Must get around to a build thread for my track 20vt. In the meantime - odd one this.
Did a cambelt on it the other day. With a pal who is a mechanic. Had the correct cam locking tools (Laser 3636). They didn't seem to fit the inlet cam 100% - checked with Laser - definitely the right ones etc. They did hold the cams enough we could do the belt. It starts and runs, bit of a cover noise issue to resolve as all 3 covers I have here are warped to hell....
In stock I had a polybush for the o/s engine mount which I am doing tonight, and a polybushed stabiliser bar.
The stabiliser bar supplied to be was different to that fitted to the car - spoken to a few 20vt pals who all say mine is wrong and the supplied one is correct (mine is the lower one) :-
This is the bracket on my engine:-
So i checked my two 'spare' engines:-
And also the broomy I have here awaiting me starting a resto:-
Anyone shed any light? Spoke to prev owner - he isn't aware the car had an engine change. But the stabiliser oddity plus the cam tools not being quite right:-
have me thinking,...one person wondered if it was a Lancia block for example - but thats way past my knowledge level !!!!
Anyone got any thoughts? Not sure where the engine number is on these...