uh6077 Posted June 5, 2015 Share Posted June 5, 2015 My 41 took a dump a few weeks ago (but as you see fro the pic at least it looked good while waiting for the tow truck, haha). Lots of nice, could barely keep it running on what felt like 3 cylinders. Compression check was miserable on all 6, 0 on #3. Got the head off and sure enough a few pistons broke apart. Could not find any pieces but the bent valves tell me where they went. Engine is coming out for a rebuild. It has always smoked a bit so it was time anyway but I was hoping to hold off till winter but oh well. This will be my first flat head rebuild. Any pointers, local machine shops recommended (Rochester area), parts I may not have thought of? So far the list is pretty straight forward Hot tank the blockCheck cylinders, bore if needed or just honeCheck valve seatsReplace all pistons, rings, valves and springsNew rod and main bearingsHave dizzy rebuiltRecore radiator (noticed some slight seaping on the bottom)Replace water distributor if neededNew water pumpProbably missed a bunch but I don't have the list in front of me The engine is ready to come out this weekend. Where is the best lifting point on it? Just engine, not tranny. I have priced everything and looks like the best prices are kind of spread out between Andy's, eBay and NAPA. Most engine components from Andy, gaskets from NAPA and odds and ends from eBay. Any other suppliers you recommend? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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