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Author Topic: update on my engine project  (Read 583 times)
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1980 MCI MC-5C

« on: July 07, 2011, 07:45:34 AM »

I also posted this on the other board, but wanted to share with all my friends...   Wink

I'm about 6 months into my engine project, which is about 2 months longer than I thought it would take, but i am passing a major milestone. I am now finally at the stage of fabricating the intake and exhaust system, which is really the last step before being able to install it and get it running!

I bought a new/old stock factory rebuild industrial 8V71T to repower my MC-5C. The project consisted of stripping the engine to the block front and rear, and rebuilding with all the MCI bus accessories and covers, changing the flywheel housing, flywheel, rebuilding the clutch, new compressor, adding the jake brakes to the heads. Now I am modifying the blower housing and fabricating the exhaust to hang the turbo on the drivers side of the engine. I placed my order for the tube bends, vee-band clamps etc, on Tuesday so if Fedex cooperates I may be welding this weekend! I'll post pictures when I get that far...

Cheers, Brian

1980 MCI MC-5C, 8V-71T from a M-110 self propelled howitzer
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Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
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