28/01/17. We have wheels

I know it’s a bit late, but Happy New Year! It has been quite a while since I posted anything on here, mainly due to other more pressing DIY projects, namely the dreaded decorating! Now those jobs are finished, hopefully I can get on with the process of reassembling the engine and finally finish the restoration. So firstly I needed to fit the crankcase to the trolley, so that I can start building it back up on the trolley, without then having to struggle to lift the engine with other parts attached.

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The engine now mounted on the trolley

Meanwhile I have also purchased a couple of more things for the engine. Firstly and most importantly some good quality oil that is suitable for older engines. Secondly I decided to get a gloss lacquer to apply to the engine once all the work is complete. Hopefully it will give a good finish and help to protect the paint.

The oil is made by Morris Lubricants and the clear lacquer is from Paragon Paints. Both items I was able to purchase online from the ever helpful Stationary Engine Parts Ltd (www.stationaryengineparts.com)

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The engine can now be pushed up a ramp into the shed

 

 

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