All I can say here is I am so grateful that I didn’t have to do this. Imagine using a heavy heavy steamer and hose to squirt boiling steam in an enclosed space to remove eighty years of gunky diesel sludge. Yuck.
Some sterling work from team L&L and it is looking a lot cleaner. You wouldn’t exactly eat your dinner in there but I did venture down there in a white dress and came out pretty much muck free. I can still taste diesel though.
Despite the muck and grime inside, the view from the engine room looking out is great.
The final job was the blasting of the plates that make up the floor of the engine room. I know I keep banging on about this but isn’t Shotblasting amazing? From crappy cruddy rusty metal to really quite passable. Again, very tempting to zap all your possessions.