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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: January 9th, 2007, 21:12:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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As the title says very busy wit maintenance of the Mini Marcos.

First of  is the heather  it was leaking.  I let it repair, and the radiator was not ad his best.
So I let it also repair.


I also want to replace the water hoses with samco sport hoses.

Next up is the cylinder head, the valve seals are gone so I have to put in new one's.
The exhaust, will be replaced. I am going fore a full system maniflow .
It will cost something, but I recon you'll get something.




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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: January 27th, 2007, 19:24:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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To day start it with the cylinder head, I did not get very far >. I need to remove the exhaust first.
For this I need to build a ramp or something.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2007, 20:00:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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What sort of manifold has it got? If it's a cast iron one you should be able to remove the clamp, disconnect the pipe from the transmission so that it drops down a bit and remove the manifold. If it's an lcb exhaust it should come out through the top but you'll need to take the exhaust system off first, including the Y-piece. So you'll need a jack and axle stands at least. It is easier to remove the exhaust system before you undo the manifold studs!
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: February 24th, 2007, 16:21:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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For this I use a little ramp.



So that the exhaust can be removed.



Den there was enough clearance to remove the cylinder head.



A little jiggling



And there is the whole exhaust.



There is the trouble oil traces, on the inlet valves.
So we need to chance the valve stem seals


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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: February 28th, 2007, 20:26:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hello very busy; little problem wit valve seals, the old one are of nylon and the new  are of rubber but thy won't stay on.

I haven't  seen these types before.

Any one!!! Help! ! !

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 4th, 2007, 14:55:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 17th, 2007, 17:04:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Today was time fore  grinding the valves.







A fresh coat of paint make's a difference.

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Alex Gibson
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That radiator looks very small! Whats it from?

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened!!!!
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 18th, 2007, 19:49:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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I am told, that it was from the italian mini innocenti.
I fits very snug, in the front.

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 25th, 2007, 16:53:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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Little big problem, whit the new valve seals.  When I wanted to put them on, they tore up. Something went terribly wrong.


this is how it shut be.



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Bent Larsen
Posted on: March 26th, 2007, 06:52:56 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi
There are normally a grove in the valve guides for the rubber type.

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Yes I was thinking that. They're not the valve guides I'm familiar with, or the seals for that matter. I haven't seen valve seals with metal collars before. They're usually black rubber with a spring round the neck for the inlet valves or small O-rings for the exhausts. You really only need to control the oil going down the inlet valve stems, and limit the amount of exhaust blowing out through the exhausts.

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Bent Larsen
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Mercedes use that kind, but the are hard on the valves
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: April 28th, 2007, 20:17:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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Sorry fore de late reaction, the reason is I was on a holiday  .
So the latest update is as follows:
My cylinder head is ready to be fitted / mounted . I do not now which is the correct word.

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: May 5th, 2007, 18:34:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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This weekend I am again working on my Marcos, I came across the problem of a sticky clutch. Also the hose from the slave to the pipeline was broken, this I knew. I have replaced this with a metal wired one.



While dismantling the clutch hose I had to remove the top engine stabilizer, here I noticed the rubber bushes where in bad shape. These are going to be replaced with polystyrene bushes.  




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