|An empty but patient crankcase|
Not a very exciting blog post, but it will help me to figure out where I am on the engine rebuild...
So, the state of play this morning:
- The cases are fully machined, clean and partially polished.
- The connecting rods have new bushes and shells and have been polished. New nuts are available.
- The crankshafts are machined and cleaned, and I have the new oil way plugs available
- The camshaft has been machined & cleaned
- I have the coupling gear cover polished, the coupling gears and their seals & bearings ready and I have a new gasket and a set of studs and nuts from Acme Stainless. I also have a coupling gear 'pusher' to help me pull the crankshafts through the coupling gears.
|Front crankshaft during stripdown|
- Finish polishing the cases
- Assemble the crankshafts & connecting rods
- Assemble the crankshafts & camshaft into the cases
- Fit the bottom end into the bike
- Assemble the coupling gears and fit the cover - filling it with oil through the overflow hole
- Decide what building lubricant to use
- Decide how to torque up the big end nuts
- Decide what sealant I am going to use on the crankcases
- Decide what oil I am going to use