Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Here's the unit in action... Doesn't look too exciting you say? Well, before I show you an updated photo, here's the key ingredient: sodium carbonate! Otherwise known as:
Monday, August 25, 2008
Also removed the fan tonight...
Closeup of the clutch plate.
Still getting engine ready to pull this weekend. After seeing the junk in the bell housing, it definitely made up my mind to pull the engine to clean it all out. I only want to do this once!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
of cold chisel work. The stud under the
manifold popped loose, and I was able
to wrench it off.
What's this?!?! A headless tractor!?!? I better go back and show some pics on how I got to this point...
You can see where the block was welded. I'm guessing (well, my father in law gave me this idea) that the block froze up in winter.
Can you see the stuck valve? Not hard to spot!
Closer look at the stuck valve. I'll give it a whack when the head is off...
So, what was the cause of the soldering on the valve cover? Another mystery!
You can see the left most valve in this picture is stuck. Well, it WAS stuck. I popped it with a rubber mallet and it closed. It really wasn't THAT stuck...
So, all in all the bolts have been falling out, the parts have popped off, and I haven't hit any big challenges...
Its time for me to slow down, package up my parts in an orderly fashion, and start planning out the next few weeks..
Oh, in case anyone wants to see this engine in ACTION!! (with the help of my youngest daughter)
Just when I thought this was going to be a piece of cake restoration, I broke off my first bolt. It didn't provide much resistence. POP! It was gone. The good news is that I just need to remove the tranny cover, and use a little soaking and heat to back the stud out. That will be a later project.