Engine machining

The engine has been down at the machine shop for a while. Here's a shot of the head, just waiting for new cam buckets to be fitted. Brendan needs the cam buckets to do the job, as they are individually fitted.


3.8 head work


So 4 weeks ago, I ordered a set of 12 oversized long skirt cam buckets from XK's in the US.

Mystifyingly, when they arrived, there were only 10.

I emailled them and they said yes, we will send you another 2 immediately, at our expense.

It seems that in order to keep their expense down they sent them by the little known USPS Rickshaw/Carrier Pigeon combo. This fascinating service took 12 days.

Needless to say, when the 2 cam followers arrived, they were the wrong ones. See the miniskirt?


3.8 tappets



So another pair of the right cam followers was sent UPS, and actually arrived and were the right ones. I'm glad that the XKs Despatch Dept guy was so kind as to thank me for my patience.


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