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THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

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THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Oct 30 2011, 04:25


hi there
im rebuilding a V engine from 1944
its a villiers mk10 made/ built for the milatary for utility purposes
it looks simalar to all other villiers
but the casting for the block is thicker and the sump has 4 bolt down legs instead of the normal three
so far ive done my self


unseize engine
total stripe down
honed out the bore
freed of the rings from piston and cleaned up
decoked what was needed to



total fush out
cleaned and reseated the valves
removed all rust and paint
panel beated the tin work were needed



cure rusted,filled , primmed and double top coating
cleaned carb inside and out
and more to bee done

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by stationary stu on Sun Oct 30 2011, 09:48

Looking good Kev, you've been busy with this one. Can't waiting to see the video of it up and running.

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Dec 15 2011, 15:55

hi there
ive got back into my shed and comenced working on the v engine electrics
got a oringinal coil from a back plate in my spares pile
it will now work with good blue spark through a plug to 1/4" gap
ive completly stripped and repainted the sump last night as it looked like it was done by a lava flow
and ive noticed the sump used to say """ THE V ENGINE """ but has been ground of at some point
so i will be making another sump gasket and fitting sump on again add some oil and fuel and give it test run before finishing cowling and refitting fuel tank and fittings
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by JONESEY on Thu Dec 15 2011, 17:07

Looking good Kev ,keep us posted
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Post by stationary stu on Thu Dec 15 2011, 17:22

Great work Kev, glad you got a coil sorted and soon to have it running again. Keep us posted and some pics are always welcome.

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Dec 18 2011, 02:11

hi there stu
i will post some fotos soon as
and im pssd off today as fired engine up started quickly for me
ran it for 30 mins at tick over and the head split down the side of the plug and the inlet manifold cracked while cooling down after run
the only other 18mm plug head i have is with half a snapped of plug in it and ive got the inlet manifold of the same remains
so will be painting inlet later and drilling out the remains of the plug from the head and see if its anygood after ive done it
back to it later
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Post by stationary stu on Sun Dec 18 2011, 09:03

Soorry to hear that Kev, any idea what would cause the head to split?

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by JONESEY on Sun Dec 18 2011, 19:59

Sounds like plug as been fitted too tight at some time ,or the heads been pulled down to much.
Did you have the engine covers on Idea , as they force air around the engine.
It's always a bas****d when everything go so well and something go's wrong.
Forget about it Kev you will find another head somewere
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Dec 18 2011, 21:25

i think that the model 18mm plugs are the couse as they are tappered out at the seat, and not like the old ones with the washer and flat shoulder to stop the plug dead to the head were the newer ones will screw in and start pushing the head out and over time slit it like a axe and a wedge in a log and split it goes
sanded and painted the inlet manifold
removed with drills hacksaw molegrips and a steady hand
it was well stuck in
had to cut it just above the head to get the ceramic center out and the drill it out to get a hack saw trough the center
and the
cut it up into six pieces to get it out and not a mark on the head whoopy lol lol
so head is now cleaned up and on its way back on i will have to reuse the head gasket as its only been on and run for 3/4hr so should be ok
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by stationary stu on Mon Dec 19 2011, 11:05

Glad to hear your sorted Kev, I'll have to remember not to over tighten plugs as I'm a bit heavy handed Rolling Eyes
Good luck with the rebuild and hope all goes well on it's next rum.

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by JONESEY on Mon Dec 19 2011, 20:45

Well don that man back on track thats what we like to here Smile Smile
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Dec 20 2011, 04:07

second test run
turned the fuel on bit of choke and fired twice ??????? would not start again love nor money
turned out to be the new spark plug
poped a old plug in tryed again and away she went
amazing how full suction to the carb and loads of compersion and a good sparkplug makes a engine runn LOL LOL LOL

SO NOW I NEED TO RESTORE THE COWLING AND
REDO THE FUEL TANK WITHOUT THE FLYS IN THE PAINT THIS TIME ROUND LOL LOL THEN MAKE SOMTHING FOR IT TO SIT ON
THEN JOB DONE WHOOOOPPPY

THEN BACK TO THE COWLINGS FOR THE VILLIERS MK25 1944

THANKS KEV J

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Dec 20 2011, 10:17

Great you've got it sorted now Kev. Not many flys about now but it will take a week for the paint to dry.

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Tue Dec 20 2011, 12:12

stationary stu wrote:Great you've got it sorted now Kev. Not many flys about now but it will take a week for the paint to dry.

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at least it will have time to flatten out
and collect any dirt along the way lol
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Jan 05 2012, 23:07

running video of the v engine for you guys
with the head and inlet manifold now replaced

http://youtu.be/t6AM9QomCt4

i think the smoke is just the oil i used for the rebuilld on piston rings and valves ect ect

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Thu Apr 05 2012, 01:31

just doing the fueltank and cowling for the v engine while the bsa 120cc paint is hardening off
and when i got it out of the shed i remembered i sold its fuel tank to danboy when he was down at mine
so had the start doin another fueltank for it whoopsy lol lol
but its under the spanners and paint brush again
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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by DanBoy on Fri Apr 06 2012, 09:40

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Sorry.............. Very Happy

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Re: THE V ENGINE MK10 total restoration project

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Apr 06 2012, 17:04

dont worry about it daniel
at the time you neede dit more than me mate
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