Engine building 1

With this car I really wanted to be involved in all aspects of the rebuild, and Chris the engine builder has kindly agreed to supervise me building the engine. Today we got a lot done in 5 hours.

 

Tappet guide hold downs.

 

3.8 Engine build13

 

 

Studs going in.

 

3.8 Engine build15

 

Finished with the studs.

 

3.8 Engine build16

 

Damage from a loose timing chain in the past.

 

3.8 Engine build18

 

Valve spring seat

 

3.8 Engine build19

 

Stem seals for inlet valves

 

3.8 Engine build21

 

Spring

 

3.8 Engine build22

 

Retaining collar

 

3.8 Engine build26

 

Secured

 

3.8 Engine build27

 

Cam bearings

 

3.8 Engine build29

 

Cam bearing caps

 

3.8 Engine build31

 

Welsch plugs fitted with Defcon

 

3.8 Engine build36

 

Crank sludge plugs; tapping the holes out was nervewracking.

 

3.8 Engine build38

 

Plug safely home.

 

3.8 Engine build37

 

A man squirts red stuff on my main bearings.

 

3.8 Engine build39

 

Mmmmmmm. 

 

 3.8 Engine build40

 

 

 

3.8 Engine build42

 

In with the crank.

 

3.8 Engine build43

 

Bald spot close up.

 

3.8 Engine build44

 

 

 

3.8 Engine build46

 

 

Pretty 

 

3.8 Engine build47 

 

Main caps on

 

3.8 Engine build49

 

Torque

 

3.8 Engine build50

 

High tech SnapOn musical torque wrench

 

3.8 Engine build51

 

 

Quality control

 

3.8 Engine build52

 

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