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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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Daimler Ferret Mk 1/2
AM General M151A2
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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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Daimler Ferret Mk 1/2
AM General M151A2
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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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