If I dont get outta here soon, I'm gonna have to change the name of this thread to
dickin around in steve's garage.......
So I got the bike up on the lift at Steves, his sons Justin & Jared also helped
the jug was pretty rough looking inside. there were aluminum buttons holding the piston pin in place. one was about 1/3 gone, the other was totally gone! it had turned into the aluminum coating on the cyl wall & piston
We dug around in Steves parts, & found another 101 cyl, some fins had been repaired, but inside was fine. I cut/gapped some .050 rings to go in it, since they were a little bigger, they will have more tension against the wall.
the piston was a bit stuck on the pin, so I made a puller out of some allthread & a piece of pipe
the pin bushing had become a little loose, so we knurled it & put some locktite on it
after cutting seats & lapping the valves, the new cylinder was ready to go on
steve checks it over
then we bored out my old cylinder, to see if it would be usable
we went from +030 to +060, it didnt clean up perfect, but we both deemed it as a suitable spare
I flushed the bottom end out with kerosene to try to wash out the extra bits.
after flushing it 5 times, it was pretty clean (I ran the drain thru the paper towels to see what came out)
so I installed the new cylinder
and we adjusted the oil flow to be 'extra wet' and I can adjust it down from there. It was definately a 'not enough oil' problem. Odd, because the bike has always been fine. when I redid the motor, I didnt touch any of the settings, and thought that would be ok.
seems I was wrong.....
and then took it outside to start it up.
I kicked it...
Steve looks at me & starts cussing.
when he pulled the piston out of the box, he thought it was an original. nope, its a hi compression bonneville piston for racing, and its too tall, & hits the head.
it should be level with the cylinder top.... oops!
No biggie, I tell Steve that when we do something like this in Bama, we just say we were doing a 'test fitting'
So, piston replacement, part 2....
you can see the height difference here....
so got it all back together & rode it a little bit, but it wasnt running great. Seems like the intake manifold is leaking, so I sealed it with some silicone, & will let it cure overnight.
While I'm watching silicone harden, I thought I'd wash some clothes.
I'm not used to these new fangled west virginia washing machines, but at least he has a modern electric one!