Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Engine Installation Notes

When installing the new engine it was wise building the cockpit around engine first in order to get the correct clearance and servcing space. This worked well. Too many restorers build the cockpit first and exepct the engine to shoehorn in place. The engine can still be lifted clear now the cockpit is in place, but it was worth doing a trial fit first - not the battery shelves deep in the bilges keeping the weight low. The grey tube off the exhaust is what is called a "dry riser" - this stops water syphoning back into the engine - this was fitted as the waterlock is not placed very deep in the bilges.


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