Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Sir Petteroid

Pages: [1]
When I first tackled the gib I relied on the " good advice" of someone at the local vintage engine club. This technique involved a lot of buggering around with little wedges and shims which tended to drift up.
So I thought about an easier way and decided to make a very big long wedge with a very shallow angle for maximum power and long enough that I could drive the end from outside the diameter of the flywheel.
So I grabbed a long length of angle iron and cut a long wedge with my angle grinder.
To avoid it riding up while driving I cut it with a bias so that the edge bit at the bottom of the key.
I rocked up at the club with my length of angle iron, tapped it snug on to the gib shoulder and drove it with a small mallet. It worked perfectly. Quick, cheap, easy and no damage at all to the gib key. Avoid the temptation to use a shorter steeper angle. I would suggest making it at least 14" long so it's a nice shallow gradual wedge.
2" wide angle would be about right. That will drive out the gib far enough to get it loose.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Newly restored CS 6/1
« on: September 02, 2023, 10:17:54 AM »
Greetings. New member.
Recently finished full restoration.
Runs great. Very happy with the result. It's a 1964.
I bought it in unusually fine original condition after looking at various engines that were not so great.
Even the fuel tank is in good condition. Needed a rebore, new rings, small end bearing and valves and guides. Replaced the inlet cam. Reground the lifters.
Kept as much original paint as possible but resprayed the stuff that was really tired.

Pages: [1]