19/02/17. Piston Progress

I have spent a couple of hours today getting various parts back on the engine. Most importantly I’ve refitted the piston and crankshaft. I have also put on the oil filler and fitted the splashguard back in the sump. Prior to starting work I used a vacuum cleaner to remove all the loose pieces of metal and detritus that had accumulated in the bottom of the engine block since I first cleaned it out with paraffin, many moons ago!

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The oil filler “K” fitted with a paper gasket

I had intended to use a piston ring compressor to drop the piston back down the bore, but as it turned out, I just squeezed the rings in gently whilst tapping the piston with a rubber mallet.

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Dropping the piston down the bore

A paper gasket was put in place ready for the fitting of the crankshaft.

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Crankshaft gasket

 This was also the time to fit the splashguard before fitting the crankshaft

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Crankcase Splashguard

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Starting to look like an engine again!

I also took this opportunity to fit both oil drain plugs and fill the crankcase with oil

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Oil poured in through the open crankcase

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Oil filler shown up to correct level

 

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