Sunday, March 4, 2012

Machining: done.

Right, the cylinder barrel and the crankcases are back from the machine shop, we'll be double checking the tolerances because you can never trust anyone too much. And as it turns out, you really can't: they stripped a thread on one of the crankcases' studs AND they fudged up one of the main journals on the crankshaft! More on that in the next few days.

I love the look of new pistons. These aren't sophisticated, by any means, but they are honest, heavy duty bits of kit that will get the job done. We've gone oversize one here, that way I know everything is tight and true, no mystery smoke popping up 4 months down the line...


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