[ROVERNET - UK] Getting IOE blocks properly machined
phing at videotron.ca
Thu Jan 17 16:10:07 GMT 2008
What is a torque plate ??
My experience LR engines , in remote areas [ eg Algeria and Kenya ]is that they for ever, even without rudimentary maintenance .
They eventually consume more oil than gasoline . Swapping to a domestic engine might over power the transmission , The LR main high
ratio gear box was a development of the 1939 P2 sedan box . Rover didn't have enough confidence in this unit to use it with the
P5/6V8 which wasn't a high performance unit
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From: "Kent Kinard" <kentkinard at verizon.net>
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Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:25 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Getting IOE blocks properly machined
> Hi Linus,
> About rebuilds. My old machinist in San Antonio has rebuilt several Land Rover IOE's. We had a conversation several years ago
> about the lack of IOE style torque plates in the US. He felt that they were no longer as important for the rebuild of these
> engines because modern machining methods use the crankshaft centerline as the data point. I am still of the opinion that the
> availability of an IOE style torque plate is important to an IOE rebuild. If, at some point, a rebore and new pistons do become
> necessary, you may want to explore these issues. Most of us saloon owners are happy if our IOE's don't have a death rattle.
> Land Rover owners faced with the necessity of reliable performance in the middle of nowhere have to take these issues much more
> seriously. Cost of IOE rebuilds is very high and many LR owners in the US would rather swap to a domestic engine than do a
> Kent K.
> Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton wrote:
>> I have a feeling that most IOE rebuilds in recent memory have owed
>> more to home gargae ingenuity than paid workmen. at least on this side
>> of the water
>> I would talk to West Coast British in Livermore; they will at least
>> recognise the engine for what it is which is more than most places can
>>> Do any of you have suggestions for a person experienced with this type of engine? Hopefully in California somewhere? It is
>>> currently at the land rover engine rebulider, but he has never done one and is taking forever just to tell us what we need to
>>> buy. Its been there at least six months without having even been dismantled.
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