I made up a copper replacement for a Range Rover 25 years ago. But this time I've got a stainless one to go in. If you have the inlet manifold off, it's worth replacing it with copper or stainless. Very easy to make a copper one yourself if you can solder.
Internally these engines are generally black and coated in sludge. This one looks like it has been recently reassembled, or it has been running on LPG which, over time, cleans them up. It might be worth investigating further. It might have a really good engine.
Well, no Dean. But tell me what you want to see and I can make pictures next week end.
This is like having your own personal, illustrated encyclopaedia publisher.
Cyf, While you have that engine block accessible, it's worth making or modifying a socket spanner to fit over the "wings" of the block drain taps in case you ever need to drain the engine block in your car. Access is difficult in the car and they always seem to be so tight that you can't open them with your fingers and access for other tools is awkward.
Dean, I just remembered that I have some radiator photos. I'll put them in a separate thread so I don't clutter up Cyf's thread.
Warwick, the fan "surround" on the radiator come from where?
I've been trying to remember Cyf, but I can't. I was trying it for size when the radiator was out a few years ago. I'll need to have a look in the shed, but it has me puzzled. (Must be going mad, or senile).
I included those photos as I was going to mention the surround because whatever it belongs to, that radiator might fit in the P5B. However, since I haven't yet figured it out, I've removed those photos in case they confuse someone. If I solve the mystery I'll put them back in with a note.
I have seen a few here in Perth, Australia that have been replaced by the radiator from a Holden Statesman Caprice V8 (VS series or thereabouts).
I have measured one of these and it is near enough identical in size - it just requires the mounting brackets shifted and the top plate (that has the four bolts on it) transferred over from the old radiator.
Otherwise a perfect fit.
Not a practical solution for UK residents unless GM ever released an equivalent Vauxhall or Opel rebadged version but ofr those of us down under there are a lot of these around and the radiators can be picked up from salvage yards for about $100 or bought new.
I have heard though that the new manufactured replacements are not as good quality.
I have trawled the internet for the last hour and cannot locate the part number. I can only say that a restorer here used to use a radiator place to do this conversion for him but they are no longer in business.
I measured my radiator and found a Holden radiator from a VS Statesman (V8 model NOT V6 model) and compared the dimensions, spot on from memory.
I can't recall the oil cooler setup as I was going to put this into my P5 that has a separate oil cooler so it wasn't a concern for me.
My other P5 has the oil cooler in the radiator so would require a conversion to a separate one unless the Holden one would accommodate this.
Here is a link to one I found on Ebay Australia. The Part # doesn't bring up any matches on a google search though so I suspect it is a part # that belongs purely to that radiator supplier.
Yes you can buy an oil cooler seperately - my '63 (running a V8) has one.
I have seen these radiators used as I said before so I'm not sure if the EBay listing I located may have a different variation or wrong picture or whether the raditaors were as pictured and required modification of the hose outlets to both on the drivers side.
Probably the only answer is for me to track down another one - but suffice it to say that it can be done with these and they comfortably cool a 5 litre cast iron V8 in Australian summers!!!!!!!!!
The condition of the inside of that water pump adds to my opinion that you have a well cared for engine there. And look at the cleanliness of that timing case. Not at all like the condition of the body.
Lots of great photos.
By the way, if you'd used a film camera instead of a digital camera, Kodak would probably still be in business.