Thought I'd post a few other pictures since it's really hot outside, and I have the electrolysis filled with parts and cooking away.
First, this is the way I found the left front wheel and tire. Can you believe that it's still holding air! I have a very rusty, but decent rim that is being cleaned in the tank right now. I'll probably spring for new tires and tubes as well.
Next is what the rim looked like after extricating the tire and tube. I doubt that it will ever turn in anger again.....
Sludge. Bad news is the oil pan is very sludgy. Good news is there are no parts in the pan that don't belong there!
Here's a part pretty typical of the rust and paint condition. The aircleaner assembly goes into the electrolysis tank looking like this...
...and after cooking over night (12 hours), and after a blast from the power washer, it looks like this. The dark areas are black oxide which when dry is paintable, though I generally dust them off with brown Scotch-Brite prior to priming with Transtar epoxy primer.
Last, you need a way to protect the cylinders while they soak in diesel fuel. I'm experimenting with this wooden cylinder head, but I'm not sure it's going to hold up well against the force of this throbbing 60 cu. inch fire breathing monster!!!! Hope the pictures aren't too boring.
Last edited by F-I-T on Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.