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    The tool works just fine. You just need to grind off the excess around the circumference​ as well as machine it about 40 thousands thinner. On the best of days, there's​ little room to swing the wrench.
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    Thanks for the advice David!

    Now, time to disassemble the beast... Wish me luck, especially with pulling the heads off!

    cheers,

    Sylvain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly_G View Post

    Of course, THE reference for the engine pull out is on Birdman's site: http://www.birdman308.com/service/en...ove-engine.htm
    David provided all the information in that article...he is the man. Nice work getting the engine out!!!!
    Birdman308 for parts and tutorials!

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    Hi Guys,

    While finishing to disassemble the engine, I am starting to compile a first list of parts for the rebuild.

    For a quick background, the engine has 88k miles on the clock and had a belt changing issue, which started this project.

    I am now looking for advice from experienced engine rebuilders on what would be required to be changed.

    In particular regarding gaskets, seals and bearings, my experience in rebuilding performance motorcycle engines tells me that the choice of the good brand for the job is critical. What brands of gaskets / seals and bearings would you recommend? Are there preferred suppliers for these?
    I found a full QV kit from Superperformance.co.uk, but no information on the brands. I have contacted them for more information.

    Other question on ball bearings. Besides timing belts bearings, which one would you replace (including in the gearbox) - it's not always easy to tell which ones may fail soon and some may be more prone to failure?

    Cheers to all!

    Sly

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    You're in the deep end of the pool as this is no motor cycle engine and parts support is near nil. All of the gaskets are reproduction, although there are new production Elring head gaskets being made. This is my choice.
    Seals: Viton wherever possible
    Bearings in the engine? This should not be a question-All! Again, genuine wherever possible. The lower outer timing chest bearings are quite expensive and can be hard to find. It is an SKF proprietary bearing.
    Rod small end bushings-resized or a bigger pin
    Rod bolts: Replaced
    Main and rod bearings? ideally Vandervell, but they may be NLA. Aftermarket, but check every dimension twice.
    Thrust bearings: Only genuine Ferrari which will be Vandervell! These are cheap!

    Without complete disassembly, which will require a few special tools, I wouldn't even consider a parts list.
    The gearbox is very robust, but without period care....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    Hi David,

    Thank you for the fast answer and for providing this [very] valuable information!

    Trying to locate the parts from the good manufacturers right now.

    We have the same problem when restoring vintage motorcycles, only parts reproductions are available, hence my question. Regarding the bearings, I of course asked only about ball bearings, not main and rod bearings. On the bikes I worked on, in some instances, the ball bearings available are worse than used original so we don't replace them or source low mileage used parts.

    I will keep posting as progress is made.

    Thank you all for the support while I hold my breath in the deep end of the pool!

    Cheers,

    Sylvain

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