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ianminki

posted on 22/7/16 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
x flow rebuild

hi all
just got me engine back from having the block done (re bore) and crank reground) looks like a good job done so now got to rebuild it all . quite a lot to replace as all needed sorting it's a 1600cc x flow so it is a simple rebuild now . I have got the bottom end put back together today . I may have quite a lot of questions to ask soon as I am no mechanic but all seams to be going ok at the mo . my main ask will be how do I do the electrics side of things as my car has a bike engine at the moment to witch will be up for sale soon and all things to go with it but I have to sort loom from bike to car engine and I am not sure of where to start will get there I think but will take time . I will be offering all parts soon regards ian

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Mash

posted on 22/7/16 at 03:45 PM Reply With Quote
Good news is that it's a lot simpler to get the engine going, if you use carbs and no flashy electronic stuff Mate. You could just use a distributor and coil and you'd be away I Ran Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts for years back in the day, and they were great to work on and easy to fix if anything went wrong.

Just get a haynes for any of the crossflow vehicles and Robert's your Mother's Brother

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rusty nuts

posted on 22/7/16 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
If you haven't already done so fit a competition sump gasket, the cork type WILL leak.
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myke pocock

posted on 22/7/16 at 06:05 PM Reply With Quote
My 1300 x flow is now on a Valencia type distributor and coil so that it does away with the points. Worth going that route if you can source the parts. Also well worth getting a copy of Rebuilding and Tuning Ford X flow and Pinto Engines by Peter and John Wallage if you can. This details the Valencia dizzy as well as loads more.
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joneh

posted on 22/7/16 at 07:35 PM Reply With Quote
Accuspark have a wide range of point free distributors. I'll be ordering one shortly for my 1300 on twin 40s.
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britishtrident

posted on 23/7/16 at 06:27 AM Reply With Quote
The electronic distributer is easy to fit the wiring is not that much different and the Ford dizzie is a pain in the neck, low quality, particularly the contact breaker points gap is very prone closing up.





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ianminki

posted on 24/7/16 at 01:27 PM Reply With Quote
hi all
thanks for your reply's I will be having one of them accuspark kit's I think had a look at the web site . and look good to me
just need to get a inlet manifold to take my bike carb's then hopefully I can start to get me little car ready to put engine in so all bike kit will be up for sale soon regards ian

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