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  2. You are perhaps comparing apples with Thursday John. The dictionary comparison is a bit of a trope but the key point there is 'official'. The Academie Francais dictionary is offical but that doesn't mean it contains the only words the French use. You'll find 'le fin de la semaine' * in there but not sure about 'le weekend' or 'le hamburger' for that matter And by extension of the argument if the Oxford dictionary was the 'offical' English dictionary and had been in place for as long as the French Academie version then pretty sure it would contain a lot fewer 'official' words. And coming back to stupid car name spellings, neither dictionary contains Kodiaq, Qashqai, Enyaq, Kamiq or Celestiq which was the real nub of the argument. *interestingly le fin de la semaine generally means the end of the working week, ie Friday in metropolitan France which tends to use le weekend for saturday/sunday. But in Quebec they tend to stick with le fin de la semaine. But then in Quebec it is illegal for a French speaking person to send their child to an English speaking school (but not vice versa).
  3. Those bits are from the camshaft teeth perhaps? Regardless though, John, please have a look inside.
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  5. Just what you don’t want to see, wonder if it’s worth taking the sump off in case there are some bigger pieces that have not been caught by the magnet. Pain in the bum job but it might give you more pieces to aid identification. Best of luck with the search John. John I
  6. I always smile at the name the Hyundi gave - IONIQ When I read it the O and the Q are deliberately shaped very very similar. The serif on the Q is almost not there. So you can have (phonetically) the IKNIK or the IONIO - I prefer both to the IONIQ. What ever happened to the Morris Oxford Roger
  7. I could post a picture (your picture!) of some particularly spectacular wreckage as a reminder as to why that might not be your best idea…… I would not be ignoring chunks like that. The suggestions I’ve made are all fairly easy to check. Rocker cover off to check the valve cap and rocker spacer. Possibly you know you have alloy valve caps and roller rockers, eliminating them anyway? The other means removing the distributor/MU and pedestal, which is a bit more involved, but if this is where the bits are from (and I think it is), the damage could allow the teeth to come out of mesh. Yes, this will stop the engine, but if it chews the teeth on the camshaft in the process, repair will be non-trivial.
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  9. Compression check - all within 170-180psi. Makes a piston ring unlikely? All the rest need a an engine disassembly, or nearly, so I'm inclined to wait and see! John
  10. From the casting surrounding cam follower assuming not a full circle
  11. Damn. It really helps to read all the available information...
  12. Piston=aluminium=non-ferrous…….. further ideas…. -valve spring cap -rocker shaft spacer Still liking my first suggestion the best….
  13. Sorry, Hamish, just seen you were a day ahead of me with that suggestion...
  14. Deffo ferrous, Nick. I had to find a pair of non-magnetic tweezers to manipulate the fragments, as my scriber just picked them up! John
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  16. Well, the wishbone bolts are out - which is a great start! Those brackets though….. If they are in decent condition and the bolt threads are good…. My strong advice is to leave them be. Because, as you note, it can be (usually is!) difficult to remove them without hurting them or even killing them completely. I had the luxury of the machining being done in a mill so not spinning the whole knobbly mess in a lathe. It can still be done like that but needs a big lathe and lots of caution. Heating the link over the bolt area (not the bolt itself) fast, with oxy-acetylene, and clouting the end of the bolt (protected with a couple of old nuts screwed on it) with a big hammer is the best hope. Just don’t overdo it and bend it or ruin the threads. Some just will not come out whole. Depends on the environment they’ve been subjected to and whether they’ve ever been out before. If you do ruin them it’s highly likely you’ll have to make your own new ones. Can be done, I’ve done a couple of pairs, but it’s very fiddly and time consuming. Or do without them and go for the twin lower link arrangement.
  17. Oooh…. That’s not what you want to find in your oil…. Assuming it’s ferrous, It looks to me like the remains of the flange on the top of the cast iron oil pump drive bush, though I’m struggling to form a theory on how it can to be so distressed…. Relatively easy to check (though possibly not quite so much on a PI equipped Vitesse) by lifting off the distributor pedestal. Check drive gear and cam gear carefully too! If not that….
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    Hello!

    Welcome, weeman! A "turquoise" website? Was that the TSSC's old one? Like the TR Register, they have "Local Groups" who meet and go on runs etc. together. Which may not be your thing, but mean you can find a local guru, when some problem needs 'eyes or ears on'. But please try using us first! Meanwhile do.you have a Workshop Manual? Haynes OK, dont expect you to have all the special tools, or reproductions of the original are for sale. Good luck! John
  19. OK, That's understandable. BTW I have a set of Nick's CV axle conversions, excellent engineering and they were the catalyst for my rebuild project 14 years ago. Ian
  20. Now you have frightened me, Colin! I'll do a pressure check. RR, who am I? Kirsten Ramsey? I put them all in line, looking at the faces of each for a match, and estimated their whole length, IF they are all there. John
  21. Do it the way archaeologists do it with pottery. If you've never watched Time Team, Digging for Britain, etc here's a wee video https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&opi=89978449&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dn3daMULNrCw&ved=2ahUKEwjpztSQm6yHAxW7X0EAHS9XBZsQtwJ6BAgSEAE&usg=AOvVaw0q2SgkG69yvkZ8jRIIUwsU
  22. Now that's a claim you want to be careful doesn't get misinterpreted!!
  23. For now the brackets can stay on while I just use the rubber donuts. However I would like to re-use the Radius brackets on my first set of vertical links that have been machined for CV conversion once I source the axles needed. Other reason to remove the brackets is that I will eventually want too have them machined for same CV conversion matching my other set, machinist prefers the brackets to not be in the way for that work.
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