Yesterday, I tore down the engine. Didn't look nearly as bad as I expected. All cylinders have a noticeable lip at the top of the stroke. #7 also has a fairly prominent score and #6 has a very subtle one. I'll hold onto all the peripheral bits and let the rest go to the scrapper.
This morning I picked up Hanky's old top to trade with Alan. Rusty bugger, but it adds weight for the scrapper, too.
Later, I broke out the sawzall, air cutter, and grinder. Cut out the majority of the cancer in the driver's side firewall. Someone needs to remind me to keep my fingers away from a spinning grinder blade. Bought a brand new pair of mechanic's gloves and promptly ran it across my finger, right through the glove and into my finger. Doh! Merely a flesh wound!
More cutting to do and a sheetmetal bender on order from Harbor Freight, then a-welding we will go!
2 days ago