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Zetec Silvertop 2 litre engine

PostPost by: miked » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:03 pm

I have a Zetec Silvetop engine that i bought as a spare about 3 years ago. All the bits that come with it from a car have been stripped off leaving bare engine without all the Ford Modeo surplus bits.
I pulled the head when i got it to check. As i recall It has a few marks on a piston but generally in good condition. Bores look good. I believe these are generally hard wearing anyway. I
It owes me about £350. Silvertops are getting thin on the ground now.
If anybody is interested let me know and i will pull it out and takes some pics.
Obviouslypick up only.

Also have a good late diff alloy rear cover. Pigs head. May part with that.
Motorcycle resto funds beckon. :D
Cheers Mike
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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 am

Mike, please forgive the tangent, but what motorcycle are you restoring?
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:59 am

Ha! I was going to ask the same but thought it was too much of a tangent :lol:

My available restoration funds also have to be split between the Elan and a number of bikes. Getting parts / services for the car is a lot easier than for the (mostly old Japanese) bikes. Anyone got an Elan era 250 Yamaha for sale :lol:
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PostPost by: miked » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:44 am

Guys,
I just finished a Suzuki T250 usa spec Hustler, 1971.
I am on with a little 1971 Suzuki TC120 trail cat. Interesting little bike with dual ratio gears.
The price of early Suzuki parts are really high. Like those two strokes though.
YDS7 and YR5 are my favourite Yams.
:D
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:26 am

miked wrote:Guys,
I just finished a Suzuki T250 usa spec Hustler, 1971.
I am on with a little 1971 Suzuki TC120 trail cat. Interesting little bike with dual ratio gears.
The price of early Suzuki parts are really high. Like those two strokes though.
YDS7 and YR5 are my favourite Yams.
:D


I've got its dowdy wallflower country cousin, a B120, that I've been riding around Europe on for a few years now. It's entered into a show next month - the Festival of the Unexceptional :lol: http://www.unexceptionalcars.co.uk

Top bike restoration niggle at the moment is my Honda CBX1000 - the brake M/C leaked a few drops of brake fluid over the tank during the winter with this result -


cbxtank-closer.jpg and

Anyone know a good painter?
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PostPost by: miked » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:03 am

Looks a nice bike. Shame about the brake fluid.
I like the early B120. I could do with buying bits from the USA and shipping. VAT and duty on both the item and the postage is a bummer. Postage on its own is bad enough.
I know a good painter but because of that he is very busy. Can take months.
If you ride it on a regulat basis it is best done over winter.
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