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For those wishing to complete the task themselves, the best guide is the book by Peter and Valerie Wallage, Rebuilding and Tuning Ford's Kent Crossflow Engine . This is a great book for anyone interested in the Kent motors. I have previously used this as a guide in rebuilding a race motor for a 1969 Lotus Type 61 Formula Ford. In addition, Jake Lamont and Tom Andresen’s book entitled How to Build and Maintain Competitive (yet legal) Formula Ford 1600 Engines , is a useful source, although more limited to Formula Ford motors to Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing rules. In the present case, for time limitations, it was decided to have the engine rebuilt by Farley Engines, Inc. The company owner, Curtis Farley, is one of the most respected names in building racing and performance engines in the US.

Disassembly

[link] shows the engine after removal from the chassis. Prior to shipping the engine to Farley Engines some preliminary stripping was required for shipping. The oil pump and filter bracket was destroyed as a result of the distributor melting onto it ( [link] ): it was therefore, removed ( [link] and [link] ).

Engine after removal from the chassis.
View of the original oil pump with the remains of the molten distributor.
View of the original oil pump.
Removed oil pump.

The thermostat housing ( [link] ) was badly corroded to it was removed, as was the thermostat itself ( [link] and [link] ). The corrosion of the water passage was no more than expected from and engine of this age, offering hope that no internal damage had been done by the fire.

View of the thermostat housing.
View of the thermostat.
View inside the water channel in the head.

Disassembly of the engine indicated that at some point in its history it had been head ported ( [link] ) with dual valve springs installed ( [link] ). In addition, +.020 pistons had been fitted and a high lift cam. All of these modifications would have significantly increased the power over the stock Cortina motor. Interestingly a lightweight alloy flywheel had also been fitted in place of the standard unit.

View of the original head and rocker shaft. Copyright: Curtis Farley (2013).
View of the double valve springs. Copyright: Curtis Farley (2013).

It was known that the carburetor had melted and run down the intake manifold. Removal of the manifold showed that some molten metal had run into the engine past at least one of the intake valves ( [link] ). One result of the complete tear-down was that it was possible to see the location where the molten aluminum from the carburetor had flowed through the intake valve and onto the piston ( [link] and [link] ).

View inside the intake.
View of one of the pistons and one of the intake valves showing the residual aluminum metal from the melted Weber carburetor. Copyright: Curtis Farley (2013).
View of one of the pistons and one of the intake valves after removal of the aluminum metal from the melted Weber carburetor. Copyright: Curtis Farley (2013).

New and replacement parts

In addition to a complete rebuild of the block and head, several components were replaced by either new or used items. Since the 1600 Ford crossflow engine installed in my 1969 Lotus Seven S3 had been converted to dry-sump for racing several components were known to be in good working order and used for the present engine. The replacement items included:

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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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Source:  OpenStax, Lotus seven s4 (type 60): design, restoration, and maintenance. OpenStax CNX. Jun 07, 2013 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11418/1.19
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