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Date:  12-23-2017
Number of Hours:  2.50
Manual Reference:  na
Brief Description:  Remove Cylinders & other misc parts

First step today was to grind the snot out of my brand new 1/2" cylinder base wrench. Previously did the 9/16ths. Loosened the 8 1/2 cylinder base nuts. Continued to remove all cylinder base nuts. This was relatively easy, but VERY tedious. The lower nuts had to be removed by turning 1/12th of a turn each application of the wrench. Tight fit, especially around the pushrod tubes.
Once all the nuts were off, I decided to remove the intake elbows instead of waiting to do it on the bench; figured I'd have better leverage.

Cylinders pulled right off. I didn't remove the rocker covers, rockers, and pushrods, since I want to take my time and make notation which cylinder, and which valve from which they came.

Removed nuts and washers from the pushrod lifter housings. Have to drill-out the lower Cessna baffle (not needed on rebuild) before the housings can be removed.

Tried to remove one of the piston pins. Allegedly they just slide in, but the manual notes that if varnish builds up they'll have to be pounded-out after suitable bracking of the piston and rod. It was getting late so this will wait for another day. After that, the case can be split!
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Cylinders off! What a bear....

Cylinders off! What a bear....

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Nice Jugs

Nice Jugs

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