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I bought this oilfield engine a couple years back, it was rusty, stuck, and missing it's flywheels. I was fortuanate to find a set of flywheels still on the crank, sad part was the crank was really to badly rusted, and pitted to use so I had to switch them over to the original crank. Heres some pics over a course of a couple years up till today when I set the crank / wheels back in the bedplate.

I had to drill the keys to get them to move and drive out.







Getting ready to reinstall the piston



Our Grandaughter Stormie and the bessemer piston








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The engine on it's original wooden timbers ready for shipping weighed 5300 lbs, that's according to what I have learned from an engine site. The flywheels are 1000 lbs, the rigging equipment is part of my everyday work tools, I have the engine here in Mobile, Al. right now so I can work on it of the evenings.


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Jim not every one who works on the road can take their fun work with them. want to see that thing run when you get it all together.. ;)
 

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Yea it sure has some heavy parts....been working on it as much as possible when time and weather permits. Today I put the headgasket on and bolted the head back on today, probably all I get to do for a while.....seems there sending me to a job in Louisiana that has to done a.s.a.p so it seems I'm not coming home this weekend...unfortuanately. I'm just about to the point of running fuel lines and putting the hot tube in, won't be long.

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