Dropping the engine back in

The Engine is back in the engine bay, /w the Resealed L43 4 speed transmission and side linkage.

Have the gas tank pulled, being cleaned at the moment. Waiting for a rebuilt distributor since the original may have a damaged diaphragm. New Fuel pump and lines ready to go back in once the rust is removed, and the tank gets Red Kote lined from the inside.

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Gas Tank Cleanup

Im letting the gas tank soak in a bunch of vinegar. It will get a Baking Soda scrub after soaking for a few days, which should get rid of the acid and remaining rust. I will be installing New Hoses and fuel pump once its clean and re-lined and painted. I used the old rubber […]

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Fuel System & Lines

The rear door seal has been replaced on the outer side the inner door needs to be completely pulled out of the Chinook looks like welds need to be broken. Replaced all the old rubber vacuum lines with silicone ones, color-coded some of the important ones yellow. De-rusted and repainted the fan guard, as well […]

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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 […]

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