A 'new' engine, the pictures

The engine restoration, starting with an old engine to a complete 'as good as new' one. This page will be kept up to date with the actual restoration.

The original old engine on the engine stand
The original old engine on the engine stand
The workbench with my parts degreaser
The original old engine on the engine stand
The storage space for the dismantled engine
The waterpump removed
Draining the engines oil
Removing the oil sump
How the oil sump looked
How the oil sump looked
How the oil sump looked
Looking at the crack shaft and oil pump
Looking at a piston
The oil pump housing
The engines front
The engines rear
The engines front
The cam shaft
The cam shaft
The oil sump (still greasy)
The oil sump (still greasy)
The rocker cover removed
The valve spring
Degreasing a part of the oil sump
Degreasing the oil sump
The oil sump degreased!
The engine turned over
The engine turned over
The work bench
The removed parts
The engine
The distributer removed
The distributer removed
Removing the oil pump housing
Looking at the oil pump
The engine
The engine
The crankshaft pulley (still stuck...)
The rockers
Removing the rocker shaft
The rocker shaft
One damaged rocker
The engine without the rocker shaft
The rocker linkage to the cam shaft
Rocker linkages (8 pieces)
The engine head removed
The engine head removed
The engine head removed
The engine head
The engine head
The valves (cylinder 4)
The valves (cylinder 3)
The valves (cylinder 2)
The valves (cylinder 1)
The engine head close up
The work bench
The almost completely striped engine
The distribution chain
The chain wheel removed
Removing the camshaft
The camshaft removed
The first piston
The crankshaft
The engine rear plate removed
Removing the crankshaft
The crankshaft removed
The crankshaft
The stripped block
The cylinders honehed, the block painted and straightend
The cylinders honehed, the block painted and straightend
The cylinders honehed, the block painted and straightend
The cylinder head straightend and painted
The crankshaft and mainbearings refitted
Ready for the head gasket
Mounted on the engine support
Mounted on the engine support
The cranckshaft pulley attached
Tightening the bolts
The new head studs
The head gasket
The cylinderhead mounted
The cylinderhead completely mountend
The oil sump
The rebuild engine
Ready for the engine swap
The old engine
The old engine
The hood removed
Stripping the old engine
Stripping the old engine
The carbs and the exhaust manifold
The old engine removed
Mounting the new clutch
Mounting the new clutch
The new engine (with me in front ;-))
The new engine with gearbox
The new engine in the car
The new engine in the car
The old engine in the air...
The front of the engine
Tightening the exhaust bolts
Front view...
The engine
The engine
My Spitfire!
My Spitfire!

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