Engine Strip Down

When I orginially purchased the project, the cylinder head had already been removed  from the engine which allowed rain water to fill up the bores and cause the pistons to seize inside. Once the sump was off I could remove the crank bearing caps along with con rod caps. The crank could then be removed after the flywheel and bell housing had been taken off, which allowed me to knock the pistons out using a block off wood and a rather large hammer! The engine looks to have been overhauled in the mid 70’s and apart from some pitting in the bores, still looks in surprising good condition.

Author: M3A1

WW2 vehicle enthusiast.

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