hi, i have recently had grinding noises from my spitfire i bought a WEEK ago!! and did a simple test of pushing clutch in and found the crank pulley moved substanually forward when it was in?is this a definate check?and is the only option nw to replace bottom end and block??
think if you have 1/2" its more than just thrusters,even if thet have dropped out (very common) but if the crank has worn away its thrust face you need a new crank or get the faces metal sprayed and reground( not always successful but worth a thought) if themain bearing cap lugsare worn away by the crank then you can normally repair the bearing cap by welding a new lug on its face and fettling down to size, it only holds/stops the thrust from falling out,it takes no hard load,does little work apart from washer retention. if the crank has worn away the thrust washer location face then the block is stuffed unless you are a magician
you can get the sump off with the engine in the car to examine the main bearing caps .and crank thrust faces
1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , nowÂ Â sold now have T2000Â Â Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trimÂ Â been stored without running since 1997 now has power steering locationÂ Â Luton
Dolomite 1850 Inca Yellow manual/overdrive 1973 excellent original condition sorned needs service and MOT Original bill of sale FSH fuel bills BL Passport all MOT's Agreed value Â£4000
Asking Â£2100. Paul Cutting 07808541901 p.cutting@vrigin .net
Herald 1200 estate 1966 wedgewood blue 12 months MOT, rolling resto, regrettable sale, many new parts not yet fitted, alternator conversion done All original documentation and provenance.
Hertfordshire Jeff 07885 659798 jeff.haggerty@ho tmail.co.uk
1975/76 Triumph Stag Auto MKII in Emerald Green.
Mileage=90000. Has had Â£20000 spent on car.
Will be sold with all history and receipts, also included
are a range of books and magazines.
Has 6 months MOT......Â£9995 ono.