I got really tired of working on the floor, so I built a engine stand for the motor. Why build a engine stand? The block it self weighs close to two hundred pounds and with ever thing on it, it pushes the limits of my store bought stand. and I was a little worried it would break. So I had a little scrap metal laying around and why not!. So now I have the block, head and most every thing on the engine painted. I put the head on and torqued down. I mocked up most every thing to make sure that I have all the bolts I need and every thing is going to go back together properly. So far I like the way it looks.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Well I got my pistons in the block. Took the generator to Choate Electric in Springfield Mo. and had it completely rebuilt. and it looks good. So I put some blocks in the lifter cylinders so when I primed the block paint wouldn't get in to clog things up. I didn't get them sealed up enough so I had to clean a little paint out of there with a hone. This made me nervous, but I was told how to do it and had a little help from a machinist friend. I got the paint cleaned out and lifters in and crank and rods all done! I primed and painted the head and other parts that I needed to get done. So far so good!