Hagerty making a meal of engine removal…

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Hagerty making a meal of engine removal…

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Looks a good car though and an original looking 65 S lump and parts. Good for 65 detailing .
Not sure about the exhaust manifold though, looks more like an ADO16 manifold or were export manifolds different ?
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I’m glad I didn’t have a film crew every time I did a mini job for the first time :lol:
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HShit , he made a hard work of that. I take my lump out in 45 minutes tops, on my own.
Good practice cos Ive done it at least 20 times! I just hate bleeding the barkes afterwards, having to take off the servo.
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Yes, definitely an ADO16 manifold, most likely off an Austin America.

More videos in the series so far:

Stripping the engine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DHcDrTHuQ
Looks like someone previously removed the head with an air chisel!

Machining work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpJYdmsHkUE

Reassembly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I45gOr_hkbM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1CEWaaraAU
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They kept the 163 head too
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I was surprised they didn't mention the 163 heads propensity to crack!
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The machine shop did fit new hardened exhaust and inlet seats, so even if the 163 head was cracked at the thin point between the valves, presumably it was recoverable by milling deeper.

Overall he’s not doing a bad job, but I spotted a few rookie mistakes so far:
  • Countersinking / chamfering the tops of the cylinder bores
  • Fitting the timing chain cover before centering it on the pulley
  • Not timing in the new camshaft, relying on dot to dot
Will be interesting to see how well he makes out when he gets into the gearbox…
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Looks like he didn't strip the diff before rebuild and not sure if there aren't some missing gaskets...

Never seen a plastic/nylon speedo take off before - or have I just had my eye's closed?
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GraemeC wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:51 pm Looks like he didn't strip the diff before rebuild and not sure if there aren't some missing gaskets...

Never seen a plastic/nylon speedo take off before - or have I just had my eye's closed?
My 997 had the unusual nylon speedo take off.
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