Sweet Sorghum "Rustbuster"
|July 6, 2001 above left; Fairbanks Morse "dishpan" engine before putting in the tank. above right; Filling the tank with a mixture of sweet sorghum syrup and water at about a 10:1 ratio water to syrup.|
|July 10, 2001 Here it is on the 5th day of being in the bath. I did a very light scrubbing with a plastic brush to get the residue off. Since the piston is stuck, I think I will leave it in for another week or so to see if it will loosen it up some.|
|July 17, 2001 After a few warm days the soup develops a good "head". It also smells like a still!|
|After rigging my tripod hoist and skimming the foam off the top, it is time to lift the engine out.|
|Here it is clear of the bath.|
|Just before rinsing. It doesn't take long for the rust to come back, so getting it rinsed, dried and primed in good time is a must.|
|After a quick coat of Rustoleum. I will try
to get the piston out after the primer has had a good
chance to dry.