Monday, 17 April 2017
Got the cases back now. They did an aggressive blasting to try and eliminate all the corrosion. Mostly this has worked well but still a few places where I'm going to have to wet and dry.
In any case (get it?) it's a good finish for painting. The cam cover I have painted as my test piece using VHT paints; Engine Enamel Primer, Barrel Paint and Satin Clear Clear. Comes up good.
And a reminder of what I started with:
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Quick look at the pistons: they have very few marks on their side but are quite sooty. I guess they were quite carbonned up, even though the mileage wasn't high. I sprayed WD40 into the barrels several times over the years to stop any corrosion and that's a good way to loosen up the deposits. They are very soft now.
To get the crank out it was necessary to take off pistons 1 and 4.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Lets see what's happening in the sump - always tells you what's been going on in the engine:
There was a little bit of gunk in the bottom - nothing to worry about considering this motor has been idle for at least 15 years.
And with the filter, I took the mesh off and there was nothing in it at all.