The engine build, take 2.
That, as they say, is that. Giulia’s new 502 engine is in ready and in place.
This build was not so straight forward as I had hoped, and it took a lot longer that I anticipated. I’ve had to push my date for departure back to January 2015.
While tearing the old engine apart I found some issues. Dirt and debris had contaminated the oil and damaged the bearings. So on the new block all the oil ways were drilled out and cleaned, as well as the oil ways in the crank. The ends of the oil ways were threaded and closed off with grub-screws, not original Alfa, but good practice I think.
Everything was transferred to the new block, including the cylinder liners.
There is still a lot of work to do, and I’m not out of the woods yet, but things are looking up.