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Hi all. Just brought home a 47 EF The last thing I need is another project but... Any way the truck is overall very solid, little rust and most of the parts are there.  The Continental L6 is stuck. I removed the nose and radiator this weekend and put a wrench on the end of the crank but it wont budge.   My plan is to remove the head and maybe the oil pan and access how bad it is.  Then I will decide weather to try to spend time, $$ and effort to get the engine running or start to search for a replacement.   Any thoughts, advice or input are welcomed.

Rob.

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On 5/21/2017 at 8:34 PM, carlotpilot said:

welcome        get some    cano kroil        its expensive but it works   put about a half a cup in each cylinder and wait about 3 days  then work it loose

Some of us old tractor boys use brake fluid. It is expensive also, but most people own a can or two of it.

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I got the nose and the head off. 4 of 6 cyl look great 5th will clean up 6th looks not so good. bigger worry is the valves on those 2 cylinders are a mess.

I did order some Kroil, as luck would have it I also got a seized generator in the shop yesterday so it will get a good test.  I work on small engines to support my rust addiction.

All I need now is time and money and this mack will roll again. 

I am thinking about going to the ATCA show in Macungie PA.  About a 2 hour ride for me.anyone else going?

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Yes Engine came out came apart got cleaned, cleaned some more, block went to machine shop got cleaned again Magnafluxed. It got 2 cylinders sleeved, the rest honed. Block decked. 6 new valve guides, a few new valves a couple seats. all seats and valves ground  4 new tappets. new valve springs exh keepers. New cam and rod bearings. crank polished.  slight crack in the head repaired and head milled flat.Then cleaned some more.  Yes it was grimey.  While it was in the machine shop I rebuilt the carb, governor fuel pump and distributor.  water pump was sent out to shipbuilder. clutch and pressure plate rebuilt.  got the engine back t weeks ago and cleaned one last time brushing out oil galleys.  It is now going back together quite nicely.

I will try to upload some pictures if you want.

 

 

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On 7/27/2017 at 11:42 AM, rlfervan said:

Call me crazy but it worked

That's reasonably common here, amongst the Stationary Engine Crowd.....

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On 5/26/2017 at 7:49 PM, Mike said:

Some of us old tractor boys use brake fluid. It is expensive also, but most people own a can or two of it.

So you just pour straight brake fluid in the cylinders? I didn't know that would work.

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(     On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 7:49 PM, Mike said:

Some of us old tractor boys use brake fluid. It is expensive also, but most people own a can or two of it.)

I have used a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone.  You can get acetone at most hardware stores.  It works very well, and is relatively inexpensive. 

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Got the valve train back together this evening.  As I said before cleaned a LOT of parts. While cleaning hardware I discovered this. just reminds me the importance of cleaning and inspection.

image.png.cd3f049d19060ee037bb4538e3c99cd8.pngThis bolt was one that holds the timing back cover. Not sure what would causes a crack like this. I guess 70 years of holding tight.

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Got the valve train back together this evening.  As I said before cleaned a LOT of parts. While cleaning hardware I discovered this. just reminds me the importance of cleaning and inspection.
image.png.cd3f049d19060ee037bb4538e3c99cd8.pngThis bolt was one that holds the timing back cover. Not sure what would causes a crack like this. I guess 70 years of holding tight.

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Making progress. Got the bottom end all torqued down and locked down safety wired. Also got the oil pump clocked to the distributor ( I think). Peary for oil pan



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Making progress. Got the bottom end all torqued down and locked down safety wired. Also got the oil pump clocked to the distributor ( I think). Peary for oil pan



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