Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Charlotte/Harrisburg NC
Starting to get Excited!
Well, I feel like I turned the corner on my overhaul today. I borrowed a friend's valve spring compressor and pulled the valves and I finally got all the deposits off the exhaust valves. The heads are and ports are nice and clean too.
My friend has a bead blaster and we cleaned up the valves - they look great. I lapped them and there is nice fresh frosting on the valves and seats. My ball-hone and new rings should be here the beginning of the week and I can finally start putting things back together.
New EV27 cam, tappets and pushrods are sitting there waiting to be installed along with a new Torrington bearing and top-end and gear cover gasket kits.
I have some spots to touch up on the frame, I've got to paint the jugs and it won't be long before I can fire it up!