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« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2017, 04:48:00 PM »

Im still behind on my diesel project! But i only need 3 more things to complete it! An alternator which will cost $160, $75 for a torque wrench and $110 for the engine paint.  I manage to rebuild a new water stop plate because i used a hand drill for the first one i made, the holes were not drilled straight so i bought a drill press and made a new stop plate. ,you can see in the picture that i installed the rad sensor switch "red" and the smaller sensor is for the engine temp gauge so i can see the operating temp of the coolent  Grin I have to plug off the 3/8 npt hole You can see i have a bolt resting in it, it was for the temp guage sensor when i had a 1/8 to 3/8 npt adapter but i didnt like it becuase it stuck out of the engine to far and might make the temp gauge inaccurate. So i got a 1/8 npt tap and drill kit to install it directly to the stop plate. I finished the coolant system! Just need the alternator engine paint and torque it all up! Yeap its taking awhile but i been excited for almost the last year to have this thing running with supreme parts  Cool i finally got my exhaust flange from ebay!  And the exhaust flex pipe works great !
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« Reply #121 on: August 05, 2017, 04:52:06 PM »

Changfa R165 Diesel cooling system




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« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2017, 04:53:58 PM »

R165 Diesel
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« Reply #123 on: August 06, 2017, 04:33:39 PM »

$110 for the engine paint.  

$110 for paint???

You are either painting the engine from a ship or doing this one in gold leaf!
Sounds a lot of money for an engine that would take about 250Ml of paint if that!  How come so much?

Looks like is coming along nice and getting closer to completion all the time. At least doing it slowly you are doing it right.
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« Reply #124 on: August 08, 2017, 08:39:28 AM »

Lol yeah its pricy but ill have a good paint job! The amount of work im putting into this i might as well make sure the end results are good! Ill have tonnes of paint left i can use for other things.  Im buying the por 15 engine painting kit it comes with everything complete start to finish.

Glort, did you manage to get the replacement cylinder for your air ooled dieael?

 i purchased more parts Just a few days ago, 2 sets of valve kits, the small parts for the cylinder head like valve retaining clips and a few other various parts,
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« Reply #125 on: August 08, 2017, 04:45:44 PM »


No mate, I have done nothing about it so far.
I'm in the middle of moving house atm and wanted to leave it till after I got settled. For one thing I wasn't sure how long I would be here for where to send the stuff but mainly I thought I had more to worry about for a while.

I am literally having anxiety attacks trying to get out of here. I have a new understanding of mental illness and I mean that in sincerity.  The amount of crap I have accumulated has just dawned on me and been a real slap to the face with a shove. I'm working night and day to get rid of it but progress is painfully slow and I can't see me getting it done in time.
I looked at this shit every day and did not realise how far I had let things go nor how gone in the head I had become. The shit is just endless and it's taking so long to make any impression on it.

The little engine was one of the first things to go tot he new place and I will get it fixed up. It's still my favourite ( don't tell the lister guys that!) and I do want it up and running again.
As blasphemous  as it is, I may well have to cut the engine collection down but that one will be staying. Might be I only keep that one and the lister and If I had to keep just one, that would probably be it.

Of course if I could get a bigger horozontal, I'd be all over that too even if I did have to unload some others. I just bought 2 new Chinese verticals, both electric start which is nice and I may get rid of a couple of the old Pull starts I have.  I'm not far from a river so toying with the idea in my stressed mind about building a small plywood basic boat and putting one of the vertical diesels in that so I can go exploring the river.

I'll get a Cylinder, rings, Injector and pump for the 165. I found the box of spares the thing came with the other day. Rings, bearing, gaskets, flywheel spanner, filters etc.
They sure mean these things to be used a long time.  Can't think of anything you get rebuild parts with these days.
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« Reply #126 on: August 09, 2017, 09:29:57 AM »

Glort do you live in  Australia?  Its hear its easy to import the chiniese diesel engines from china to Australia, and the shipping is much cheaper since Australia is much closer to china then us canadians. Thats so cool you got 2 more diesels i wish they were more abundent in canada, i would like to find a R175 diesel they be nice for a decent diesel dune buggy  Grin but i would probly never come across one lol. So im feeling lucky with R165, and the fact its the smallest produced water cooled diesel engine makes it feel more special  Cool
Yoycart.com is the only website that i can find on this planet that sells all the parts for my engine, its a young website like only 2 years old so thats why im buying as many parts as i can before they magically disappear Cheesy  maybe tbey wont disappear but i can imagine them stop selling engine parts the website is  mainly meant for clothing lmfao! But they have the best prices for parts and i never had a problem buying from them i made at least 8 orders and everything came as expected!

 So i purchased the por 15 engine painting kit, its meant to paint a car engine so ill have plently left for other projects.  Its a full kit, comes with Solvent, POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser, POR-15 Metal Prep, POR-15 primer, POR-15 Engine Enamel (ford t bird red), Paint Brushes, Safety face mask, Latex surgical gloves. Im gonna take my time and make sure this engine looks perfect lol.
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« Reply #127 on: August 10, 2017, 09:30:16 AM »

Well i got my engine painting kit!   Grin

So they sent me the wrong color engine enamel, i asked for ford t bird red, they sent me black enamel instead, so i emailed them whats up and they sent me a pint of ford t bird red enamel for free! It should be delivered tommorow! Im happy now i got black enamle to paint with aswell!  Cool ill use the black for the valve cover, fuel pump and fuel injector and perhapes a few other things.
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« Reply #128 on: August 11, 2017, 07:43:57 AM »

Well the ford red enamel just arrived, i had to package and send off the black enamel back to them with the delivery guy, lol i thought i scored a free can of black enamel but ohwell haha. I actully dont need it as i have the black primer that comes with the kit, i hear  its glossy and looks good aswell. Today its very damp out and cloudy it be perfect to paint the engine, por 15 paint dries from humidity not from heat or dry air. But i didn't make plans today so i may hold out till i have a day reserved just to paint it, i dont want to have to stop painting in the middle or it might get screwed up lol. So ill will have enouph paint left over to paint another engine if i were to come across another haha!!!!  Cheesy If anyone has a R175 for sale let me know  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #129 on: August 11, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »

Rite now im ready for the priming of the engine, i dissasembled the engine, then i did the prep grease cleanup and metal prepping solvent. Now everything's all taped and ready! So i put the tape on the gasket surfaces, then with a smooth metal object like my socket wrench i rubbed the edge of the corners to "cut" the tape perfectly,  Wink And for other spots i used a small fine sharp utility knife.

Heres a few pics before i start the priming
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« Reply #130 on: August 11, 2017, 07:45:37 PM »

I also got a few more parts haha, 2 spare fuel injector plunger and barrel sets, and 2 injector nozzel sets!   Grin
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« Reply #131 on: August 11, 2017, 08:02:27 PM »

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« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2017, 08:35:34 PM »

The engines painted !! Heres a few pics before i fully assemble it, the paint is dry!!! It looks so shiny it looks wet haha!! Its looking very good id say!
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« Reply #133 on: August 14, 2017, 09:36:28 AM »

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« Reply #134 on: August 18, 2017, 08:21:14 PM »

Hers a few more pics after some touchups

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