OOPS! 03 expy heart surgery
After taking some good advice I looked into a master rebuild kit instead of bits and pieces. I was able to find a full kit MADE IN THE U.S. no less, for about the same if not less than the bits and pieces cost. So I originally only disassembled the top half of the motor and stopped. Now that I have the rebuild kit I commenced a full tear down. This is where I screwed up. It was late, I was tired, trying to maximize the hours that I have off between standing horrible duty hours. Well for whatever retarded reason, after removing the pistons and everything holding the crank shaft in except the main seal I flipped the motor back upright and then started removing the main seal. I don’t know how I thought the damn crank was going to stay in place, magic maybe? Needless to say it came crashing down right on the cross bar of the stand. No visible damage but with all of this work I am not taking a chance. I am sending it to the shop on Monday to get turned. While I am at it I decided to go ahead and get everything 20 over. Thankfully I was able to catch my order for the parts kit before it shipped. I was able to get all the parts 20 over as well. She is going to be a mean machine when I am done.