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Technical stuff => Engine => Topic started by: HFStuart on January 07, 2019, 10:40:57 PM



Title: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: HFStuart on January 07, 2019, 10:40:57 PM
Other than the embarrassment of it having Flat written on it are there any problems with this once sump and oil pump are swapped?


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: HFStuart on January 08, 2019, 07:48:04 PM
While waiting for the deluge of replies that are no doubt coming on this I started to strip the engine.

I took the big oil filter mount off and found this.

(https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/HFStuart/20190106_162523_1.jpg) (https://s19.photobucket.com/user/HFStuart/media/20190106_162523_1.jpg.html)

I wonder what the oil pressure was like ?? I don't know if it's been like that from new but the bolts hadn't been disturbed for a very long time and the gasket was well welded to the housing.


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: Neil-yaj396 on January 09, 2019, 08:16:57 AM
I would have thought that Eric and Alan are your men to answer this query......


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: rossocorsa on January 09, 2019, 06:27:01 PM
I would have thought that Eric and Alan are your men to answer this query......

Eric is the man for this I don't know all the subtle TC variations


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: betabuoy on January 09, 2019, 07:54:49 PM
Stuart

Continuing my Beta parts rationalisation... I have a spare Beta engine block with matching numbered caps available in my garage should it be required.  It is in original (ready for re-bore) condition with an apparently good aux d/s bearing.  Happy to discuss if you're interested.

Chris   


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: HFStuart on January 09, 2019, 09:46:10 PM
Chris,

Much appreciated but the Monte block I've got looks to be pretty good  - notwithstanding the gasket fitting.


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: WestonE on January 21, 2019, 07:50:45 PM
Hi Stuart

Take the Beta Block, the Monte one has different engine mount castings that will be a pain to use in a Beta. You can machine Beta one's to go in a Monte as I have done but tricky to o the other way round. Sorry for the bad news.

Eric


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: HFStuart on January 24, 2019, 03:53:18 PM
Bugger.... Thanks Eric I'd completely failed to notice that. Still I got a good crank out of it so probably still worth it.

Chris!!

NB Anybody in need of a Monte block.....


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: betabuoy on January 24, 2019, 06:36:33 PM
Iíve seen your pm Stuart and Iím sure we can come to an arrangement. I have a spare crank too!

Iíll reply off-line.

Chris


Title: Re: Monte Block in a Beta
Post by: LanciaDave on February 24, 2019, 03:53:57 AM
I think that gasket was flipped wrong way around on install. How did the bearings look?

Dave