Job # 2238 - 4.2 E Type (KP)
Full Stage One engine rebuild




Update report - March 31, 2018

We have now completed all of the machine work and should be wrapping up the final assembly next week.



Grinding main caps square
Align hone in progress










Measuring forged CJ pistons prior to honing cylinders
Torque plate cylinder hone in progress











Balancing the crankshaft










Balanced to perfection
Machining the 5 angled valve job











Surfacing the cylinder head











Surfacing the engine block with timing chain
cover in place










Cylinder head before cosmetic polishing











Head now fully assembled











Casting flashing about to break off inside the
oil filter housing!
Flashing removed and casting smoothed out










Pistons and rods now installed
Ready to install the cylinder head




We have now machined the block for the new top hat liners, and completed a challenging (because of the mismatched main caps) align hone.



Machining block for top hat liners











Magnaflux crack checking block after liner
installation
Grinding main caps prior to align hone










Align hone in progress
This was a challenging align hone because of the
mismatched main caps




Another Stage One engine rebuild underway in the CJ machine shop.




Engine as received
We will run the rebuilt engine on the stand with
the 45 DCOE Webers baselined










Removing the cylinder head with the crane
Short block tear down underway











Main caps had been installed out of sequence










Debris lurking behind crank galley plugs











Valves had obviously not been sealing
Pressure testing the head









Incorrectly installed spark plug helicoil
Damaged tappet










Damaged tappet guide
Surfacing cam rails prior to align hone, required as
head is warped










Align hone in progress
Trial fitting cam bearings after align hone










Damage caused by loose guide in guide boss
Boss repaired and machined for oversized guide










We have repaired numerous damaged  threads in
the block and head


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