evening hope everyone is good. hope you had a good Easter.
finished repairing the one sport scout hub that we re gonna use on the sidecar chassis to allow us a brake. installed new races and bearings. ran the hubs up to Woodys Wheels in Denver early this past week. Zack told me they would be done early this next week. after evenings of trying to find tire options the tallest tire to fill the big fenders are the Cokers. I ordered them Friday, they will be here mid week.
got one of the welding tables cleaned off, (that’s like a miracle). will be starting on the sidecar chassis in the near future I hope.
a little while back I had talked about trying to get a bit more air to this old girl. the later 40s and 50s had a larger intake. but the intake nipples are smaller and would not adapt to the later size intake. but the exhaust nipples are the same size. my not thinking things out, Eric had already powder coated the cylinders and I sure did not want to screw them up. after removing the lock pins, making a copper backing I welded up the nipples to shrink them. then welded a nut to them to be able to turn them out. it all went well. cleaned them up and installed the exhaust nipples in the intake ports, drilled and pined them. hopefully she,l run well enough the gas and air wont forget where there going.
Linda got the seat oiled up. I put the hardware on and mounted it.
after numerous times fitting the engine to trans, installing clutch and gears, primary cover I think (hope) I m done with that part.
taking heed from a pretty well known 101 Indian Scout builder George Yarocki I bevel cut the wrist pins and put a degree bend on the keepers to keep them in place. also rounded the squared bottom end of the piston, hoping to leave a bit more oil on the cylinders for the rings.
rechecked and adjusted ring clearances.
installed rings (note to self) all three unmarked compression rings were installed with inner bevel (chamfer) up.
warmed up and installed pistons on rods. (t slot forward)
install cylinder studs in the cases. index ring gaps, oil em up and install the cylinders.
install cylinder head studs
going to use solid copper head gaskets.
my Brother Karl gave me a hand setting her in the frame.
hope you all have a great week. LAUGH LOTS.. gary