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Isn't it nice to look at shiny, clean engine. Sort of makes you feel warm all over. LOL.
Very true, a shame to hide all those shiny parts, could make a coffee table out of it.:) Can't wait to hear it run.:) Merry x-mas..:)
 

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Well I was able to sneak out and work on the 3-53T. I got the head torqued down and am now putting the blower, governor on next. Happy Detroit.:)




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I changed out some spring bushings on my old truck years ago and the torque on the U bolts was something unreal. I had a 3 foot section of aluminum pipe the fit the handle of my torque wrench perfectly. When trying to pull something like 300 ft lbs or more it was needed. Was watching a video the other day when a local guy was rescuing an old stationary steam engine. This thing was a monster. To remove the exhaust pipe which was in the 6-8" size, he used a chain wrench with a 4 foot section of pipe on the end and pulled it with a 12,000 lb winch on his rollback. It worked perfectly.
 

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I changed out some spring bushings on my old truck years ago and the torque on the U bolts was something unreal. I had a 3 foot section of aluminum pipe the fit the handle of my torque wrench perfectly. When trying to pull something like 300 ft lbs or more it was needed. Was watching a video the other day when a local guy was rescuing an old stationary steam engine. This thing was a monster. To remove the exhaust pipe which was in the 6-8" size, he used a chain wrench with a 4 foot section of pipe on the end and pulled it with a 12,000 lb winch on his rollback. It worked perfectly.
True, I have a cheater pipe around somewhere. The cam and idler shaft require 300 ft lbs and just used my weight to get to 300.lol
 

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Snuck out again today and got the blower and governor on. Biggest challenge is finding all the bolts.lol



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Another step to getting this old Detroit running again. Oil cooler, water pump and thermostat housing installed.:)


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Made a new spring rack from an old 4-53T for the 3-53T and installed it. This will help prevent a runaway if an injector stick. Works great.:)



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Installed the new rack and gave it a tune up. Now all I need todo is flush and prime the fuel system, add a flywheel and she's pretty much ready to start.:)


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Got the flywheel on and primed the fuel system, now to get a starter working so I can start it.:)

 
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