bspidell at comcast.net
Mon Feb 27 20:26:53 MST 2017
The bearings are spoken for.
On 2/27/2017 10:56 AM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> I have some used and new/leftover parts from a recent rebuild of my
> BJ8's engine. The used parts might be suitable for a 'budget build,'
> and I'm offering them free (you pick up shipping). The new parts are
> offered at a significant discount to retail (again, you pick up
> shipping). They include:
> * Pistons (6) - These are 0.030" oversize, and are in remarkable
> shape (see attached photos of one that has been cleaned-up and one
> in 'original' condition, as are the 5 others). The wrist pins are
> perfect, but the ring lands might require a small shim. These
> performed well in my car until removed. Note only one was
> cleaned-up, but I see no evidence of damage on the other 5.
> * Valves (intake and exhaust) - The exhaust valves are stellite SS,
> and show no wear on the shaft--nor do the intake valves--which
> might require a slight polish only. The faces are fine, but with
> expected 'carbon' buildup. I have no idea if valves can or should
> be reused, but if they can these are perfect candidates (some of
> the seats had receded, but the valves showed minimal if any
> wear--I can't really tell).
> * Full set of springs (double type) - These might have lost some
> 'spring,' and were shimmed to beef them up (shims available). I
> tested the head on the bench, and all cylinders retained fluid
> except one, so it appears the springs were exerting sufficient
> * Bronze/silicon valve guides - These show no apparent wear and
> appear to be better quality than the new set I replaced them
> with. In over 100K miles I never had an issue with binding ('top
> hat' style seals available).
> * Valve collars (Moss# 031-228) - These show some wear, probably due
> to the springs rotating, but appear serviceable.
> * Main and con rod bearings (0.010" under) - I bought these a while
> ago expecting my crankshaft would need to be ground under, but
> it's still STD after almost 200K miles. These are high quality
> ACL 'Duraglide' brand from Australia. $50
> * Moss Healey engine metallic green paint - Two cans at $10/ea
> (retail: $20.99). I'm only selling these because I already have a
> couple cans and this stuff degrades if not used within a year or
> two (BTW, my engine builder thought this paint was excellent, and
> wished he could find similar quality for the SBC, Hemi and other
> builds he does).
> * Intake/exhaust manifold brass nuts (10) - These retail for $5/ea.
> My engine builder reused the old ones before I could get these to
> him (he thought the used ones were fine). I've been told the ones
> Moss is currently offering are not exactly correct (FWIW). $25
> for all 10.
> Usually, I'd chuck the used stuff, but thought I'd check and see if
> someone can make use of them. I'd keep the new stuff--'just in
> case'--but this is the last rebuild this engine will receive (from me,
> at least).
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