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Old 07-26-2015, 09:12 AM   #21
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I would just clean it up good, check out the oil pump which looks rusty. The pistons you can see have the rod centered like they should be. Every thing looks good. If you take it all apart, you might do more harm than good. Putting a Model A engine together correctly is not for every one.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:12 AM   #22
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I have done this with success:

Take all of the engine's covers off. Give the engine a thorough cleaning with GUNK brushed-on, and a water hose rinse. Blow dry the engine with compressed air, then spray motor oil inside of it. Squirt some motor oil into the connecting rod scoops, and down the 6 oil galleries in the valve chamber that feed the main and camshaft bearings.

When you have the engine back together with fresh motor oil in the crankcase, pour one of the 5 quarts of oil down the distributor's mounting hole. Hand-crank the engine several revolutions to prime the oil pump. Run it as soon as possible.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:36 PM   #23
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Just my opinion, Noah.
But, with the high cost of engines and rebuilding these days, your best bet is to totally disassemmble that engine and check everything.
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