I had a morning with nothing to do so I made a wrench to remove the fill plug. Made from 1/8" steel plate. I drilled/bored the hole to the hex flat dimension then just filed the flats until it fit. Band sawed the outer shape. I'll give it a coat of paint next.
Friday, September 25, 2020
I'm about finished up with wiring. I have converted to 12Volts and an alternator. Since I am starting from scratch with wiring I followed the basic Morgan plan and modified it to my needs. I added a fuse box and a ground bus. I used cloth covered wires and found some cloth tape to wrap the wires into a loom.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
It's all back together. I found nothing wrong inside the engine. All dimensions are within spec, on the tight side. The cam journals are the only thing that is at max spec.
Oil pressure is still 5# at idle when hot and 20-25# at 35 MPH. Not great but... A friend that races one of these has the same oil pressure and his car runs great so I'll just drive it and see what it does long term.
Next is to finish up the wiring and get the car registered. More on that later.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
I am pulling the engine. The test drives showed low oil pressure and a very tight engine. I drained the oil after 10 miles of driving and it was black!! I dropped the pan and there was a thick black sludge in the bottom of the pan with sparkles. Not good. Better to do it now and maybe save some parts. It's all stripped down and I'll pull it out in the morning. I'll report back on what I find.