Prefered engine rebuild kit?

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Prefered engine rebuild kit?

Post #1 by adg » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:45 pm

I was wondering if there was a major difference in rebuild kit quality and/or if anyone has good/bad experience in the past?

I have a tired FE35 that requires an engine rebuild, the extent of the rebuild is not yet known, but given the amount of blow-by I'm expecting to replace/service:

Liners + pistons
bottom end bearings
valve guides + valves (perhaps just check and regrind)
timing chain + tensioner
oil pump

But until I open it up, I won't know for sure..

Also on the list:

Starter rebuild
Rubber hoses
Tidy electrics (all work but needs tlc)
front valance
rear wings
and a coat of paint (perhaps)

I will spill time the pump and open out the combustion hole too, to aid starting. I might consider having the head drilled for heater plugs..



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Re: Prefered engine rebuild kit?

Post #2 by Stormin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:38 pm

I got my engine kit for my David Brown 990 from Emmark in Leeds. My engine machining man commented on the good quality of the parts.

My friend has a few 35's four cylinders I'll ask him where he got engine kits for his from, I've a feeling it may have been agriline but could be mistaken.
He has a couple of four cylinder heads not fitted which have the heater plug holes. He is also equipped to machine your own head to match if necessary.

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