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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #1 (permalink)
vinesarnold
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Small Block

I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am here in
Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would be
greatly appreciated.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Small Block

On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
wrote:

>I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am here in
>Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would be
>greatly appreciated.
>

I've got a piece of Lego. 4 blob, in yellow. Is that small enough?

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Small Block


> On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
> wrote:
>
> >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am here in
> >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would be
> >greatly appreciated.


_Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe to
turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and you're
away!!

With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of a
swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass' ?
( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe lengths....
or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!

Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block, that
is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
amazing!!

,,,, frodo.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #4 (permalink)
Samuel
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Re: Small Block

"frodo" <zapspam@wherever.inOz> wrote in message
news:zapspam-0506051808450001@1cust103.tnt2.gosford.au.da.uu.net...
>
> > On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am

here in
> > >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would be
> > >greatly appreciated.

>
> _Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe to
> turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
> done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and you're
> away!!
>
> With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of a
> swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass' ?
> ( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe lengths....
> or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
> on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!
>
> Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
> heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block, that
> is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
> Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
> years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
> amazing!!
>
> ,,,, frodo.


Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small block,
as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well be
wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you question
Vinearnold.

Sam.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:31   #5 (permalink)
Badger
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Re: Small Block


"Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:42a2b40f$0$15273$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> "frodo" <zapspam@wherever.inOz> wrote in message
> news:zapspam-0506051808450001@1cust103.tnt2.gosford.au.da.uu.net...
>>
>> > On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am

> here in
>> > >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would
>> > >be
>> > >greatly appreciated.

>>
>> _Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe
>> to
>> turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
>> done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and
>> you're
>> away!!
>>
>> With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of a
>> swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass' ?
>> ( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe lengths....
>> or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
>> on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!
>>
>> Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
>> heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block,
>> that
>> is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
>> Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
>> years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
>> amazing!!
>>
>> ,,,, frodo.

>
> Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small block,
> as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well
> be
> wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you
> question
> Vinearnold.


My thoughts as well, Sam. Pains me to say it, but assuming it is the bare
engine block you are after (dreaded slipped-liner syndrome, perchance?) then
contact RPI. You could also try J.E.Motors, then again, I'd imagine any
competent engineering shop your side of the pond could bore out the old
liners and install new top-hat ones??
Badger.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #6 (permalink)
Natalie Drest
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Re: Small Block


"Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:42a2b40f$0$15273$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> "frodo" <zapspam@wherever.inOz> wrote in message
> news:zapspam-0506051808450001@1cust103.tnt2.gosford.au.da.uu.net...
> >
> > > On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am

> here in
> > > >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would

be
> > > >greatly appreciated.

> >
> > _Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe

to
> > turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
> > done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and

you're
> > away!!
> >
> > With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of

a
> > swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass'

?
> > ( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe

lengths....
> > or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
> > on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!
> >
> > Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
> > heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block,

that
> > is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
> > Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
> > years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
> > amazing!!
> >
> > ,,,, frodo.

>
> Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small block,
> as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well

be
> wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you

question
> Vinearnold.
>
> Sam.
>
>


That's not how you play AT ALL!


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:32   #7 (permalink)
Tom Woods
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Re: Small Block

On Sun, 5 Jun 2005 09:30:05 +0000 (UTC), "Badger"
<brianhattonnospammers@beeeteeeinnit.com> wrote:

>My thoughts as well, Sam. Pains me to say it, but assuming it is the bare
>engine block you are after (dreaded slipped-liner syndrome, perchance?) then
>contact RPI. You could also try J.E.Motors, then again, I'd imagine any
>competent engineering shop your side of the pond could bore out the old
>liners and install new top-hat ones??
>Badger.
>

Wouldnt that be a 'short block'?
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:33   #8 (permalink)
Samuel
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Re: Small Block


"> > Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small
block,
> > as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well

> be
> > wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you

> question
> > Vinearnold.
> >
> > Sam.
> >
> >

>
> That's not how you play AT ALL!
>
>


KEH?? not quite sure what you mean Natlie.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:34   #9 (permalink)
frodo
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Re: Small Block

In article <d817js$o9m$1@otis.netspace.net.au>, "Natalie Drest"
<mccoeyHAT@netspaceCOAT.net.au> wrote:

> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:42a2b40f$0$15273$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
> > "frodo" <zapspam@wherever.inOz> wrote in message
> > news:zapspam-0506051808450001@1cust103.tnt2.gosford.au.da.uu.net...
> > >
> > > > On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <vinesarnold@cox.net>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am

> > here in
> > > > >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would

> be
> > > > >greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > _Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe

> to
> > > turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
> > > done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and

> you're
> > > away!!
> > >
> > > With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of

> a
> > > swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass'

> ?
> > > ( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe

> lengths....
> > > or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
> > > on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!
> > >
> > > Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
> > > heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block,

> that
> > > is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
> > > Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
> > > years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
> > > amazing!!
> > >
> > > ,,,, frodo.

> >
> > Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small block,
> > as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well

> be
> > wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you

> question
> > Vinearnold.
> >
> > Sam.
> >
> >



> That's not how you play AT ALL!
>


"Samuel" wrote....

> KEH?? not quite sure what you mean Natlie.



Maybe they're 'blocks' for playing with in your 'shop...... some do this,
_always_ playing with their blocks, they are !!! The absolute 'height' of
their passion is playing with their blocks.
When these types were just mere sprogs they had blocks. Square wooden
prisms with pictures and letters and colours 'n' stuff. They _loved_ 'em.
THEN... as they got older, y'know, 'puberty' an' that, they found that
there were other blocks to play with...... and the discovery of Landrover
World just opened up a whole new galaxy of ENGINE blocks !!! As well!!!

However,... there _are_ also blocks used by those who like to 'get out'
and need 'em gettin' out of where they shouldna got in !!! Hehhehheh. The
initial poster didn't say !!! One who was never fixated on 'playing with
his blocks' could be forgiven for assuming the line taken. ( in error ??)

So.... if it's 'engine blocks' you're after to 'play with'..... go for it
!!! There're _always_ ' horses for courses', even in "Landy World" !!

I guess it's all a matter of perspective. My apologies for the irrelevence
of my 'discourse' on blocks and "Spanish Windlass" thoughts. ..........
Wrong mental set, I guess. :))) ....... won't happen again,...... be sure
of it !!

..... frodo.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:34   #10 (permalink)
Samuel
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>
> > That's not how you play AT ALL!
> >

>
> "Samuel" wrote....
>
> > KEH?? not quite sure what you mean Natlie.

>
>
> Maybe they're 'blocks' for playing with in your 'shop...... some do this,
> _always_ playing with their blocks, they are !!! The absolute 'height' of
> their passion is playing with their blocks.
> When these types were just mere sprogs they had blocks. Square wooden
> prisms with pictures and letters and colours 'n' stuff. They _loved_ 'em.
> THEN... as they got older, y'know, 'puberty' an' that, they found that
> there were other blocks to play with...... and the discovery of Landrover
> World just opened up a whole new galaxy of ENGINE blocks !!! As well!!!
>
> However,... there _are_ also blocks used by those who like to 'get out'
> and need 'em gettin' out of where they shouldna got in !!! Hehhehheh. The
> initial poster didn't say !!! One who was never fixated on 'playing with
> his blocks' could be forgiven for assuming the line taken. ( in error ??)
>
> So.... if it's 'engine blocks' you're after to 'play with'..... go for it
> !!! There're _always_ ' horses for courses', even in "Landy World" !!
>
> I guess it's all a matter of perspective. My apologies for the irrelevence
> of my 'discourse' on blocks and "Spanish Windlass" thoughts. ..........
> Wrong mental set, I guess. :))) ....... won't happen again,...... be sure
> of it !!
>
> .... frodo.


Apology graciously accepted Frodo.

I certainly did struggle to follow your rather convoluted post, but i think
i've got a rough idea now. Are you sure it's not "playing with your
bollocks"???

Sam.


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