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Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 10th, 2017, 2:39 am

The block is back from being reconditioned and now the assembly starts. Here are a few pictures of the beginning work and, hopefully, when this post is done I will be showing it driving!
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby rickf » August 10th, 2017, 8:50 am

Ah yes, rebuilding an engine that needs to be kept spotlessly clean, in the dirt. Brings back memories of my younger days, much younger. :lol: :lol: :lol: Be sure you keep that thing very clean. Any wind that blows, even scuffing your feet, can put a fine grit in there that will destroy the bearings when you start it. Tightly wrap it in a plastic bag when not working on it.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby m75 » August 10th, 2017, 10:57 am

I had the same thought until I read Rick's post. bad dreams, seeing such a nice block laid open to the dirt, leaves and pending bird crap in the background.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 10th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Yeah, looks bad. Actually my mate, a mechanic, is fastidious and the work is being carried out indoors after that initial wash and dry. I even got into trouble putting a freshly laundered cotton sheet over it without properly shaking it to remove any fabric dust that may have been on it!

Work is slow as I can only get to his place once a week but I will post progress pictures in case anyone is interested. It has been 20 months since I started this and I am getting somewhat excited now that I can see the end approaching. My first drive will be something memorable!

Thanks for looking, and commenting.

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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 10th, 2017, 10:47 pm

Some progress! The new oil pump - the original reason for the pull down which then revealed a range of issues leading to purchase of new pistons, rings, bearings, machining of block and shafts, etc!

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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby rickf » August 11th, 2017, 9:53 am

Looking good, the water jacket area looks spotless. Perfect bearing clearance.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 23rd, 2017, 5:13 am

Some more progress today:

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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 23rd, 2017, 5:20 am

And some work on suspension and brakes we completed previously.

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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby rickf » August 23rd, 2017, 7:43 am

Looks like you will be needing some new brake shoes, you have one good and one bad there. Motor is looking real good.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 29th, 2017, 4:16 am

Today's work
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More progress
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Seal on
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Flywheel on
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Clutch fitted
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Bell housing on
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Gearbox going on
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Gearbox on
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 29th, 2017, 6:34 am

I'll have to check that out, thanks Rick.

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rickf wrote:Looks like you will be needing some new brake shoes, you have one good and one bad there. Motor is looking real good.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby rickf » August 29th, 2017, 10:28 am

You are taking a very big risk hanging that engine on end from that eye bolt on the back of the head. Those are famous for breaking off on even less of an angle just from a chain hooked to a hoist in the center. I never depend only on that eyebolt, I always have a second strap somewhere just in case.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby m75 » August 29th, 2017, 12:04 pm

There is that big lifting piece located at the front of the valve cover.... that has been the second point of contact when I have pulled M151 engine power packs. I agree with Rick, just one lift point is very risky, especially after watching all of your hard work!
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby rickf » August 29th, 2017, 12:11 pm

He is lifting from both but that rear one has been know to break and drop the rear of the of the trans on the floor, ask me how I know. That eye bolt is nothing more than a hardware store piece made for rope, nothing special about it. I usually run a ratchet strap from the lifting mechanism down to the e-brake drum in addition to the rear engine lifting eye. Call it insurance. Once you have one let go you never want it to happen again.
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Re: Howard's M151A2 Restoration

Postby kmam » August 29th, 2017, 5:42 pm

Thanks for the tip guys - actually would never want to have it happen the first time! I would hate to see it come crashing down after all the work!

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