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I wouldn't recommend it -- you could take the sheetmetal off and sandblast the sheetmetal, somewhere far away from the engine itself, but I certainly wouldn't recommend sandblasting the engine block -- it would be virtually impossible to keep the sand out of it.... Even if you were planning to totally disassemble the engine and clean it, I wouldn't want that amount of abrasives around the engine block... the sand will stick to oily surfaces inside and out.... My 2 cents.
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You may want to investigate having it "dipped" into a rust cleaning solution at a local rebuilder or Eastwood may have a do it yourself kit available.
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The engine is a good place to break out a can of solvent and a wire brush and scrub away. Spray it down well with carb cleaner to get rid of any residue, and it'd be ready for paint.[A href='http://www.wheatfarm.com']http://www.wheatfarm.com[/a]
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Hot water/chemical cleaning is the best way to clean it,,of course it has to be dis-assembled first,most machine shops will do it for you,,and if the motor is rusty ,,it will remove most of that too,,
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If you get the engine "hot tanked", make sure you tell the shop if there are any aluminum parts as the typical caustic hot tank chemicals will desolve aluminum
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