Possible Rebuild

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Possible Rebuild

#1 Post by peewee21 » Tue May 12, 2015 2:37 pm

Hi All,

I am putting together the final to-do list for the restoration and am turning my attention to the engine

Its on about 100k with no record of a previous rebuild head pressures are currently
1 - 165
2 - 150
3 - 150
4 - 145
5 - 150
6 - 160

if i am to get the head done and the engine is out for the respray i might as well get it re-built

what are your thoughts on what should be done to a late mk1 2000 on an estate?

the next question is the who should do it? I have never re-built an engine before an not sure i have the time so any recommendations?

cheers
Ian Peacock
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Re: Possible Rebuild

#2 Post by johnnydog » Tue May 12, 2015 11:39 pm

Dave Harvey from Derby, who is in the Register maybe the chap you are looking for. Many years in the Register, knows our cars inside out, is passionate about them, and I understand is good at engine rebuilds. If you are interested in contacting him, I could pm you his details?
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Re: Possible Rebuild

#3 Post by Mike Stevens » Wed May 13, 2015 11:49 am

Not having the time aside, do consider doing the work yourself. The first engine I ever rebuilt was a Mk1 2000 back in 1975! I have now done quite a few since including Triumph 1500, 1949 LandRover and the Stag V8 (and more 6's of course). The Triumph 6 is a very easy engine to work on (although big and a bit heavy!) and doesn't really need many special tools. A good manual is a must of course.

You must do what you are comfortable with, but the satisfaction of hearing it start for the first time after you've done the work is pretty good!

If you do go down that route, I'm sure there are many on here who will gladly give advice.

Cheers,
Mike.
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