I urgently need your collective opinions and advice.
In order to get my broken '56 shorthood SA200 welder back on the road I took a "spare" engine to a machine shop for rebuilding.
The spare engine, although a Continental F162, did not come from a Lincoln welder. It came from a stationary engine which probably was used to power an irrigation pump or something similar.
As it turns out, the "spare" engine, although an F162, has a distributor that mounts in the head. The machine shop called me about this today. They are concerned that the distributor may interfere with the shroud or the tank.
Do any of y'all know if this is an issue? Stated another way, has anybody ever seen an SA200 welder that had a distributor mounted above the cylinder head?
It's now the moment of truth. I need to ask 'em to proceed to rebuild it or I need to ask 'em to stand down and issue a bill for their inspection work.