(Morrigan, as a synonym of Morgan of Arthurian legend)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Engine Rebuild IV

Managed to get the engine all assembled and turning over on the starter to get the oil through the system, so can now be mothballed for a while whilst some design work gets done.

Oil sealed & turning over

Friday, 22 August 2014

Engine rebuild III

Successful lowering of the block via planks and ropes, then got the cylinder head & timing gear connected up.

Off the Stand

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Engine rebuild II

Some more re-built, pistons in, timing chain, oil pump and timing gear in the cylinder head fitted. The engine needs taking off the stand and onto blocks before I will fit the head, otherwise it is too heavy to take it off the engine stand without a crane, which would not fit in the room. So I will make a trolley and lumps of timber to lower the engine from the stand in stages. I want to get the clutch plate and starter fitted to allow it to be primed with oil through the system, before it is mothballed again.

Pistons & chain gear installed

Front cover on

Cylinder head

Cylinder head, Cam gear (Note! cams are on the wrong sides in this picture)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Engine re-building

Started building up the engine, crank shaft in, next up pistons. This will take a few days as i'll be doing it during the evenings, and its been a few years since it came apart, so will take a little figuring out which box the various bits are in.

Crank installed

Crank installed