A dedicated Scott owner had a moment of temporary mental aberration and went out for a run, full of the joys of spring, but not oil, as the tap had remained closed. It is waiting a strip and evaluation. The thought struck me that if any owner were contemplating engine work themselves, it might be a good idea to offer to demonstrate the process.
As the explanation and demonstration would mean the process would be, of necessity, somewhat longer than doing the job alone, I would think a modest financial contribution would be fair.
If anyone is interested, email me. No hurry, I anticipate in 3/4 weeks time unless anyone is coming to Abbotsholme and would like me to do this immediately afterwards. Pics and filming OK Roger
Why not make a video or DVD of it Roger, then many more members would become aware of the correct procedures? Cost could be recovered that way.
I agree, a well made DVD would be a considerable asset and a very worthwhile project but such undertakings take an inordinate amount of time to do well and poor ‘ol Roger already has, it would seem, quite enough work to keep him going well past the 200 mark!
I can see Mr. Moss in a Charlton Heston type role or though, with a slight name adjustment as the Director, “Ceil B DeMoss” might fit nicely on the credits!
What is more I can almost hear Roger saying “What do you want me to do? Stop shooting now and release it as The Five Commandments?” 😆 😆
Years ago Richard proposed something like this.
To do the job properly takes a lot of time and unlike an engine build for a Triumph, a video on the Scott would have very much fewer potential sales to offset the time loss.
To strip an engine is not such a long job if you have all the tools to hand.
Likewise rebuilding is not really a long job.
The time is taken producing all the components accurately and doing several trial sub assemblies and measurements.
As Editor Eddie Shermer found recently when I asked if he would help with a standard spec assembly after I had done rods etc.
OK Eddie, now you need some rollers, but not straight out of the packet.
Check them on my electronic comparitor and make up a set within close size to each other. The results are quite dramatic and demonstrate why it takes time to build a good engine if you are fussy about quality.
I just thought that if anyone wanted to see how to strip an engine and have a running commentary on what to watch out for and thus hints on rebuilding, this might be appreciated. Hence if anyone wanted to take pics or home video, be my guest, but it can not be like a real film where each section has a storyboard and planned. This would be very much “On the hoof” Roger
Having made technical training videos for Rank Xerox years ago, I know just how long it takes for even a few minutes of decent footage. I really wasn’t suggesting that, more of a fly on the wall approach.
It is beginning to seem a long time ago since I last re-assembled the engine of my Scott, AKA ‘Scruffy’, on the kitchen table at my late Father-in-Law’s house at some time during 1955!
Regards to you all.