Yesterday someone came in with a Model TT Engine and ask me or I can made this Engine running
Why not I told him , but it takes some time !!!!
You never know what is inside !!!
Ja Toon, ik denk dat ik dat kan.
Yes Toon, I can do it but as you said it will take some time.
Watch my last one. It took me about 6 months and a lot of patience and start overs.
HOLY SMOKES is that the same engine on the far right?!? That thing looks like it had been used as a makeshift boat anchor. And you went through that whole thing and now it runs? Bravo Andre! That's incredible.
Henry's old girl is pretty tough isn't she.....
Yes it is the same engine, even the pistons are original, just changed the rings, no oversize just hone it. I Clean it all up did a valve job with new valves and adjustable tappets, redone the rods and main bearings because babbit was cracked. To give an idea, It took a week to get the pistons out. I took it all apart as far as I could, fill the cylinder with WD40 and wait ... till the oil dripped out Under the block. Took a piece of wood and a hammer and all 4 the pistons came out about easy.
Toons engine has still the plugs in it mine was open and stocked outside without the manifolds and the plugs.
the way i prefer my rebuilds to start out. the rusk makes for a good Iron suppliment in my diet.
Yes you can make it running.
It still has the worm gear fan adjuster.
Looks can be deceiving...
When my friend bought his barn find '14 Roadster, the guy also threw in a '14 engine with it that had been sitting outside a barn in the mud for years. The Roadster had a 1918 engine in it, so we believe that that engine, which looked as bad as the one in the picture, is the original one for the car.
Of course, the engine was stuck. Things did not look promising...
Well, I started by removing the pan inspection cover, and found that everything was covered in sludge. A promising sign, at least!
We started taking it apart, only to find that every single piece in that engine, save for the the magneto ring, was immaculate! The valves, seats and guides were fantastic and had almost no wear. The babbitt was still plenty good. The triple gear bushings measured in at 0.003". The cylinders were fantastic and all the pistons were easily pushed out with a wooden dowel rod. There wasn't a spot of rust to be found anywhere on the inside of that engine.
In the end, we realized that we had a found an engine that was in fantastic original shape. It just needed a good cleaning and then it was ready to go back together. We believe that the only reason as to why it was stuck was that someone had overtightened the bearings and never bothered to fix it!
Here's a link to a previous thread that I posted about it: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/311327.html?1347635400