Before fitting the cylinder block, I had mocked-up all the parts, both for the new cylinder and head, as well as for the display engine (we'll get to that in due course); this was to find out exactly what was missing before I went any further: it'd be easy at this point to get caught up in the enthusiasm only to find work grind to a halt for want of a 50p washer... So, I came up with a relatively short list of fasteners and gaskets that I got from Andover: an absolute pleasure to deal with, very fast and the real deal when it comes to spares. Accept no substitute. There are also a few decals for the side panels and tail fairing, since the whole bodywork will need to go back to Toni for some minor repairs and a conservative re-spray.
I've also decarbonised the valves, real bloody drudgery but it has to be done. Even so, I did the absolute minimum, but it's definitely good enough. The build-up of carbon especially on the intake valves was pretty horrendous and betrays the sort of carburation nonsense that had been going on before. Here's some before and after:
Next up, actually assembling the valvetrain!