So this engine and car only has ~50,000 miles on it. But it hasn't had anything really done to it over the past 40 years. Car is going through a little restoring which I'm having no problem with but I want some advice as I go through the engine.
I used quotes on rebuild because I have a whole bunch of replacement parts: new battery, alt, coil, wires, plugs, fuel pump, oil pump, water pump, 32/36 weber, sensors, gaskets, etc. I want to replace everything to really make sure that everything has been at least gone through and addressed before I put this car back on the road.
The extent of what I have planned is getting the engine out, cleaning it all up, scrubbing it down, sanding and repainting a couple pieces (cover and oil pan). Them simply replacing all the parts with the new ones I have and regasket everything.
Considering this is my first build I wanted to ask the forum on what they would suggest and tips to keep in mind when working on an engine. Need all the tips and info I can get. Check out my build thread for more pictures too.
I guess my first question so far is
When I get to cleaning, what should I use? Prefer to use lesser harmful chemicals if possible, but more importantly what can I use considering the metals. Being from Maine and on the coast I wanna make sure nothing causes rusting or corrosion. Where on the engine should I be careful of getting chemicals or cleaners?