Engine Transmission Pull

With a cheap harbor freight hoist the 20r engine and R43 transmission have been pulled. The block crank and head will be taken to a local shop to get bored honed and rebuilt. Cylinders didn’t look to bad for 80k miles. Since the Chinook had a blown head gasket, my guess is that it overheated since the thermostat was shot & the head bolts didn’t appear to be torqued properly.

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