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Bendix rotation over shaft: what can cause overspin?

The engine I have rebuilt (Skoda Estelle, '72, RWD, rear mounted engine), came with a starter that has a curious behavior, at least to me: when I apply power to it, correctly engages the flywheel and ...
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Adapting transmission half axles: best way to?

The car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120, 70's, RWD, rear-mounted engine), uses half axles for the transmission, that goes inside housing elements (thick "pipes"). These axles uses pin-and-guiding ...
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Modify (cut) piston skirts: does it also cuts its lifespan?

I'm temped, as a challenge to a problem that raised when getting ready to assemble my engine, to modify the pistons skirts since one of the pistons got a crack in the skirt, under the pin side. I see ...
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Pistons ordeal: more pistons problems; two issues in one question

So, still having problems rebuilding this old engine (Skoda Estelle 120, 70's, RWD, rear mounted engine). First of all: getting new parts is out of the question since I have no access to those. So I ...
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Can I hold an engine (with aluminum block) using its gearbox studs?

I just finished building my own engine stand, however, I have (yet another) problem to solve: in the original Czechoslovakian manual I see the factory stand holds the engine from a side, holding it by ...
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Difficulty of shifting down to 1st while moving (manual)

The gearbox from the car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle '72, rear mounted engine, RWD, manual transmission) has the following problem: I can shift up/down with engine off I can shift up/down with ...
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.Custom bolted starter support mount?

The engine I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle 120) uses a starter that turns counterclockwise. It is mounted from the gearbox to the engine with two studs. I can't find a replacement for it, all the guys I ...