My twincam Austin A30 engine...

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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Franc » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:18 pm

I love it!
I think keeping the rest of the car tatty looking would be the best way to surprise all those spotty corsa drivers. 8-)
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Yoof » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:55 pm

:D yep but it will be restored back to std, the body work is currently underway by local classic car bodywork man.
I do like the idea of a "sleeper" mine will be but lowered slightly and classic bucket seats.
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by clubs » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:53 pm

Yoof wrote::D yep but it will be restored back to std, the body work is currently underway by local classic car bodywork man.
I do like the idea of a "sleeper" mine will be but lowered slightly and classic bucket seats.
Fantastic project! Would be interesting to see a write up as it progresses.... Not an MT but a lot of good engineering info.
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by namtip » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:48 pm

Fantastic stuff Sir, hat off to you!
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Yoof » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:24 pm

Head all built up and valve clearances done, everything else mocked up for now.
Next job is valve timing and then plasticine on the pistons to make sure nothing its going to interfere.
Looking good though :D

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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Franc » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:53 pm

Beautiful work of art you have there. 8-)
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by deadgrass. » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:57 pm

watching with interest nick.
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Yoof » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:39 pm

Had a bit of trouble with the crank going tight when I torqued it up so going to have to investigate that. The crank has been polished and is still on std size on both main and big end and with new bearings so not sure what's wrong. Hopefully not oval conrods or warped block...
Meanwhile I decorated the rocker cover :-)

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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by Wirralman » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:38 pm

Back in the day, my dad had an A35 and I remember it rolled like a pig. I presume that your lowered suspension will be stiffer than standard
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Re: My twincam Austin A30 engine...

Post by mt bandit » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:31 pm

well done nick,
your a mechanical genius, you'll sort the tight crank out
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