Day 1 of the rebuild. I have no idea what I'm doing, thankfully Matt has done this many times before.
Crank installed, adding the crank pin bearings.
Day 2. Lots of stuff that I don't understand already completed. Matt setting the valve clearances and timing.
Later that day, adding the finishing touches.
Matt added a few nice extra features: 100A alternator, high torque starter, oil pressure and temperature senders, and a high rise mixing elbow (that ended up not fitting in our boat, hits the diesel tank so we had to put the original back on).
Day 3. The fun part! Starting it up for the first time. Making sure all is running good!
A quick wash and paint...
And day 4. Installation into the boat. A great time to cross your fingers that it fits in the engine bay.
Don't chip the paint! Priorities people!
And there it is in it's new home! The heart of Varuna, built and installed in a mind numbing (for me) 4 days. Matt is very excited and proud of himself - rightfully so! What a HUGE step for us!