Cleaning and Re-fiting Super Charger and Gearbox

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The first job this weekend was to clean out our parts washer, as you can see  we have removed a lot of muck and crud from this old girl!

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After flattening down the out side of the super charger we flushed out all the oil ways.

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The gear box drive shaft took some cleaning, as there is an inner tube inside the the drive shaft to create an annular oil gallery, this was well bunged up with muck but using the 12 bore shot gun barrel cleaner we soon had it cleaned out.

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After a couple of hours work we had the Super charger and Gearbox ready to be refitted.

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After cleaning the rear crankcase bolts, we lubed them with grease and refitted them, then refitted the “O” ring and applied new sealant ready for the Super charger.

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Peter looking serious here as we get ready to fit the Supercharger, must be time for a beer!

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And on she goes, next job rejig the chain pull higher up in the roof to lift the gearbox on.

 

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Here we have to pass the gearbox over to the chain hoist and lift it way into the roof!

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We had just enough height to clear the engine…

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And there we have it, next job is to paint the engine mount ring and engine mount frame.

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Engine mount frame painted, just the engine mount ring to do now then we can etch prime the back half of the engine, fit the engine mount and rotate the engine back to the horizontal position.

2 thoughts on “Cleaning and Re-fiting Super Charger and Gearbox

  1. Do you have a need for spark plugs? A friend of mine Tom Coates has some that where left over from the Bristol Freighter days in Saskatoon Saskatchewan p/n KB 5 E1387 some look new some reconditioned

    1. Hi Ritchie
      Yes we always have a need for plugs etc. We now have four engines, one running second one is going back together over winter ready for spring, the third and fourth we are looking for sleeves to finish them off.
      Send over a picture of the plugs.
      Kind regards
      Patrick

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