Engine out

A long day on the Mantula yesterday. Engine out and on its stand ready for cleaning, painting and modification.

I was using the new Engine Crane which I bought from SGS Engineering. In the past I’ve hired engine cranes, but this is more convenient as it was available while I waited for a dry day.

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The load lever makes it so much easier to set the engine at the best angle to clear the chassis rails, recommended.

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Engine Stand

Mounting the engine on the stand was the easy part. Unfortunately I discovered a broken bell-housing bolt. No problem I thought just use an ‘easy-out’ or stud extractor. ┬áSo, centre punch the broken bolt head, drill out the centre and insert the extractor. Wind it in counterclockwise then watch in horror as it breaks off! Leaving a useless piece of hardened steel stuck in the engine block.

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