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 11 
 on: July 02, 2022, 06:00:01 PM 
Started by Modano - Last post by Modano
Thanks.
So you advise to change the bearing alone (not the whole assembly), ie from this part : https://353652584127257704.weebly.com/store/p118/Cambelt_Tensioner_Bearing_All_Models.html (Do you know who manufactures this bearing ?)
I'll need to sandpaper the pulley as it has a couple of very light rust spot (at least aside the belt path). If I remember correctly (I hate my 10 years younger self for throwing the old one) the pulley is maintained with a simple circlip.

PS: I'm still unsure about the releasing of the tensioner pulley spring (well, unsure about everything related to this pulley), see my first post about which steps to release the tension Sad

 12 
 on: July 02, 2022, 04:49:37 PM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
Hello Eric,

Thank you for telling me this, it makes so much more sense now.
I switched the Aux Pulley and now the timing belts stays in the right place!

- Gerke

 13 
 on: July 02, 2022, 02:57:38 PM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by WestonE
Hi with the later cast Iron no flange cam wheels you have an Aux DS pulley with a rear flange. This is what you need so use that one.

Earlier engines originally had cam wheels with flanges on them and an aux DS pulley with a front flange. The earlier cam pulley on the inlet side was plastic and they wear badly and often the flange would break. I suspect you engine has had the head off in the past (head gasket failure) and the cam wheels were changed to the later cast iron no flange pattern.

IE and VX generation cars have a steel Aux DS pulley with a rear flange replacing the weaker plastic AUX DS rear flange pulley.

So your situation is from parts mixed between engine series.

Eric   

 14 
 on: July 02, 2022, 12:38:25 PM 
Started by peteracs - Last post by frankxhv773t
Lancia up to the Beta had always been a niche market because they were superbly engineered but very expensive in this country. It is sometimes quoted that a Fulvia was a similar price to an E-type but maybe that's another myth. Geoff Owen's book "Turning Back the Clock" is an interesting read on the rust scandal, following which he made a very good business of selling used Betas to people who appreciated what good cars they were. I still think Deltas were more main stream than Betas ever were in the UK car market.

 15 
 on: July 02, 2022, 11:13:33 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
This is the one from our spare engine. Any info about these?



 16 
 on: July 02, 2022, 10:52:27 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
Hello,

Any thought on this aux pulley and if it's the right one for this car?
We also tried switching it to the other side but it's just a one way thing, it's supposed to have the flange not towards the engine side.

For now i think we'll try to put the one from our spare engine on our main engine.

- Gerke

 17 
 on: July 02, 2022, 10:35:35 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
To our suprise, it seems that the spare engine has the Flange towards the engine side.
It's odd though, since on our Lancia, the flange had always not been on the engine side even before we got it, and the Haynes book also had it this way.

- Gerke

 18 
 on: July 02, 2022, 10:26:04 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by SanRemo78
The Volumex engine I built for the Stratos replica had Vernier cam wheels. The scrapyard that removed the engine had hooked one of the originals to lift it out and, unsurprisingly, it broke... It was cheaper to buy the vernier wheels than pay a dealer price for a single cam wheel at the time!

So, I'm sat there one evening with the Stratos built up fully and, after an hour of thinking if there was anything I'd forgotten and looking around it I finally built up the courage to see if it would start. Well, it did but with one hell of a racket on the first turn of the key - not just the exhaust in a confined space but a metallic clicking I'd never heard from a twink. I turned it off pretty quickly and had a long hard look around it and found it pretty quickly - the timing pointers were being contacted by the cam wheels. Sorted with a ring spanner slid over the ends to bend the points away a few mm and it restarted perfectly!

 19 
 on: July 02, 2022, 10:20:11 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
Hello Peter,

Here's a picture of the Idler Pulley

- Gerke

 20 
 on: July 02, 2022, 10:12:22 AM 
Started by Gerke123 - Last post by Gerke123
Thanks for all the awnsers,

So, we mounted our aux driver shaft pulley the wrong way i guess, with the flange not towards the engine? The pulley was mounted this way since we got the engine 3 years back, and according to the Haynes book it's supposed to not be towards the engine side either.

The timing cover bracket has also been fixed now.

- Gerke

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