• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Can I powerwash the block while on the stand?
#1
So now the engine on the stand. Can I push it outside and powerwash the crap out of it before I start tearing it apart? It's got tons of sludge both inside the area where the push rods go and on the outside of the block. Can I spray engine degreaser inside the area where the lifters are and then blast away?

Doc

Doc

[Image: 6y14ea.jpg]

Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
  Reply
#2
I think thats a good idea. I powerwash my block ,too. After perfect cleaning i coat it with WD 40 , and put the block in a big plastic bag when i dont work on the engine .For rust protection.

[Image: t5Banner.jpg]
  Reply
#3
Sure you can, just make sure you disassemble it right away so rust does not start. Try using Castrol Super Clean for a degreaser, it works real nice.

How far are you going into it? If you are doing a full rebuild just have the block hot tanked to clean it. To fully clean the block knock the freeze plugs out and remove the oil galley plugs to clean the internal passages.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
  Reply
#4
If your are taking the block and heads to a machine shop then dont bother as stated. Just take it apart and take them the dirty parts, they always clean them up for you.

[Image: mustangnight010.jpg]
1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
  Reply
#5
Way to go Doc. Trying to get mine back out of the boxes now. Got everything needed if I can find everything. Hoping to drive by MOTHERS DAY....NOT lolTongue

[Image: 1_30_09_13_10_12_32.png]
Alan L
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Which Engine Block Plate is Correct for a 351C? I have three different plates. 4mm 6 926 02-26-2018, 09:03 AM
Last Post: Hemikiller
  351c block opportunity to buy 73pony 5 873 11-25-2017, 09:05 AM
Last Post: will e
  Block and heads clean and check cost? scgamecock 8 611 10-17-2017, 07:37 PM
Last Post: Hemikiller
  Just Exactly Which 351 C Is This Block Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs 22 2,135 10-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  Big Block into a 6 Cylinder Convertible - Rear Swap? red73mustang 6 839 06-15-2017, 09:09 PM
Last Post: turtle5353
  Block CAST id VS CAST date hetrickw 7 884 04-14-2017, 01:54 PM
Last Post: hetrickw
  Block casting number help 73pony 7 701 01-24-2017, 03:38 PM
Last Post: 73pony
  Engine block question york0060 3 524 01-24-2017, 11:12 AM
Last Post: york0060



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)