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When I got the Sherman (wish I had some before pictures, it was the nastiest grease/oil ball) I cleaned it up and checked out most of it - it's a bit hazy now, I believe I went thru everything but removal of the countershaft - Smith's site is invaluable - there was nothing wrong - bearings good, no corrosion, no significant wear, all systems functioning - I will look it over again before installing and I do have a new seal to install - I feel very fortunate, usually these types of things turn into big deals
I've seen 'hole saw' mentioned different places associated with Sherman installation - what kind of hole saw is used for cast iron?
speaking of big deals, I think that is where this engine is headed... it is out and I need to make a run to the hardware tomorrow to get some long enough bolts to get it mounted to the engine stand - then get the internal components out and see what I'm up against - it looks like it's been TISCOed at some point, the bore is 3 3/8", but how the crank was dealt with remains to be determined - I'm concerned that every component will need rebuilt/refurbished/replaced - the clutch, it's worn some, how can I not replace the disc? and he pilot and throwout bearing? even tho they feel fine....$$$