Picked up a basket case SA200, haven't run the numbers yet but it is reported to be a 1978. Guy swapped in a forklift motor, continental 4 , Think it is an F163 but might be a
162. It has the thin tube 1/4 tutn oil filler and the starter is in the 1 oclock position. I thought I read that the 162 never used a high mount starter, can anyone confirm this info?
motor is not totally up and running but has great compression, 130 across the board. The previous owner did cut out the vents to access the engine coupling, can this cause any problems and should I pull it down and reasemble using the method Kaye Sellon has posted. I know some people shortcut the teardown this way but don't know if it caused problems. Also has the hole in the top of the block for a distributor, I will have to decide wether to go Mag, or distributor. I have both on hand, any pros / cons? Over the next days when I get some time I will make some coil and exciter checks with the ohm meter and post up some pictures. hope to have the engine up and running soon.