We made the decision to pull the old 216 straight-6 engine and set it aside.
Next we found and purchased a 235 straight-6 out of state. It had already been rebuilt, so we made the plans and GREAT effort to get it shipped out to us. Exciting!
|Receiving the Crated Engine
It had not been rebuilt, and people are dishonest.
(TD had a beer and I had a White Russian)
...and, though the guy thought he had a 235 it was not.
(Then we opened the wine)
More of The Good:
The engine was a 261!
Abbey's old engine was a 216
Abbey's new engine was supposed to be a 235
Abbey's ACTUAL new engine is a 261
Even More Good:
The overall condition of the 261 was actually in much better shape than the old 216, and though a rebuild is definitely happening, it is still a lesser task than getting Abbey's old engine up to speed. (Pun intended)
So long story short, we thought we were getting a 235 but got a 261 = Great
We thought it was rebuilt but it wasn't = Bad
It will be overhauled and painted = Great!
Also: As always I have to reiterate, Abbey will still retain her vintage good looks, but her engine will be more suited to our current driving needs. (She's not pulling stumps any more!)