Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting Closer

I just this morning torqued down the base nuts and head bolts.  I followed Wes's handy tech write up TO A TEE!  Check it out and get torqued - http://junkwithwheels.blogspot.com/2011/03/get-torqued.html

For the order of which bolt to torque when, I followed this http://knuckleheadtheology.blogspot.com/2007/01/shovel-head-gasket-tip.html

Also, if you don't feel like scribbling out the equation, here is a site that will do it for you.  http://www.freeinfostuff.com/TorqueExtension/TorqueExtension.htm

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Had the jugs lightly hones and cleaned.  Painted them.  Had the pistons cleaned too.  New rings.  the slugs are 20 over. 

Gasket on the cam chest was leaking so I replaced it.  Also took a peak at the breather and it looked clean and clear.  I discovered that the previous owner installed an Andrew's A grind.

Cam chest back together.  I'm rebuilding my rocker boxes now and hopefully with have them attached to the heads very soon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


My friend found this.

Inner Primary fixed!

I had a pretty bad hole worn in my inner primary starter housing from riding a lowered bike with a 24t front sprocket.  I tried patching it myself with some JB Weld and it just wasn't making me feel good.  So I sent it to a shovel friendly guy who welded it up like new.  Below are photos of my C.O.B. fix followed by photos of the proper fix. 

 See that crack!?

 This is how it is done!  Thanks to Jamie for his aluminum welding skills!