Take down of engine today

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Take down of engine today
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 05:12 pm:

So got the motor on the engine stand, and took it down to the short block this afternoon.







Pan was clean, as the oil must have been drained out years ago when this motor was stored in a barn. But....a critter left a bit of fluff.


Transmission drums seem good for now.




And getting out this frost plug was easy as it already had a nice rust out hole to stick the pick into :-)



Still some shims on the rods too.



Now up and off with the flywheel and transmission



Here is a neat trick to prevent the oil funnel line from dancing out into the magneto, wire it to the bolts too :-)



Now for some more cleaning and rehab the crank and rods, hoping to just give this old engine a valve job, and adjustment here and there, this project doesn't call for a total rebuild, just a T to move on its own again.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:44 pm:

I hope the regrind and lifters work good for your refresh! keep posting! Always cool to see things come together.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:41 pm:

Nice engine for a refresh. Your engine is a starter model (1919 or later). I wonder when the oil funnel was changed to the larger funnel? When I did my 1916 engine it had that smaller funnel. I got one of the larger funnels and replaced it. Seemed to fit fine.

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 01:07 am:

Dan, very cool - I am hoping to do the same thing. Starting next week, never done it before. But I am hoping as you just a valve job and repairs as needed. It was running good, so I hope it's not to bad when I open it up. Watching with interest.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:02 am:

Bill

The larger funnel was used beginning July 1924.



The engine am doing now is a 1923, assembled May 14, 1923.


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