The day I brought home the block.

It had been sitting exposed to the elements, and sustained quite a bit of water damage.

Stripping the block

Way too heavy to be moving around without a hoist.

Sitting in the makeshift solution tank.

Garage-build electrolysis setup to strip clean the water jacket and other hard to reach areas

Painting the cylinder heads

After a couple electrolysis cycles. Cleaned up quite nicely.

Painting the cylinder block to match.