CAN Am 250 Engine Wanted for Rebuild

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Re: CAN Am 250 Engine Wanted for Rebuild

Post by 350biker » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:58 pm

As Mr Shiney, Minter and 250rider note these engines can be rebuilt completely so why not have yours done? Do you want to keep yours on the road while one is built?
I had mine done by via 250rider and it's a flier. So much so that he has taken it off me - but that's brothers for you I suppose. Will get it back sometime (when it's "run-in" possibly). As the engine splits horizontally when it's apart do everything you can have done to it. Bearings, seals, rod kit, piston and rebore to name the obvious stuff.
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Re: CAN Am 250 Engine Wanted for Rebuild

Post by Mr Shiney » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:10 pm

Minter did my Can Am engine with Parts from military can an and it is superb. Only took a few weeks to do and that was a full blast and powder coat. Looks and runs like new.
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Re: CAN Am 250 Engine Wanted for Rebuild

Post by Timtim » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:04 pm

Dear Can Am Community,

Thanks to Rocketron2 (top man he is) I now have purchased an engine for rebuild. Next job is to pull it apart and clean the good bits and rebuild with new. Hopefully I will have a nice fresh engine for next year’s adventures. Ron recommended Mr Shiney as a good source of spares, so I expect I will be heading his way in the very near future. I will take some photos of my engine rebuild endeavors and post them so you can see what a good job or not I am making of it. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Happy Can Amping.

Regards,

TImtim.
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Re: CAN Am 250 Engine Wanted for Rebuild

Post by Timtim » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:13 pm

Dear Happy Can Am Enthusiasts,

My engine rebuild has hit a bit of a snag. The internals were badly corroded, and the crank, which I desperately need is a bit of a right off. Has anyone got a crank I could purchase? Also the Flywheel has a broken magnet so I suppose I need a new one of them if anyone has one. No rush as it’s a slow burn project and the existing engine is struggling on!! as they do.

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