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from Old English White to green moss and rust

quick spray and wipe with wd40 and it's looking less K9 shitey down there already.
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next off the right side pot covers, this was just rusted ruins, came off with a groan of twisted metal. But it came off.
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here's the oil filter, looks like a scene from Towering inferno
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so now I'm down to brass tacks, next off will be the valves.
More likely to be the oil cooler than the filter - my 36hp only had a strainer in the sump - was it within the fan shroud ?
 
out with the Rocker valves assembly, shocking state, hardened calcified oil.
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the valves removed both sides, here they are in a cardbox awaiting cleanup, marked with masking tape for orientation, the plugs out and ready for examination.
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More likely to be the oil cooler than the filter - my 36hp only had a strainer in the sump - was it within the fan shroud ?

I Tip my hat to you, that is the oil cooler, and it is next off...
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due to your helpful comment I was able to look it up and there are helpful You tubers out there
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today was an epic steps forward, first, off with the left side cylinder head. A view looking down the jugs onto the tops of the cylinders.
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then off with the jugs, and an even better view of the exposed cylinders.
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sorry for the pause, I had to rush out and buy a car cover, for reasons to be explained in a moment.
so the pots came off and exposed the cylinders, they look ok so far with nice tight fitting cylinder rings. There's some sign of blackening,scorching, maybe a sign of overheating at some point. But it's not pitted, only light scorching.
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I've placed a scrap of cardboard on the table and layed out the removed parts in order left to right.
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I need to invest in some more cleaning products, this stuff is a mess, calcified oil on every surface.
the only damage is this broken off cooling fin off the left forward pot, not a deal breaker, but a shame all the same.
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anglo

LE
sorry for the pause, I had to rush out and buy a car cover, for reasons to be explained in a moment.
so the pots came off and exposed the cylinders, they look ok so far with nice tight fitting cylinder rings. There's some sign of blackening,scorching, maybe a sign of overheating at some point. But it's not pitted, only light scorching.
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I've placed a scrap of cardboard on the table and layed out the removed parts in order left to right.
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Are you going to put a gauge on the cylinder bores?
 
the right side is unbolted and ready to pull, but some help presented itself in the form of Daughter, daughters other half and my son Harry, together we lifted the body onto the chassis.
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that front wheel looks well outward, but it's just the angle of the picture and the wide lens exaggerating perspective. here it is from the back, you can see why I popped to the shops to get a car cover, it's raining and my new floor is exposed.
rear view of first body to chassis test fit.png

looking great, new and old joined together, temporarily in a test fit.
floor view though rear window of first body to chassis test fit a.png
 

anglo

LE
the right side is unbolted and ready to pull, but some help presented itself in the form of Daughter, daughters other half and my son Harry, together we lifted the body onto the chassis.
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that front wheel looks well outward, but it's just the angle of the picture and the wide lens exaggerating perspective. here it is from the back, you can see why I popped to the shops to get a car cover, it's raining and my new floor is exposed.
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looking great, new and old joined together, temporarily in a test fit.
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That's looking good
 
Are you going to put a gauge on the cylinder bores?
I wasn't planning to mess with that, I'll take it down to exposed cylinders both sides, major cleanup and reassembly from there, I'm not even taking out the dizzy, saving the timing. Do you think the cooling fin break is a problem? that's the only question mark hanging so far on this motor, it turns ok, cylinders appear tight enough fit.
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anglo

LE
I wasn't planning to mess with that, I'll take it down to exposed cylinders both sides, major cleanup and reassembly from there, I'm not even taking out the dizzy, saving the timing. Do you think the cooling fin break is a problem? that's the only question mark hanging so far on this motor, it turns ok, cylinders appear tight enough fit.
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That small piece of cooling fin missing is no problem, the engine is somewhat
over-engineered
 
Get some traffic film remover or TFR truck wash to soak the bit its . People use it in engine rebuild places to clean stuff . It will clean out DPF filters so that gives you a idea how good it is .
 
thanks for the help there guys, I'm so pleased, secretly, that the floor and chassis all matched up, after all the cutting out and welding in, I did wonder if I'd made a mistake, today showed me it all fits.
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