A very inconvenient rebuild!
This is the rebuild caused by getting the remote oil filter pipes back to front....
Remove the flip front
The flip front
Much better access for 2 bolts & a connector
Remove the radiator etc.
And then whip the engine out
The offending main bearing shell and big end shell
The scored crank
The block cleaned & ready for rebuild
Freshly ground crank - 10thou undersize now
Main bearing shells (upper half) in place
Lubricated ready for the crankshaft
Crankshaft rested in place
Check bearing clearances with plastigauge - see the thin slither of stuff on the closest main bearing surface
Fit the main bearing cap (including cross bolts), then remove it and see how wide the plastigauge has been squidged too. That gives you the bearing clearance
Fit the main bearing caps & cross bolts
Rear of crankshaft
Rear crank oil seal in place
A piston rested in the bore (no. 8)
Big end bearing shell in place
and place it on the crankshaft
And fit the big end cap (not shown). Another piston with the ring compressor in place
Big ends 8 & 7 fitted
The remainder of the pistons
And the big ends
and camshaft retaining plate (p38 engines only)
Distributor (and oil pump) drive gear and spacer
Timing cover back on
Spacer as this is a long-nose crankshaft with an old style timing cover
Oil pump gears
Oil pump cover (remote filter type)
Pipes to the remote filter & cooler and a CJC special remote oil pressure sensor. I wrote the direction of flow on the cover this time!!
Sump gasket on
Bottom end all finished
Headgasket (composite type)
Head in place (new stretch type bolts used)
Both heads on and the camshaft lubricated with 'cam lube'. I reckon chain oil is as good
Hydraulic tappets in
Pushrods on one side
Rocker shaft. This is when one should check hydraulic tappet preload
Valve gear all in
Inlet manifold. It's looking more like an engine now!
Belts, pulleys, distributor, rocker covers & remote oil filter
Ring gear & flex plate
The waiting engine bay. Notice the PAS pump still connected up. No need to drain the PAS system doing it this way
Popping the engine back in
Magic - the engine & gearbox are perfectly aligned!. Stick in some bolts ASAP
It's easier to fit the mounts after the engine is connected to the gearbox
Stick the ancillaries back on, and the radiator etc. Triple check the oil cooler plumbing this time.
All that remains is to remove the distributor, prime the oil pump, fill the radiator & give it a try!