Lucky Phil Posted November 29, 2018 Report Share Posted November 29, 2018 Well after years of sitting on these puppies I have finally gotten around to fitting them.The fit is very nice indeed. Elegance. Original chain drive in good condition after 42,000klms The original cam retaining bush which had almost zero wear at 42,000 klms which was a surprise. The updated cam retaining bush. Note the oil feed reliefs machined into the front face to improve lubrication. I had one of the new ones on hand but otherwise I would have just die ground the reliefs. The Lucky Phil cam/crank holding tool.Being the lazy type I made this up with very low expectations but it worked a treat. Just goes to show sometimes you can overthink things and simple is best. Leverage is your friend...sometimes. Gears installed and ready to button up. From the other side. New crank seal installed. Be silly not to. Gears were greased lightly for the first start. I pulled the ignition pickup and put 500ml of oil in there so the gears have some lube for the first start. This area of the crankcase only gets the oil from the front main bearing and cam bearing leakage plus any that might slosh forward under braking from the sump. So the gears rely on the oil pump gear picking up trapped oil in the bottom and flinging it up the gear train and crankcase vent oil and main/cam bearing overflow. Hence filling the well so to speak. A new metal timing cover gasket also installed. Now to replace the manual fuel tap that decided not to shutoff when I was pulling the tank. Faulty somehow. Not very safe to have liters of fuel pouring out the fuel tap with the tank halfway off and not able to be dropped down again so the fuel hose can be connected. After that its the gearbox support plate to install. 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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