|Engine sitting in the stand at last. Water pump has now been removed. The 5 dark patches are my temporary repairs to stop the water leaks from what turned out to be the edge of the fibreglass patch.|
Right hand rear of the engine giving an excellent view of the bell housing. On the side of the engine, to the rear of the oil cooler blanking plate, can be seen the aluminium patch that I applied. This side of the engine had been fibreglassed from the head to the base of the water jacket and from the rear up to the front of the blanking plate. My patch covers the area that was hacked back to aluminium, the crack ground out, and a temporary ColdWeld repair applied. Though unsightly the repair remained completely watertight for over a year. The true state of the block will be ascertained once the engine internals have been remove - so watch this space.
These photographs demonstrate how well the stand works; the front engine mounting feet sitting squarely on top of the stand.