Sunday, December 21, 2008

Engine is out and oohh yee, project No. 1....

Took the engine out the same time I lifted her of the trailer. No surprises, but I just want to show of the great engine mount bracing.... Nothing like 2 by 4's and some 5" nails.




The engine on it's new crate. Not for too long I hope........ 2 years maybe 3........




Also, check out the wiring. A "great" retrofit with one "handy-box" at the engine and one under the dash. Four-lead household cable. Ground wire to starter.........




Just want to give a "honorable mention" to project No. 1. Getting this one done first will "grease the wheel" when it come to getting woody-boat expenses "approved" in years to come. My wife's first car, a 1969 MGB which she bought on her 16th birthday. Are in good route to get it finished for her big 4-0 next May. Engine is out being rebuilt by one of the best mechanics I ever met, Wade Marston here in Shrewsbury, old school and can-do. New valve seats for unleaded gas, total rebuild. He might restore and rebuild the flathead six as well. Just waiting for the bodyshop to pick her up for a back to original British Racing Green paint job (and a few pounds of Bondo....).

1 comment:

Editor said...

Contratulations, There are cases documented were nails were used in these boats from the factory. No doubt folks got fired... Or sent home to sleep it off. If it's presure treated lumber you get extra points.. HA.