Following my recent exploits trying to cure and irritating rattle.
The shim I made to stop number one rocker moving about too much has not cured the problem, but on the plus side has done no harm.
So the problem persists, I think it's probably time to admit that the "only" thing it can be is the little end bushes. when I rebuilt the engine I did think the bearings were not a very tight fit, but not being much of a mechanic and being in a hurry to get the car running I confess I ignored it, That may have been a mistake.
The question is, dare I ignore for the rest of the summer or just get on with it?
Second question is it worth trying to remove the pistons with the sump and head off without removing the engine or would that be more trouble than doing it right?