So with the truck delivered, its time to find out what a 549cu gas motor sounds like. Apparently it sounds rather quiet, as it won’t start. No crank. The starter is hanging in space from its cable. I don’t know what took place, but I suspect a rager with the Ether Bunny, followed by a massive backfire?
I neglected the ‘before’ photos. Imagination should cover it.
A new nose cone was available in a few days time, but I had no idea if the truck even ran, and it was a Friday, and I was on a mission etc. And it wasn’t like I would make it any worse for the trying.
Flame On! Abrasive blast to clean, fixture, multiple pass fillet braze. I packed this in sand to slowly cool. May not have been necessary, but seemed like a good idea.
Face off the mounting surface, and good to go.