|Adding some fuel|
|A collection of batteries|
Initially we tried starting the engine with jump leads and batteries on the floor. The starter really struggled with one battery so we added another in parallel: no better! In the end, Dr J bolted a battery into the proper place and used the existing battery connections. Amazing how much of a difference the jump leads were making!
|Bit of smoke from the DIY exhaust. Tightening the bolts later fixed the leak|
|The main positive feed for the 24v system was on the starter solenoid which is no longer needed, so I made a plastic block to mount things on instead. This saves a lot of wiring and keeps thing neat.|
Most people use the series alternator mounting to mount the alternator using the same belt as the crank and water pump. My old engine had a massive military generator mounting instead, so I had to make my own alternator bracket.
|The alternator mount.|
There are a few jobs left to do – leaky fuel pipes being one – but things are looking good for getting The Duke back on the road soon!