In June and July we removed all the parts of the motion including 8 oil pots still in their NCB blue! All parts are in storage ready to be cleaned, repaired or replaced - probably a winter job.
|Oil pots from motion, still in NCB blue. Injector still has some NCB blue as well!
|Valve rods disconnected and slide bars where oil pots are located.
|LH piston about to be removed.
|LH piston removed. Very dry and with some rust on rings.
|Before removing the LH piston we slackened the 4" nut on the RH piston. This was achieved by welding a tube to the box spanner.
|4 eccentric rods to be removed.
|Eccentric rods disconnected.
|Eccentric straps for removal.
|4 eccentric straps and 1 rod on trolly! Hard work!
|The 2 valve connecting rods (centre) and the RH & LH con rods with crossheads on either side.
|Both con rods in pit!
|RH & LH big ends and slide bars.
|Piston valve rods gone along with all other motion.