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Home Stuart Turner P5M Engine Overhaul 2008 Repainting Inboard Engine

Repainting Inboard Engine

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After getting our Stuart Turner P5M engine running it was time to take it apart again and strip off the remains of the old paint and as much of the surface corrosion as possible before repainting it to stop it from rusting any further and polishing the brass work to finish off return it to its former glory.

 

First we stripped the engine back down as much as possible then we removed as much of the old paint and rust as we could.

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

The next problem was degreasing the engine and gearbox as much as possible so the new paint would adhere to the surface of the engine properly.

p5m engine sprayed in white degreasing foam

After degreasing the engine and gearbox it was time to start painting it.  As you can see from the following photos while we were painting we propped the engine up at some strange angles to allow access to all the different surfaces of the engine.

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

 

 Stripping the paint of the flywheel with the help of power tools resulted in a nice clean shiny surface ready for some new paint.

 Grinder being used to remove rust and old paint from flywheel.

Flywheel looking nice and shiny ready to be painted.

 

After finishing stripping all the paint off the flywheel, engine mounting base plate and other parts we then painted them green to match the paint on the engine and gearbox.

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

 

p5m engine stripped down and removable bit removed

 

When we had finished painting our P5M engine and reassembling it was then time to get it ready for another test run to make sure we had reassembled everything correctly before it was refitted to the boat.

p5m engine connected up in garden ready to test

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:04