Another Restoration Project

  
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Here is the latest update. I finally got them all out. No.1 was the most challenging. It moved so slowly I had to measure progress with the dial caliper. Here is that movement log. Started with a measurement from the piston to the top of the sleeve. I would tighten the puller to maximum tension I felt safe without pulling out the threads I put in the piston, then go under with a 3/4" diameter punch and a 20 ounce hammer using 10 blows, then taking the measurement, then I removed the bearing insert so I could drive the piston down further to clear more rust. Measurements: 4.011- 3.965- 3.925- 3.820- 3.786- 3.745- 3.650- 3.410 then it kept moving just with the puller. The other ones all came out just with the puller but would not allow me to turn the crank until numbers 1,2,5,6 were out, then I moved it enough to allow me to pull no.3, with just no.4 remaining I could move the crank only slightly, so I put the puller on it and finally they are out.
I measured the crank and it is perfect size, round and nicely polished. The sleeves are next.
 

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Slow but sure, things are being done almost daily. Sanding, sand blasting priming and component painting. Replacing fuel linkage ball joints with Heim joints. Chasing all threads. Removing the sleeves, scraping gaskets, cleaning the connecting rods and transferring them to the new pistons. I repaired and put new bushings in the throttle control clutch assembly. New hardware was used in most places. I also replaced the water separator with a separator filter combo. Many more small but time consuming tasks.
I am picking up some dry ice in the morning for installing the sleeves.
Also I made a couple fittings to convert from metric O-ring type to JIC and purchased some other fittings to adapt from metric internal seat to JIC also. The JIC fitting conversion makes it easier to get or make hoses from my own stock of hose and fittings.
 

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I sometimes think that I would enjoy doing something like this, then I read what you are doing, and quickly realize that it's a lot more complex and time consuming then I imagine. It's more fun watching you do this then trying to do it myself!!!!
 
  
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Just like TV they make it look easy.
Today was miscellaneous, replace main bearings even though they look and measure perfect. I used my dial bore gauge and the cylinder sleeves all checked well within specifications. Those main bearing cap bolts call for 180 ft lbs of torque and laying on my back between two tracks is a challenge at my age. Maybe I can get my wife to help me put the pistons in tomorrow, if not I will just have do a little more crawling in and out.
 

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I got all the pistons in and the pan back on by myself. The weight of the rod and piston assembly allowed me to just push them down part way and from below pull them down the rest of the way. The rod bolts have to be installed after the rod is seated on the crank journal. I did 2 at a time. I spot glued the pan gasket to the block and put in 2 guide studs, lifted the 80 lb pan onto a floor jack, the rest is obvious. All very simple stuff. There are three bolts in the back of the pan that thread into the bell housing that are quite hateful. They can only be turned with an open end wrench and and one partial turn at a time. They are blocked by a large cross support that holds the front of the machine. All the bolts are fine thread on this engine. Pretty typical British like the Jaguar engines I have rebuilt.
 

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I have been putting the engine together and I filled it with oil through the oil galley with the pressure tank in the picture. I like to fill newly assembled engines this way, then everything is filled.
I also drained the hydraulic tank and replaced the filter and breather.
I am also draining the transmission and other oils while I am inspecting and repairing things as I go.
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I have been putting the engine together and I filled it with oil through the oil galley with the pressure tank in the picture. I like to fill newly assembled engines this way, then everything is filled.
I also drained the hydraulic tank and replaced the filter and breather.
I am also draining the transmission and other oils while I am inspecting and repairing things as I go.View attachment 697189View attachment 697190View attachment 697191View attachment 697192View attachment 697193
I have been putting the engine together and I filled it with oil through the oil galley with the pressure tank in the picture. I like to fill newly assembled engines this way, then everything is filled.
I also drained the hydraulic tank and replaced the filter and breather.
I am also draining the transmission and other oils while I am inspecting and repairing things as I go.View attachment 697189View attachment 697190View attachment 697191View attachment 697192View attachment 697193
Very impressive!
 
 
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