After a couple months of work rebuilding my Perkins
4-107 and waiting the last couple weeks for just a handful of small parts
, of course it's always the small stuff that holds you up ...
I fired up the engine
this afternoon. It runs nice and smooth with good oil
, which I got for free, was originally the refrigeration diesel
on a fishing
boat out of Montery, California
. I got it over three years ago. Even before I got the boat.
I got the bell housing and flywheel, again for free, off a boat in Alameda, California
from a guy who wanted to convert his boat to an electric motor
. That project
didn't go very well and he abandon it. I ended up giving the rest of that motor
away. I didn't know the re-sale value for used parts
. I gave the transmission
to a friend whose Paragon trans bit the dust.
The third motor
I bought right here in Southern California. I still needed a starter, alternator
and various misc parts. I hope to sell the left over parts for what I paid for it. ... Anybody need a 71C 1:1 transmission
? ... or a 4-107 short block?
Anyway, it was my first experience with a diesel
. I'm pretty proud of myself
and can't wait to rebuild
the transmission and get the whole drive train in the boat.