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Description: This is a numbers matching RAIII engine I found on Craigs List. WT 400 block (originally in a manual shift car) with #12 heads all cast within a week of each other. I took a chance on this internet motor that was locked up and rained in. Would not turn over, even after soaking a week in penetrating oil. Follow along and see what developed.
By: Carolina_29053
Number of photos: 83
Updated: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Trophies: 35 total

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Yikes! Underside of heads was about as nasty as the top side.
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Finally......the hear of this thing. Surprisingly, very little...
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some cylinders weren't as bad as others corrosion wise.
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Will this engine ever look like anything similar to its glory days??
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Screw in studs out. Double rusty valve springs.
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These coffee cans with reliefs cut into the top of them just don't...
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About all I can do at this point is give the cylinders a good...
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Album photo 28
As I said, some cylinders looked better than others.
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Aside from nasty everything, everything looks to be in order so far.
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With the oil pan off, I'm hoping to discover something...what I...
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Just as predicted, this all looks pretty nasty too!
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Getting rod and main caps off in hopes my engine might break loose...
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No such luck. This baby ain't budging and I'm not about to force it.
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A trip to my buddy Bobby's shop in Aiken was all it needed!
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Amazing how I babied the thing for a week trying to get it to turn...
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I caught the pistons and rods as they came out of the cylinders. I...
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With pistons and crank out now, Bobby broke out the cylinder hone....
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Here's my good friend Bobby getting the cylinder hone out.
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WOW! After just a little light honing, cylinder walls put a smile...
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Home from the machine shop, block checked out in every way and got...
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Looks like a totally different engine, as it should.
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