After getting it home – I had quite a bit of fun maneuvering it about by myself… had to rig (ha) up some specialized engine movement equipment (read: skateboard).
I sadly have to admit I was more than a little surprised just how heavy these things are.
I’ve also been assured it’s got “new” bits inside… but when your current engine looks like below… you will be happy for any bits that aren’t rusted in place!
Maybe the crank of my current engine is salvageable? I certainly don’t know… it’d be kinda nice to have matching frame/engine numbers but it may be a pipe dream… will pull it apart… if I’m able… curious to find out just how of an issue that rust will be.
The “sky hooks” part of me says it’s toast… the knowledgeable side of me, well, I don’t have that side just yet when it comes to engines or mechanics… haha.
Got a week off soon so I’ll probably dedicate a day to tearing it down, if I’m able!