Funny, I'm getting shit from the guys at the shop about blowing the motor back apart and polishing the cases.
I've told them I need to get it on the road again and I'll do that shit later, But we all know that'll never happen..
I spend all damn day finishing up the engine today, had to rebuild both monoblocks, soda blasted them and put the full Amal 389 repair kits in them, then pulled the trans apart to find a lot of rusted parts and a broken gear.
here is a pic of the finished engine...[IMG][/IMG]
Nice work Torch.....is the timing case a modern repro?...I've just fitted a modern one on my bike and can't say I was impressed with it.Some of the mating surfaces where exposed because the new case must be a tad smaller.A thread was stripped in one of the grub screws holding one of the gears in the tacho drive,and the gears in the tacho drive didn't mesh freely.....anyways,seems to work ok now.
yes, as you know, and then after all that Bob put the wrong inner trans cover in it, (I kinda missed it from a supervisory standpoint) the one in the picture is for a slick shift trans and has no clutch cable mount.
Fuji and I fixed it today..
got some more work done today, I had a dilemma about what seat to run, solo seats look good but I wanted something a little different, so we were looking around the shop for a seat when Andy spots one of those good looking Biltwell Sportster seats in our parts store. We held it up to the bike and it looked just enough different to work.
What do you guys think ??[IMG][/IMG]
It is certainly a nice seat, but my eyes, tell me that the front portion of it should be slightly shorter, to allow the seat to come down a bit closer to the frame, and contour with the fender more gracefully. It looks like there is a lot of room between the bottom of the seat and the frame,and a bit of space between seat to fender, just my thoughts tho.
*Don't take me the wrong way Torch, man, I respect you a great deal,(likely much more than you realize) your one of my mentors! I know your a man of many means, you could shorten it by an 1" or 1 1/2" (or what ever you need) and have it recovered, likely even being able to reuse the Biltwell logo tag, have them stitch it up the same, a photo may help w/ this) then you'd have a 1 off Biltwell seat ! I'm not sure what this will do for your mountings,you may have to move them around a bit, but, again,...you are a man of many means. I also think deep down inside in the back of your head, you were questioning the seat, which is why you asked what we thought.