[ROVERNET - UK] Getting IOE blocks properly machined - TORQUE PLATES

Kent Kinard kentkinard at verizon.net
Thu Jan 17 20:09:59 GMT 2008

I think I finally agree.
Kent K.

Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton wrote:
> I meant to finish my last note but got side tracked..
>> 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.
> I would agree that the torque plate is a necessity when machining
> highly stressed engines especially those with lightweight thinwall or
> ally blocks, however a Rover IOE 6 is neither highty stressed nor
> noticeably lightweight.
> I'm not convinced that I would see a torque plate as an absolute
> requirement for a complete rebuild given a truly competent mahinist.
> Certainly a torque plate would be desirable thing to have in the
> interests of ulimate precision and longevity, but  a re-machined
> engine done without benefit of one is probably going to be less
> trouble than deferring a needed rebuild because you haven't got all
> the gear you might want
> Aidrian
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