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A10 JWO

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A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 07 November, 2017, 16:40:15 »
A guy I know is willing to pull my basket case engine to bits for a clean and inspection. Unlike me, he has all the correct tools and is very competent. Obviously I will be paying for all the required spare parts, gaskets etc. He will be charging by the hour and I trust him on that. My question is how many hours should the tear down and rebuild take on average. I appreciate that there could be complications which we will review, just an average please. Thanks.

PS Forgot to mention, the head and barrels are off and I will be refitting them.
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Bess

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Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« Reply #1 on: 07 November, 2017, 18:20:12 »
Hi,
    Difficult question to answer, you might need regrinds on the ends, main journals, new bushes for the cam or timing side cover among other things. I have attached SRM's 2016 price list to give you and idea of possible scenarios.

https://issuu.com/srmclassicbikes/docs/srm_engine_services_price_list

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« Last Edit: 07 November, 2017, 18:22:54 by Bess »

A10 JWO

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Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« Reply #2 on: 08 November, 2017, 15:45:14 »
Thanks Bess. The last A65 he did  was 800, he did say it took as long to sort out the sludge trap as it did to strip the engine. can't afford SRM at 2500. They do a cracking job and in fact bought a posh oil pump off them for my A10. My bloke would farm out any machining so I am looking at prices and hours for strip and rebuild. I know my big ends are good. Thanks.

Mike Farmer

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Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« Reply #3 on: 08 November, 2017, 16:24:40 »
 :)

I had one done last year all in bottom end inc regrinding and bearings etc was less than 350 Did not include rebore that was another 110 plus pistons at normal cost. So all in about 550.

Mike 8) 8)

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Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« Reply #4 on: 08 November, 2017, 16:54:07 »
Hi,
    It took me a day to strip down and just over a day to rebuild, say 20 hours labour maximum should suffice.


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A10 JWO

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Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« Reply #5 on: 08 November, 2017, 17:51:15 »
Thanks to Mike and Bess, sounds fair.