New addition to the family

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Landy, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Landy

    Landy New Member

    It’s been a while since I’ve a bought a new engine but I wanted to get a project for the winter (still got to finish my Landrover first!) Just won this off Ebay, not sure if it is a K or a J, the flywheels are 24â€
  2. boblester

    boblester Member

    Looks a nice enigne , it allmost looks like some kind of oil pot feeding the main bearings , which makes you wonder if they had a problem with the oil pump and then installed the said mod to account for it, will be intersting to see more detail.

  3. Landy

    Landy New Member

    That was my thought Bob, it does look like the pipes go directly to the main bearings, might end up being leave as is or restore back to original questions.......

  4. boblester

    boblester Member

    just out of interest is the house in the background sliding down a hill or is it me . 8O
  5. shaggy3000

    shaggy3000 Member

    either the house or the engine :lol: :lol:
  6. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member


    It looks like an L to me but with the width of the flywheels is most likely a J.
    My L has 24 in flywheels and my J's are smaller so I am thinking an L

    Martin P
  7. Landy

    Landy New Member

    The house does look like it's at an odd angle!

    Does anyone know how much a L or J weighs? Need to know for putting it in the back of a friends truck.

    Martin, I'm thinking J as my L has the same diameter flywheels but the faces are 3.5".

  8. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member


    Just measured my J so I agree with you. I and another lifted the J into my van and I removed it from my van.

    Martin P
  9. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Who knows. All sorts of odd things happen in Petersfield ;-)

    good luck with her.
  10. shaggy3000

    shaggy3000 Member

    Hi martin.
    What are they feeding you up your way :lol: i would put my back out doing that.
    Pop eye wasnt an uncle of yours was he :lol:

    sorry martin

  11. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member


    You have seen me and know my build :lol: plenty of ballast. I have spent today taking a machine apart to remove and repair a 450 litre stainless steel tank with one other, no problem. I didn't say I lifted it out of the van, I have ramps and an engine hoist to hand.
    When I was your age I did lift a restored Lister A, hopper cooled, off of the bench and down onto its trolley but as a older stationary engine man I have more sense. I get people like you to do it :D
    I have never done myself any injury but I do weigh up the problem and if after a test lift I can't do it I look for another way.

    Martin P
  12. Landy

    Landy New Member

    I don't fancy lifting it by hand!! I'm going to use my engine crane and if two people can lift a J type then I'm sure it won't over load the truck.

  13. tezfair

    tezfair Member

    When I was a lad of around 26 I was in the process of restoring a mk1 Capri. It got to the point where I had to get the engine out, but didn't have any tackle to hand, but what I did have was the roof trusses.

    So made a couple of loops out of rope slung around the /___\ part of the roof, jacked up the front as far as I could, roped the engine to a 3x3, climbed onto the inners wings and lifted the bugger out by hand and put the 3x3 in the loops.

    Lowered the car and pushed it away and then slowly released the ropes until the engine was on the floor.

    It was a 1.3 OHV without the gearbox - still a fair weight. (if your interested.. - my mums site and her car - the one on the front page)

    Interestingly when I was rebuilding the Bamford EV3 I left the flywheels on the crank and had to lift that all on to a bench. Now that was heavy!!

  14. matth

    matth New Member

    i lifted a wolsley into our car yesterday was quite suprised at myself!
  15. gazmill

    gazmill Member

    I have been given the task of restoring a very rusty moggy traveler by a customer. The engine and box had to come out during the strip so after removing the radiator and front panel, disconecting everything i jacked the engine and box over the crossmember then lifted the engine and box out by hand. I just couldnt be arsed to fetch the engine crane.

    I also like throwing Lister D'S around in my spare time :lol:
    Cheers Gary..
  16. Gary,

    Is that before or after breakfast????


  17. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    I used to handball Mini engine/box out. Can't now and I'd gently remind you that the way you are at my age is a product of all the stupid things you did earlier.

  18. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member


    I must agree with you to a degree, I've recently been shifting things around thinking I used to be able to lift this with ease, now I apply science in the form of levers and cranes.

    Martin P
  19. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

    Blimey, how many stupid things did you do? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    There's not much hope for me, started a four cylinder Gardner on the handle the other day... :cry:

  20. petternut

    petternut Administrator

    Oooh quite a lot :)
    Flippin Tyke comedians.....


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