Digging into Wally’s engine

Whoo HOO! Bet you can’t tell what’s in THIS box!

These two just showed up today, so I decided to take a break from landscaping and get down to some work on Wally’s engine…

Once I had changed THIS out (after briefly losing one of the wrist-pin keepers when it went “spang” off the pliers…

Cleaned the piston face a bit, it came out of the block looking like this…

Rings look good…

camshaft is pristine

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block, cylinder and valve seats look okay

Found that the wire from the points was broken, so fixed that. I was able to, using a hammer and screwdriver, free up the keeper on the intake valve from the ring the valve spring sits on..

Next steps – cleaning valves, cleaning block, pulling the camshaft and re-lapping the valves. These kohler’s are sure nice little engines to work on!

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