Thanks for the heads-up on the horsepower issue veesix75!
And thanks again for donating the engine for my project and I didn't mean to make you feel bad....honestly! I stripped the other one first as you have gathered from my scribblings.
I breathed(sp?) a big sigh of relief looking down the bores of this one. I can still see some of what must be the original honing marks and there is only the very slightest feeling of a lip on the upper side of the bores. I'm guessing it's the upper side of a flat four motor that takes the extra thrust of the compression stroke?
I'm a little surprised to discover though, that at TDC, the pistons don't come flush with the surface of the block, is this normal? I'm just guessing it's right as we're dealing with flush, not dished cylinder heads.
I was going to ask about the cams, it's clear now that the single lobe cams produce more horsepower than the dual lobe cams. I didn't know this so thanks for the info.
Just a week after collecting your motor, I was across in Merseyside picking up a complete motor and gearbox kindly donated by jd Ollie. This one came complete with Webers and just about everything else I can think of.
Between the two of them I should be able to rebuild a sweet motor.
"...Maybe it's blessed..." LOL!