I will not be able to attened the planed May 2013 meetings and events, so I have thought up one for myself that Impers in South Africa can see, I have just rebuilt the short motor on a very rare 875cc engine.
This is where the oil return on the back end of the crank fits, there is no wear here at all!
The engine and parts were well washed and then bead blasted, then re washed many times to ensure it is spotless.
The original crank and still on standard size bearings, the old bearings are unmarked.
Here I am checking the hight of the piston crown to the top of the Imp block, its about 0.015" down the bore and ok. The gasket is the last of an order I had Payen make up for me, with these gaskets I have never had leaks or a gasket blow.
Note, this is the first Mk1 engine block I have rebuilt since I put my 998cc race engine back together in 1977? all engines since that date having been the Mk2 versions.
A letter to Imp Club member Richard in England brought the following reply (in red)