Well today was a fun day.
Wednesday we did the finnishing touches to our engine. Turns out this engine is an antique, there is only 1 left in new condition in the world. This engine is basicly better than factory at this point.
Here the engine was pretty close to being finished. The intake and the exhaust manifolds were just mocked up to make sure everything fit before it was torqued and none of the sheet metal is on, so still had to install the fuel pump, and all the wiring, among other things.
Getting very close to the end, torquing the cylinder heads with my brand new cummins 10-100 ft/lbs 3/8 dr torque wrench.
Proof that i was actually holding a tool in my hands and working.
Came to a stopping point last night after midnight, engine was 99 percent done. Everything was torqued and hooked up. Just needed to build a engine testing setup.
Minutes before firing it up. Engine was hooked up to a battery, wich was hooked up to a ignition switch. It was also hooked up to a fuel tank wich wasnt hooked up in this picture yet. After checking the spark, and checking for fuel, we started it and it fired right up. The thing was loud, even with my ears on. Maybe it was cause the exhaust wasnt hooked up, but it was plenty louder than my jeep. My boss spent the whole entire day on the phone trying to get a hold of the factory to get info on the timing of this engine. This engine is so antique and rare, that the factory couldnt even answer most of our questions.
Anyways, just thought id share. The engine is now on a farm in otay, on a 10 foot tall creepy crawler, powering it to spray bug killer stuff all over a crop of green bell peppers.
Also, a picture of where my new work bench will be. Underneeth the pallet racking.