Popular Post Rob Posted June 8, 2021 Popular Post Share Posted June 8, 2021 Been wanting to build a skid mounted portable hydraulic pumping unit for some time. I have plenty of pumps, valves, hose crimping machine etc. and ran across an engine the other day to use for this project: This engine runs well and only has 31 hours on it from a Grasshopper mower and was replaced under warranty. According to the owner, it started leaking oil for some reason profusely when running. However once brought into the shop it was found to have a very large "stick", or tree branch wedged between the starter motor and a strengthening rib on the cylinder block. This as can be seen from the photo broke the block: This was over a year ago and the engine has been setting ultimately ordered disposed of. It is complete including starter and everything ancillary except a correct muffler. The one shown here has the correct flanges but does not orient properly to the engine: Scrounging through the scrap pile of old engines, I found this other 29hp Vanguard engine short block that broke a connecting rod with a good block at low hours so brought it home also. This engine too was a warranty replacement being ordered disposed of. I'll attempt to steam clean the broken block and tig weld up the break first as there really is nothing internal the heat will bother. If that is not successful, I'll then build up the other good block using this engine as it's parts source to have basically a new engine. I have a shop hydraulic pumping unit but I want something to slip into a pickup truck not requiring electricity to operate for mobile repairs and troubleshooting remote from the shop. 3 Quote Plodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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