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Update from the weekend. Finally was able to locate the Engine Serial Number
1977 Build T6.354 Counter Rotation Perkins Diesel 165 HP / Velvet Drive 72C 1.52 Ratio / 18RH19 4 Blade Prop
Ordered a Workshop Manual from Transatlantic Diesel today. That will help guide me to check compression and try to wake to engine back up.
why check compression? Change filters, maybe oil if iffy, clean new fuel and prime, hand rotate, watch valves? and let her rip.
 

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For the engine, first remove the injectors and pour some ATF or Marvel Mystery Oil in each cylinder. Let it sit overnight. Then try bar-ing the motor over. Work it back and forth and then rotate the engine a few times. Lots of oil will shoot out, so put some rags over the injector holes.

Once the motor seems free, bleed the injectors and try starting it. However fuel may have algae growth in it, so may have to work on the fuel system before starting.

You can clean the fuel in the tank by running it through an Algae-X magnetic fuel conditioner. You just need a pump and the Algae-X. A filter would help, but not necessary.
Algae-X - Marine Fuel Polishing, Filtration, & Maintenance Solutions

Once the fuel looks good, change the engine fuel filters, bleed the system and try running it.
 

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Diamond in the rough! I hope you keep the head sink/counter assembly, that's cool.
 

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Look like some issues around that hatch but so far looking like she is indeed saveable.
GOOD JOB!
Keep the pictures coming.
 
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