Well, kicking off the rebuild for "2L", the crusty Martini Olive Microbus (august 1975, early 2L) that just happened to be the right price....albeit oil light flickering at idle. The first item on the agenda was to extract the motor from the car, get it apart and conduct assessments on all the parts to find out the following; -what is ok to rebuild -what is buggered -what is missing. The good- The motor WAS running, but 'tappety' , gutless and a flickering oil light at idle. Was also fairly complete. The bad- pull down revealed "Type IV Syndrome", where a monkey had overtightened the strainer bolt and cracked the case. Onto the shelf it goes and out with another case. Other than that just another average 2L that looks like it has have a 'top end recondition' on a worn out bottom end. Centre main bearing loose in the case, down to the copper, cam bearings and cam completely buggered... Lucky for me, the heads had the name of the workshop(Adelaide) stamped in them! I then wasn't surprised. Now to get it all started, once the tinware was cleaned, straightened, a couple of parts replaced where some rock ape had cut an extra hole to get a spark plug out, the heater boxes welded and repaired, it was off to the powder coaters to make them all look nice! See any parts your engines are missing in the next few posts?