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RLWP last won the day on July 1 2019

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  1. Don't bank on it! We have always changed the points per section a bit to encourage some parts rather than others. Bigger changes come from bonus points for starting points. Probably the most significant changes are which bits can be score in both directions - and they do get changed We are about to initiate Jon into this secret process as handed down for centuries, hopefully he will bring his own hedgehogs Richard
  2. The organiser knows how many points per section, because they have set them. They know where the 'quiz' questions are because they have decided them. We haven't known the answers because Andy Tidy kindly set them for us - which automatically disqualifies him, we still decide it was unfair to compete It could be possible to both organise and compete, it would need some careful planning to be both fair and seen to be so. Richard
  3. Just to say how delighted we are to be handing the organisation of the BCN Challenge to Jon. Well, he did win it - perhaps we could use that as a precedent. That would shake things up a bit! Richard
  4. Good question. Probably! Richard
  5. Oh, probably. That end can be a mystery because it often has non-standard pulleys fitted. As yours has The little one looks like it is for a bilge pump, check to see if it has an Allen grub screw somewhere in the side. As an example of 'customisation', you engine has had the camshaft cut short Richard
  6. The SABB was a surprise to me! Richard
  7. The flywheel will only fit in one location, there's a Woodruff key in the taper. Td'A may be remembering SABB flywheels The bolt that holds the flywheel on will be incredibly tight, you'll probably find it has been undone and done up with a large hammer and chisel in the past. Although crude, this works in the absence of a large socket. There's also a tab washer Free the bolt off and unscrew it about a quarter of an inch (6mm). Then put the gearbox shaft back on - you'll find it won't go all the way home because it sits against the head of the bolt. Tighten the three bolts up and eventually there will be a bang and the flywheel will come off the taper We have new flywheel bolts and tab washers if you want to replace them Richard
  8. We scrapped one because of a cracked block - frost damage. That one looks OK. Nice engine Richard
  9. https://iaservices.co.uk/online-sales#!/auctions/b3fc0eb2-bee8-49a5-b82a-90e1ed683cfa?ic=30&page=1 Page 2 Richard
  10. Technically, it doesn't. It measures straightness, roundness and concentricity. You can infer cylindricity from those figures, not measure it Richard
  11. OFF-TOPIC When working on experimental Stirling engines, we used to get the pistons checked by the metrology department, including cylindricity. They always pointed out, cylindricity is something they couldn't measure. They can measure straightness, they can measure roundness, they can measure concentricity - but they had no 'cylindricity' measuring tool Richard
  12. They're impressive, those blocks. I didn't get them to unpack the crankshafts they had in a box Richard
  13. Did you enjoy Cov Classics? Richard
  14. If that was some time ago, their whitemetalling man has moved to Coventry Classics. Richard
  15. RLWP

    JP water pump

    Apologies - you are right. I hadn't read the whole thread
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