Rebuilding the 318



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Matthew Keij
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I like the red better. Makes it stand out a bit and doesn't look too boring.

Made some progress today! Also ordered a few more things. Waiting for the pics :mrgreen:
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Some new pics!

One of the pistons rings broke while assembling the pistons so we have a new set coming! 7 pistons in the 318 so far
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Any suggestions of how to remove the rocker arm shaft dowel pin?

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The shop removed it for us.
I think you can remove it with a pair of pliers. Should be ok if there is a little bit of movement in it.

I assembled the heads yesterday and they are ready to go back on the block. Waiting for some cam lube so we can put the NOS cam back in!
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The cam lube arrived and we made some progress again. The NOS cam shaft is in (thank you Forwardlook Frank!) and we put the heads back on. After a little break we went on with the timing chain, the NOS lifters (thank you Forwardlook Frank!) and the pushrods. More to come next week!
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Looking good guys

At least that's one way of keeping warm during winter :D

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This just in from Ron:
Ron Keij wrote:Yesterday we made good progress with the 318, finally got the intake manifold on Friday and yesterday we went media blasting again. Everything went well until we put on the oil pan and the seal cam out Had to find another one real fast but I did, jumped in the car and drove for a hour, bought 2 and drove an hour back home. We were busy from 8.30 AM till 8.30 PM, skipped lunch (we had homemade peanut butter cookies on the road) and fast dinner. Today we will be doing a lot too I hope and the plan is the the engine is painted by the end of the day with a lot of parts ready to install! All nuts and bolts degreased and media-blasted and hope to have time to watch the soccer game of Feijenoord.
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Well we didn't see much of the soccer game today but our team won :) We did see a lot of the garage though.
Friday we got the new intake manifold and it had to be media blasted so we went out to do so on Saturday morning.
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Also had some other stuff that we had to do and then a few hours later we got home and started putting the oil pan on. We had orderded the gasket in Germany as it was the only one not in the rebuild kit we have. It broke in different places and just came out when we tightened the bolts :( Had to find another one fast and there was one company in the country teat had a set in stock. A 2 hour drive and we could go on working on the engine.
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We got it all assembled but it was getting to late to paint it. So this morning we build a tent in the garage and finally we could start painting.

4 layers of primer, 3 layers of paint and 3 layers claer coat should do the job.
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Exhausted? Paint fumes? Just painting the oil pan
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Wow! We are in the winter doldrums. Not much going on, except for what's happening in Poortvliet. In the interest of keeping the website alive, I'm posting here a pic Matthew recently sent. Lookin' good!
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And the engine is in! Can't wait for the videos...
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New pics!!!!
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Matthew! Did I order this decal?

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I chickened out and sent my P/S pump out to be rebuilt. It was kinda greasy, but if I'm not mistaken the housing had actually been painted blue. Any chance it came like that from the factory?
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Faulkner wrote:
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Matthew! Did I order this decal?
Yes - I did! Because you told me to!

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IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!

After lots of work today we got the engine running for the first time since the rebuild :!: :!: :D Took a while to get it started but with the help of our friend Andre we got it running, a bit loud without exhaust pipes but it ran well. Now we need to adjust the timing and replace the oil pressure sender.
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Awesome!! The sheer power of a Poly 318!!!

Hey Matthew, are the heater hoses on right? :P
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