off eventually.
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Cleaned and Ready
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Pulled the pistons. I use a flanged M8 nut for the gudgeon pins.
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These cheapo verniers are no use here, there is no way these pistons are 0,5mm under spec. @ 93.4mm Barrels all measure 94mm. Pistons all weigh 452g

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That’s it for today.

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Oh and I’m done with cleaning, i.e. lost interest! This will do.

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Oh cleared all the gunk out of here, but can’t remember what this hole is for, off hand.

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Some numbers, 93.991mm

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Rich @ Crazyquiff’s (Mk1 Golf specialist) welded a engine case for me, way back when, so I know he has a welder with sufficient power to repair the crack.
So much heat gets dissipated through the case, so it takes some doing.
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Talking of Mk1’s; I enjoyed my Mk1 Campaign, we made the front cover of Practical Classics and attended a photo shoot. Pub quiz knowledge; Campaigns had green tinted windows, which I always thought was a nice extra.

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Anyone got a url for Hymolar AF?
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Head No.2 has issues. Need a machine shop for these broken studs ideally.

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...and the barrels need honing. I don’t have that tool.

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Cleaned up ok though,fire rings and valves are out.

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Pushrod tubes can be used again. Bench mounted wire wheel used.

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