The engine is running! See it here.
Some of the issues that had to be resolved:
- The truck engine sump was a different shape and would not have fitted in the space available so we have used the old sump, but the oil pickup was then in the wrong place and a new one has been fabricated to fit.
- The truck engine had a balanced crankshaft – none of that will fit so the old crank has been used.
- Even for apparently similar items the studs were sometimes different lengths and needed swapping round.
The injector pump was sent away to be checked as were the starter motors and alternators. Both starter motors and both alternators were in good condition so we have useful spares.
The next step will be to get it painted – most of the hoses are masked off ready then the alternator has to go on and then back in the boat.