I just had to check the progress of the engine block, see if some of the grime has come off.
Wow! The results are truly phenomenal!
A bit of a light wire brush on the outside to remove any last trace of rust, and this block will be going back into the bath, where it will sit for just a little longer.
Then, a degreasing formula, then on to primer!
The oil pan was put in as well, it was very solid, but crusty.
It did not look at all salvageable, in very rough shape, but the bath revealed a very pristine workable component!
Baked-in oil contaminants were loosened to the point they could be lightly wiped away!
Parts list is being compiled, micrometer measurements will tell the tale.
Looks good so far....