thought it was about time i joined the party! ha ha!
right, engine is fully down and assessed.
Stock crank and rods, nice and clean down there too.
Standard bores, still on 87mm, not sure if the pistons were replaced but feels tight by hand, and ring gap is tight, so i should expect it had new rings at least, and with minimal effort, very clean and decoked easily.
there were a couple of bore scores that i spotted, but nothing to be concerned with, very low in the stroke, and possibly from a historic pick up of some sort, could have been the reason for rebuilding it in the first place last time round eh?
all the top end is sweet, and the icing on the cake is a set of Holbay 099 cams sitting in there!
i have spoken with Tom on these, as i found no specs at all online regarding their profile, and he seems to recall them being a fast road profile, but would have to consult his little black book for actual figures,
but i bet someone on here might recall what the profile of Holbay 99's were perhaps???? anyone???
a simple leak test of the valve seats revealed nothing, so i've moved on to the clearances themselves and left the valve gear in place for now.
water pump was the usual Bar'steward to remove, quite corroded in actually, so took quite a lot of gentle persuasion, good job we have a new one sat waiting for it Harvey!
now whats this about painting it aswell? i'm not sure i have the stomach for your shoice of colours mate, it'll look like a pizza from mars knowing you! ha ha!!
only joking, let me know what your thinking,
i could always wear my welding mask just in case