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Old 02-15-2017, 07:03 PM   #41
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the in frame kit should have new pistons and liners matched as well as bearing inserts.. since you never spun a bearing you shouldnt have to turn the crank
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:06 PM   #42
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the in frame kit should have new pistons and liners matched as well as bearing inserts.. since you never spun a bearing you shouldnt have to turn the crank
-Christopher
I haven't pulled pistons yet to examine bearings. I'm hoping I don't have any spun. I don't have the means currently to pull a 1500lb engine out of the front of the bus, nor do I have an engine stand to remove the crank to have it ground.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:19 PM   #43
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Harbor freight has a 2000lb engine stand on sale for $125. And their 2 ton engine hoist is only $220.

It might be easier with a forklift though.

It is doable, but would be easier on concrete than gravel.

When you get it running again, lets talk about an Ohio/Michigan/Indiana rally. I think there are quite a few in the tri state area and it would be great to meet fellow converters, and a lot of fun.

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Harbor freight has a 2000lb engine stand on sale for $125. And their 2 ton engine hoist is only $220.

It might be easier with a forklift though.

It is doable, but would be easier on concrete than gravel.

When you get it running again, lets talk about an Ohio/Michigan/Indiana rally. I think there are quite a few in the tri state area and it would be great to meet fellow converters, and a lot of fun.

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I am all for meeting up. Hoisting won't work where I'm at currently, I'm parked in my back yard about 30-50 feet from concrete unfortunately. If I manage to sell my car and pick up a cummins ram pickup I'll be able to pull her up to the concrete and consider pulling the block

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