….I pulled the clutch in quickly. Like an idiot I’d left the dripper tap open for a few days and the bores were full of oil. So I pumped it all out, and swabbed out the crankcases and it started well, albeit a little smoky. Took it for a run up the road and BANG, opened the l/h door and the rod has sheared at the weld on the flywheel.
So I guess it’s engine out and hands in. Photo to follow if you’d like to see it.
Do I pack it all up to Roger for a total rebuild and upgrade, what does he panel think?
Dear Glum of London
I don’t understand your comment “the rod has sheared at the weld on the flywheel” What weld? There shouldn’t be one! Do you mean that the crank big-end bush has sheared off?
See if you can post the photo on the forum.
Yes Dave, that’s exactly what I meant. I wrote the first post in some kind of foul mood! Spoke with Roger today, he’s agreed that I will take the motor up to him and he’ll strip it in front of me. I’ll then get, at least, new strongcranks, and discuss the budget for improving fuelling and gas transfer.
Got home at 6.00pm ,engine on the bench at 7.30pm, only tricky bit was getting it out of the frame rails!