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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:32 am 
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It appears the ceramic coat is on the side of the piston land as well. Im not so sure this will be kind to the cylider wall. Have you had experince with this?
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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Sumfun4me wrote:
I haven't had a lot to add to this for some time now - not since I stripped it back down & started over. I've been focussing on getting the engine completed, and it's coming along now. I hope to be finished with it within the next couple of weeks & can then start re-assembly. Here's a couple of pics:

Nearing completion:

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perfect, but oil window on the left side.....
I think oil level will be a little high.. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:15 pm 
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CrankyRoller wrote:
It appears the ceramic coat is on the side of the piston land as well. Im not so sure this will be kind to the cylider wall. Have you had experince with this?
-Cranky-

I cant say that I have, but the guys who did the work are very good & they do all of the drag engines here in WA & have a fantastic reputation, so I trust that they know what they are doing.


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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:02 pm 
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[/quote]perfect, but oil window on the left side.....
I think oil level will be a little high.. ;)[/quote]

The second oil sight glass is correct according to the manuals. I would assume that this is just to plug the hole for the timing check?


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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:21 pm 
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The glass on the left should be clear. If you try to run the engine without it, to check timing, for instance, you will get sprayed with oil! Ask me how I know that. MikeV


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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Ok Mike, how do you know?! I laughed out loud. The little metal star in the center of the sight window can be removed. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:00 pm 
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618F1 wrote:
The glass on the left should be clear. If you try to run the engine without it, to check timing, for instance, you will get sprayed with oil! Ask me how I know that. MikeV


I figured this Mike, but given the difficulty in getting hold of the original sight glasses to start with I'm reluctant to pull it apart. I'm waiting for the Santamonica to turn up so that I can see what it has fitted, in case I need this new one for that bike.
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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:31 am 
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Ian Gowanloch has site glasses for sale on eBay regularly.
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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:46 am 
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Thanks Mike, but I spoke to Ian some time ago & the one's that he has aren't the original black ones - these are the same part number but were a later part & are an ally finish. He said he was working on finding a manufacturer to make some reproduction ones in black but didn't think it would happen for a while yet. I found mine through a dealer in Europe after sending out a group e-mail to the dealers.

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 Post subject: Re: The rebuild begins
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:46 am 
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Hey Lou, sometimes, here in Oregon, those things fog up, and you cannot see anything inside. Or, they are just plain cloudy to begin with. So, one day, I got the bright idea just to remove it so I could see really good. It did not work out!

MikeV


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