Chris and Marty continued removing old staybolts and installing new ones. They worked non-stop for 4 to 6 hours (Marty spent the entire time INSIDE the boiler) and still weren’t able to finish…even with the help of an apprentice. By the way, staybolts (with caps) cost $200 each because they must be made to order.
Then they tried to remove the heads, pistons and connecting rods.
As usual it wasn’t easy. The heads came off with the aid of leverage. The large pins securing the connecting rods required jacks, heat, and a couple of hours of banging and cursing, but they came apart.