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280SE engine build part 2

Today was spent assembling the piston and con rod assemblies,fitting the new rings after checking them in the bores to ensure the ring gasp is correct . Then fitting the crank followed by¬† fitting the crank seal . a little task which can up to an hour to get right so the crank doesn’t leak.

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The block was repainted to an original type of black finish

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With new side plates and fasteners the short block is beginning to look like an engine again.