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The offside engine view
as of 1977


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The offside view of the 
completed engine bay.
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The nearside engine
view as of 1977.


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The nearside view of the 
nearly completed engine
bay.  The magneto and
exhaust pipe are not
in this view.


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Note the crud found
in the crankshaft oil
passages.  Without
complete disassembly,
the oil would have been
unable to lubricate
main and rod bearings.


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This shows the crud in
the coolant passages.
The engine ran well
but overheated.  The
complete rebuild
corrected many
problems that might not
have been found 
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The exhaust and intake
valve parts being 
disassembled and
stored in proper order.
This includes the 
pushrods, adjusters,
and roller lifters.  All 
were found in good
condition once cleaned
except for the rollers
and pins.


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Assembly of the valves 
and springs with Teflon
valve guides.


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A close up and extended
view of the camshaft and
bearings.  These also 
needed cleaning only .
Rollers had been gentle
on the cam surfaces.


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Blocking the front six
coolant holes was a
1930 service bulletin
that was incorporated
for improved cooling.
Without this, coolant 
returned up thru the 
head and back to the 
radiator without going
to the back of the engine.
With this and clean
passages, the car runs
nice and cool.
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The cam roller pins 
needed to be pressed
out of the followers.
Next, new rollers and
pins had to be pressed
back in.
The process required
a jig to prevent distorting
the followers. Careful
micrometer readings
before and after meant
a smooth assembly when
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The block after the 
cylinders had been thru
the power honing.\


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The new and old 
pistons.  Note the old
pistons had 5 rings.
Modern pistons have 3 
rings for less wear and
heat.  The new design
also has a slight dome
to increase compression.
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A vacuum tester used
to simulate engine
vacuum to check the 
Engine vacuumed pulls
petrol from the tank in
the rear and stores it
in the AutoVac for
gravity feed to the carb.
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The engine being 
assembled on a stand 
that could rotate for
access to top or bottom
sides.  Here a strap is
being adjusted to lift
the engine back into 
the chassis frame.
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These are the lines and
fittings added to give the
engine it's first oil filter.
Note all parts are made  
to look old and hide the 
modern spin on filter.
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Some of the many oil,
petrol, and vacuum
lines prior to cleaning.


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Various lines after
electroless nickel plating.


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