Engine Work - AND A HUGE THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of our friends who helped in making the rebuild occur.
This was a team effort to say the least. Thank you to the following people:
Mick for getting us to safety and for his guidance on our rebuild task. His decision making is why we were not run-down by any number of towboats.
Joe for giving us a place to work, loaning tools, and for making Memphis awesome.
Ina and Jeff for their morale support and offer to assist.
Ed and Steve for volunteering to road-trip from Wisconsin to Memphis with parts.
Craig for his tremendous knowledge and his time and ideas.
Kerstin and her family for her ever so loving support, without them, we wouldn't be able to do any of this!
Jay for feeding us (twice) at a very critical time.
Jeff for his detailed, specific guidance, experience, and support of this project.
Bruce and Cathy for finding our spare crankshaft and meeting us alongside the interstate all the way down in Knoxville, Tennessee! YAY, road-trip!...it was a game-changer moment for us for sure.
A gigantic thank you to Pat and Dan who stopped in Memphis, for a week, and made the setup for the rebuild possible. Without them we wouldn't have had fuel, food, oil, parts, coolant, firewood to keep warm, scuba breathing air, parts cleaner, a vehicle to drive in our errands in...(basically everything).
Tommy for his kindness and wonderful T-Day meal delivered in the rain.
Kenny and his team for fresh fish and alligator sausage, yum!
All of those who reached out to us. It didn't go unnoticed.
The following engine tasks were completed:
Replaced main bearings
New pistons, rings, pins, circlips
New #2 conrod
New crank pin bearings
New crankshaft oil seals on both ends
New fuel injection pump
Here are a few random photos from the rebuild.