Thursday, November 4, 2010
Engine Rebuild-November 4, 2010
I finished with the engine rebuild. Overall, it wasn't too bad. The hardest part was getting the crank to fit into the engine case. I would recommend putting the crank into the freezer for a night and heating the engine case with a butane torch. With some gentle taps, the crank eventually went in. The second tricky part was getting the two engine halves together while making sure that the gear selector was properly engaged. Put in new bearings and a complete set of seals. Right now I am in the process of getting the exhaust repaired and once that is complete I will give the new engine test. Once this is done, I'll move on to getting the airbox redone and flywheel cover repaired and painted. Coming along slowly, but still coming along.