Most of the morning was spent cleaning the oil pan. It will be put on the rebuilt block. Jim has been wanting to tear the engine down to see what the problems were..even though we are going to use a different rebuilt long block.
It was pretty interesting. I got a lesson in engines while taking pictures. One of the tricks of the trade….see that short hose?..he puts one on each bolt before dropping the piston out so the threads wont score anything. Heres one of the pistons.He could see where there had been blow-by…and found a couple of other things…..when he got done he decided to scrape the paint off of the heat exchanger… He’ll repaint it later…but the real surprise came when he took the end cap off….. all of that “stuff” was packed into the third section at the top of the picture. He’s thinking it is impeller parts from the water pump…that will get torn down tomorrow. We never had an over heating problem so it was a big surprise..Perhaps the water pump impellers had been replaced at some point. So…..if you are missing some impellers on your water pump you might want to look in here. He’ll know tomorrow.