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Old 03-16-2011, 04:13 AM   #61
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Here I go on my own post again.
Droped out the new drive plate to the engine builder this afternoon.
Starter motor still to be rebuilt and exhaust manifold to come back from ceramic coater.
Going to put the engine on the dyno early next week. Will get some photos and may be a vid of the work up.
progress slow, satisfaction good.
A couple of photos of engine.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:15 AM   #62
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Damn, Benn - all these shiny motors being flashed around, now - once mine is back working again - I gonna be forced to degrease the damned old red Lehman and paint the darned thing to be "in the swim."
The parts are in the country and allegedly somewhere between Sydney and here, but still no show...the frustration...I tell you no lie....
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:53 PM   #63
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Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

OK

Today was Dyno day. We got her set up and running. A couple of adjustments still to be made to get peak HP 127 @ 1500 RPM and then all goes together ready for transport up to boat. Planning on having this ready by mid April.

The ceramic coating on the exhaust manifold is silver* and looks chromed but stops about 60% of the heat radiation , may have to put a do not touch sign on it.

The bronze bilge pump on the front of the engine is not very high capacity but is an original fitting and can be run dry, you never know it may come in handy one day.

Have got the engine sump and gearbox drain pumps mounted on the gearbox for ease of use.

D day is getting closer.

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:29 PM   #64
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Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Just a short cut to a couple of vids of engine on Dyno.

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*Hope they work

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:42 AM   #65
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Just a couple of update photos.
It still looks like the engine will be ready for delivery to Tin Can Bay about the 15 th of this month
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:45 PM   #66
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Another visit down to "gary Gardner" today.
We did the final measure up for fitting engine to bed plate steel caps.
The boys will drill these out and then get the plates galvanisied.
We now have a for transporting the engine up to Tin Can Bay (Friday week, the 6 th May).

It is then up to me for getting the engine into the boat lined up all connections made and then home to Mooloolaba.
I wonder if I can make it by about the 22 nd May

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Old 04-29-2011, 03:29 AM   #67
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Been quite a saga Benn. You must be about over it by now. We are with you in spirit and hoping it all fits in and goes well, first pop, even though we can't be there to help.
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:21 AM   #68
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Good news, Mr G arrived in Tin Can Bay this morning.
We unloaded him into the work shop whilst I then proceeded to fit the engine bed plates in the ER.
This is now 98% completed so am going to try and arrange a crane to lower the engine into the boat on Thursday arvo, High tide is about 1600 hrs so should be able to do it about 13 00 or 14 00 hrs

A couple of photos attached but of poor quality.

Will post more as work progresses.
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

My God, that's a beautiful engine! Seems like it's a shame to fire it up and get it dirty!
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:23 AM   #70
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Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Well here we are back again.
The day eventually came.
Mr G was dropped into Tidahapah's ER with a very smooth operation this afternoon.
All fitted into place.
Now just to line up the unit connect the cooling water, all the electrics and fit a new exhaust pipe.
Hopefully engine trials in about 10 days.
Completed the job with a glass of bubbles in the Engine Room.


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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Hi Benn

Looking good
I should be down Monday for inspection and a couple of coldies

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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

"Completed the job with a glass of bubbles in the Engine Room"

Nice touch. I am glad to know I am not the only one who does crazy stuff like that.
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Quote:
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*As usual, great photos! Thanks, Ben, for binging us along for the ride.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #74
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

OK I won't bore you with much more on this transplant but here are a few short Vids taken during the lift & lower.
When all up and running I'll let you all know how it performs and what the consumption is.
I have to remove the prop when I get home and put another 4" pitch in it to get it all right.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapah#p/u/3/OFaNPAaAJxs
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapah#p/u/2/Uoewits_jgA
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapah#p/u/1/3cRzOP3T8zg
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapah#p/u/0/_UvJGfVQMuU
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapa.../3/wPDvrd4lxPo
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapa.../2/Q-udCSMd43g
http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapa.../1/OBTLNzcIwJQ

http://www.youtube.com/user/Tidahapa.../0/dzRBmiC6aik

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OK I won't bore you with much more on this transplant.........
******* Not boring from my perspective. In fact, it is quite interesting & informative.
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Tidahapah,

Did you just do an engine installation wearing flip-flops???? Can't believe you've got all your toes. Wow......look at all those aluminum fins. That Baby could put out a lot of heat in the ER. Sure wish I could go for a ride w you and feel and hear that engine. It seems odd to me that one would see so much aluminum on a big slow speed engine like this. Have you heard one run? Are they noisy? Is it going to take a long time to break in? Is this a great moment in TF history? Yes.
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Eric,
Mate in Australia they are called safety boots.
Must admit they are my summer ones and it has started to get chilly so must change to thicker thongs soon.
If you go back a page or so you can hear the engine running on the dyno.
The Gardner runs at 60 deg F so runs pretty cool and also quiet as WOT is at 1500 RPM cruising RPM should be about 1200
I have ceramic coated the exhaust manifold hoping to cut down some radient heat.
If it is still too hot I will change it to a water cooled manifold but Gary the Gardner expert(he who does all the rebuilds in Qld) says
it shouldn't be a problem.
Running in will be a fairly quick process working at cruising revs.

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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Benn,

I don't see how any engine can run at 60 degrees F. I went back to look at the converted FB on YW and see that it has a 6LW type engine (94hp). How does the LW engine differ from the LX? Is the LW all or mostly cast iron? I see there's one 4 cyl engine that's only 62hp. Could actually put one in Willy and cruise at 800 rpm. Hmmmmmmm. The Gardner is probably totally immune to underloading Ha Ha.
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Eric,
The 4LW was 56 Hp@ 1300 RPM and the 6LW 84 HP @1300 RPM ( I would say the 94 HP is the intermittant rating)
These are continuous ratings.
4LW 340 cub in / 5.58 lt
6LW 510 cub in/ 8.37 lt
These engines were the previous engines to the LXB series and the LXBs were followed by the LXC (turbo charged)
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RE: Engine transplant Fiat (IVECO) out Gardner 6LXB in

Just a quick update.
Have now completed the engine alignment, new exhaust system (s/s) installed,fuel system just about completed.
Will complete the electrical connections tomorrow and hope to have wharf trials.
Fingers crossed.
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