Major Overhaul of the Kelvin Engine

The Kelvin, now disassembled, at the shop of the Mpekatoros brothers.

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The cylinders.

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The gearbox.

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A pair of the cylinders. The cylinders of the Kelvin engine are not housed in a single block but in three pairs.

March 1992.

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Two sleeves.

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The pistons.

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The connecting rods.

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The overhaul continues.

March 1992.

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The overhaul continues.

March 1992.

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The overhaul continues.

March 1992.

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The overhaul continues.

March 1992.

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The crankshaft.

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The crankshaft.

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The new flanges.

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The overhaul on the engine body advances. Here the primer coat is applied.

April 1992.

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The overhaul on the engine body advances one more step. The pistons are assembled and the body painted. The paint is specially ordered to resist high temperatures and to retain the original Kelvin color.

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The new flange.

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The overhaul continues.

May 1992.

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The cylinder covers. The Kelvin engine has six separate cylinder covers instead of the common single cover. This system has an advantage during repairs/maintenance.

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The overhaul continues.

May 1992.

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Many of the new flanges have already been used. The overhaul continues.

May 1992.

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The injectors were sent to Bosh, their manufacturer, for reconditioning.

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Mr. Manolis Mpekatoros prepares the gearbox for painting.

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The gearbox now painted with a primer.

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Mr. Antonis Mpekatoros with the Kelvin engine.

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The overhaul continues.

May 1992.

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The pulley also painted with a primer.

May 1992.

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The radiator, ready after its overhaul, is also given a primer coat.

July 1992.

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A cylinder cover also painted with a primer.

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The engine overhaul at an advanced stage.

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Mr. Manolis Mpekatoros scraping one more part before painting.

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Mr. Manolis Mpekatoros scraping one more part before painting.

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The Kelvin engine is almost ready. Mr. Antonis Mpekatoros in the background.

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The major overhaul is complete. Now the moment of anxiety: starting and testing the engine in the machine shop of the Mpekatoros brothers.

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The engine started and the test was successfully completed!!!

July 1992.

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Mr. Manolis Mpekatoros and Mr. Antonis Mpekatoros are very pleased!!!

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Now begins the process of loading the engine for transportation from the shop.

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Raynaldo, “Faneromeni’s” current crewman, adjusts the hoist together with Mr. Manolis Mpekatoros.

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The crane is getting ready.

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The engine exits the doorstep of the Mpekatoros brothers machine shop.

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The Kelvin engine hangs in the air, just about to settle on the bed of the truck-crane.

July 1992.

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