Posted by agcodick on October 21, 2012 at 18:53:08 from (220.127.116.11):
Thought I would share some progress and pics of the 1865. Have only had time to work on it the last 2 Sundays. Last Sunday my buddy came over and we started by putting on the new frame rail on that I got from a local guy thanks to some help from Dale Kinser. After that we stripped off all the tin work and the radiator. We then drug it into the shop. From there we took off the hydraulic lines that ran to the reservoir and drained the engine oil. 5 gallons of water came out before the oil started flowing. We finished out the day by taking off the intake and exhaust manifolds and popped of the valve covers. The exhaust manifold was packed full of rust flakes that must have come from the muffler as it slowly rusted and fell in. Today I managed the get one of the heads off. I found a broken rocker shaft mount and the cylinders are terribly rusted. It has been rebuilt once before and has 20 over pistons in it. I sure wish someone had thrown a bucket over he exhaust stack when it was parked......
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