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Todays Lesson, Four Reasons Not To Leave An Engine Uncovered For Twenty Years


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Default Todays Lesson, Four Reasons Not To Leave An Engine Uncovered For Twenty Years

Ok, these are the top four reasons not to leave an engine out side...(see picture). the rods are fine, the wrist pins are fine, the bearings and shims are fine the valves are free, the lifters are free, the mag is VERY hot, the fuel pump is free and the insides look good, the carby is free, the water pump is free, the lower end turns over nice and smooth...I have yet to get the spark plugs out...things are not looking so bad are they??? just need a cylinder head and cylinder, and pistons and valves

Thanks every one for the suggestions for 'gittin 'em pistons out, Thanks Harry for the stak, and Thanks DJ for the help!

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I have a 1 cyl le roi that was given to me and it is about like yours looks. If i bored it out, new valves and springs, new valve seats, welded the block{ not to bad] hopper and base[ major work ] it would be a good engine and only cost about 4 times more than it would be worth. I think it will be good for parts. Ed the le roi man
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my engine might be good for parts, but it will not end up a parts engine...I will just wait until I find another engine with a bad lower end and good top end. The whole cost thing does not bother me, I am enjoying this project and, so long as I do not rush it I think the cost will be low. I do not think it is worth parting the engine out...it has more going for it than against it. and boy, will ever be satisfying to post a message that says "IT RUNS"!---which, sooner or later I will.

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