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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by MiniDave on Today at 04:15:26 PM »
I have those if they do.....
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by gr8kornholio on Today at 04:00:17 PM »
Success.  With a capital suck.  Finally got it to slide on, then rotated it around and the dots no longer lined up. I was afraid it had slipped but didnít check.  Oops. So off it came and line everything up again and now didnít want to go.  Cam needed turned just a smidge.  Got it turned and finally got it slid on.  Yay.  Now waiting on my pulley and cam nut lock tab.  Hopefully FedEx doesnít drop it in the ocean again.
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by gr8kornholio on Today at 02:33:10 PM »
Really like all the stuff from MED.  got some other bits for later to help with crank pressure.  Only issue so far is getting cam gear on. Probably nothing to do with the kit just a PIA with the motor in the car.
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by MiniDave on Today at 02:29:05 PM »
I haven't looked at MED's belt drive kit but none of the ones MiniSpares sells have a tensioner in them.

Edit: I have to say after looking at this kit vs MED and Spares, I like this one much better - and WillieB got a hell of a deal on it!
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Restorations / Re: WillieB's 1275 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by 94touring on Today at 02:26:55 PM »
If it's breathing better and mostly stock with a mild cam, and the 20 over is a factor, BDK might be the better match. BAK is for mostly stock.  I use a BCE which is what Calverst suggest on a worked head and 266 cam. I still had to modify the needle in the upper stations for WOT pulls to 6k.  I'm 40 over and the head work is more aggressive. Put this way if you're mildly lean now the BDK will be perfect.  If you're really lean the BCE is the one to use.  Just have to cross that bridge when you get there.
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by MiniDave on Today at 02:22:50 PM »
No, not on this belt setup, the idler wheel has edges on it, the sprockets don't.

Pre A+ engines had no tensioners on the chains, most of the double row chains also don't use a tensioner. A+ motors have a sort of tensioner, in that it also is not spring loaded. You simply push the guide block against the chain and tighten the bolt, much like this setup. It's not so much a tensioner as it keeps the chain from slapping as the cam rotates and has tension, then releases.
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Restorations / Re: WillieB's 1275 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by MiniDave on Today at 02:17:05 PM »
The ports have had some work, but the combustion chambers look untouched from stock. The block has def been decked some, maybe as much as 20 thou based on how much of the piston is above the block surface - approx 10 thou and that most undecked engines the pistons are about 10 thou below the deck surface.
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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by cstudep on Today at 01:42:58 PM »
Ah OK, so the tensioner isn't like a typical tensioner that is spring or Hydraulic operated. That makes more senses now why they would feel pretty confident eliminating it.

I didn't think about how much pulley wrap there is in this setup, but that definitely helps as well.

MED definitely makes some nice stuff. I just try to ignore the price and look at all the pretty things I want. If/when I ever go to actually order something that's will be the true test on how bad I actually need it. Also the price being in pounds helps.... At least until you do the conversion math.
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Restorations / Re: WillieB's 1275 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by 94touring on Today at 01:41:05 PM »
I'm sure it's been posted in here and I forgot, but anything aside from the mild cam like some head work done?  You may want to put a BDK and BCE in your arsenal for when you get ready to tune.
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Restorations / Re: WillieB's 1275 Engine Rebuild
« Last post by Willie_B on Today at 01:34:21 PM »
I have a BDL needle in the carb now.
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