NJACE Tech Session - Engine Rebuild - Day 1 of 2.

In 2011, we built a spare engine for Ken Schifftner's Corvair. Here are photos from the first day's work - November 6.

Click on any of the thumbnails to see the full-size photo.

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The project begins! Parts laid out, waiting for assembly.
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One half of Ken's Corvair crankcase. So clean!
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One of two Corvair cylinder heads.
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Brian O'Neill explains how to index the camshaft to the crankshaft.
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Bearing shells, awaiting installation.
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Installing the crankshaft in one half of the crankcase.
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Indexing the cam.
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Camshaft and crankshaft in alignment. Marker pen comes in handy!
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Installing rear cover studs.
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Fitting the crankcase halves together.
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Inserting crankcase bolts. They hold the halves together.
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Positioning the crankcase on blocks for further assembly.
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Screwing the nuts onto the crankcase bolts.
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Crankcase is now bolted together, but bolts need to be torqued.
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Brian marks the bolts to denote the sequence of torquing them.
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Using a torque wrench to tighten the crankcase bolts.
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Lots of work with the torque wrench!
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Inserting the front main seal in the bell housing.
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Banging the seal in place - gently!
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Lube the spring ring in the front main seal.
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Brian O'Neill's arm....
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Positioning the bellhousing to crankcase gasket.
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Positioning the bellhousing on the crankcase.
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Bolting the bellhousing to the crank case.
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That's right - no lock washers on the bottom bolts! Or else interference will occur!
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Getting ready to put the block on an engine stand.
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Installing the engine stand attachment to the crankcase.
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Roberta assists Brian in putting the crankcase on the engine stand.
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Crankcase oil pickup. Oh, this was nasty to fit! But we made it work!

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edited by redbat01@verizon.net on 10/17/2014