Just about to start another rebuild on my early XE. This time a full one, and as the engine is out of the Nova, and easier to work on, was wondering what things should be replaced. I am thinking of replacing: -
Crank Seal (on flywheel end)
Big end bearings
Oil pick-up 'O' ring
I've got a set of rod bolts, how much do you want for the oil pump? I've sent my engine off to the local engineers, and they think that your old head might be the problem. In all sincerity not your fault though, and could explain why yours went t1ts up too.
Ill find out exactly whats gone wrong tomorow morning. I took the valves out and on the pistons that had poor compression, there was some scratching where the valve closed on the seat. We'll sort it out not to worry. £50 for the oil pump suonds good though. I'm seeing Chip tonight, so ill get your number and we'll have a chat then.