This page shows installing the pistons, main
and rod end bearings.
First i need to reattach the block to the engine stand.
Done, first step now is...
To fit a new wroodruff key. It took me about 30 mins to remove the old on, a
complete PITA! This picture shows the keyway and new key. The shaft end has
been cleaned using a wire brush attachment for a 'Dremel' type tool which
worked very well for the keyway itself.
The new key installed with copperslip. It's a tight fit so use a plastic
hammer to tap it home.
Also take this opportunity to clean the inner surfaces of the timing and
main crank pulley. It only needs a small amount of corrosion or crud to jam
these onto the crank.
Next job, install the main crank bearings and the thrust washers.
Once the bearings are in you can put the crank in place.
Install the bearing caps and check the crank rotates freely.
Click image for video clip.
Next install the pistons.
All the pistons in,
install the big-end caps and we're nearly there.
Job done. Click image for video clip.