Here are a few pics of my new project. Once all the welding is complete and replacement panels added I might consider a bigger engine and make a few modifications. Hope you like the fabricated spit on the ramp which works a treat
Cheers. It works really well because as the pole is square section and the holes round all I have to do when it is in the correction position is screw some blocks against the flats. I can also raise the bed (with some old tyres on) to take some support at whatever position.
Well I picked up a 1098 engine locally and thought I would strip it and give it the once over. After decoking the piston tops I found they are +20 thou and the block cylinders are in great shape. The bearings also look good however when I pulled the pistons I found they were in a right mess. 2 are badly scored with stuck oil scrapper rings, another is less damaged but still not great. I don't know if this is because they appear unbranded pistons or if it could be something else like oil pump, what do you guys think? There is no damage to the cylinder wall. A bit hesitant to spend £££ on new pistons if the problem lies elsewhere.