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This is my rebuilt motor prior to reinstalling it. The starter, flywheel and all other components were stripped off my damaged block and installed on the rebuilt block. Blackbird also rebuilt the fuel pump, the water pump, (including a new impeller in the lower unit). In addition, they drained the lower unit oil and filled it with fresh oil, replaced the thermostats and the poppin’ valve, which prevents excessive water pressure from damaging the engine.
This is standard procedure for an 8-hour rebuild at Blackbird.
Photo: Mark Hicks