Saturday, October 31, 2015

Piston Problems

In the previous post, I'd removed the newly rebuilt engine from the car as there was obviously something very wrong. Now it's time to pull it apart again and if possible find out why it was vibrating so much.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hokey Cokey Engine!

In the previous post, I was worried about the engine vibrating excessively when it was revving up. I looked at the fan and pulley in the vain hope the problem was there. When they were removed however, the problem still persisted. Alas, there was only one thing for it, the engine was going to have to come out again to investigate the problem fully.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

New Engine Nightmare!!

<This post is part of the 'Engine Swap' project>
In the previous post I got to finally enjoy driving my Mini around with the new engine fitted. Well I say enjoy, probably 'endure' is closer to the truth as the vibration from the engine at about 1500 rpm is staring to get on my nerves. It's beginning to look like the engine may have to come out again!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

First Drive

It's not everyday that we get to tick off one of our life goals, things that we consider part of our bucket list as it were. For a very long time, long before I'd even heard of the term bucket list, I've always wanted to drive a car motivated by an engine that I have built myself.

After spending what seems like an eternity building and installing a new engine, that day has finally arrived, today I get to realise a lifelong dream.