but now I want to start a new thread with the rebuild proper. This is what I am going to do:
- Strip the top end and timing side off the engine, to release the head, barrel and engine plates for the dry build and to release the magneto and dynamo for reconditioning.
- Put the frame on the bench, and assemble the gear box and empty cases into it
- Start welding the mudguards, chain guards and seat pan to trial fit tinwear and frame components
- Dry build, with fasteners from stock and no engine internals, wiring or cables.
- Register, photograph and develop the 'missing & broken parts' list
- Send black items (cycle parts) out for powdercoat
- Rebuild the wheels
- Send the levers and handlebars out for plating
- Send the tanks, toolbox, and mudguards out for paint
- Start the engine and gearbox rebuild
- Reassemble when it's all back...
- Wiring and cables
So after finishing some woodwork, I lifted the engine onto the bench to start work using my chinese 1000 kg chain hoist, which made short work of the lift and saved my back:
I've had an engine stand for some time. I described it here:
http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/2 ... stand.html
and I used it's built on flexibility to manoeuvre the FH into a suitable position:
Of course, the purpose of getting it onto the bench was to have a look see. I hadn't noticed this broken bolt, or the worn splines before:
These are not the original crankcases for the bike, so I'm not too worried about that bolt - I have the original cases in storage - but what do you think of the splines?