Well I got the gearbox off,came off quite easy, once I balanced the engine and gearbox in line.
Got the engine on my little trolley, and with a couple of pieces of thin ply on the stone chip path, pushed it around the back, just outside workshop, thankfully a lovely day as well.
I’ve taken the air con compressor off, the power steering pump off, I’ve even took off the inlet manifold, for now, very crispy wiring to injectors,and some perished tubing, that will have to be looked at completely separately on the bench.
Unfortunately the water pump is broke, now it could have been like that when I bought it, or it’s got broke during removal/ transportation I don’t know!
I need to remove the flywheel, so I can fit my flywheel from 3.8, then I can fit my bellhousing, then I can fit the starter, set up a basic cranking circuit, and check for compression etc.
Hopefully it won’t need a tear down, but I would rather know now.
On a positive note,I took my other boat out yesterday for a couple of hours, and all seems well with her, got some new wiper blades to go on, as the others tottaly perished.
Just seen a new water pump on EBay for £95, seems like a good deal as the repair kits are 60/70, l know I need a new housing but there’s not a lot of difference in the prices,
Anyway that’s me for now.