Any how I am just "Kibittizing" as usual.
No, Rex; your comments and advise are highly appreciated !
New cylinder studs are in:
'Flattened' the heads back
Pistons are in. Cylinders are on. No pictures; lowering the cylinders down over 4 rings, all by yourself,
is a...erh...challenge in itself, and doesn't leave a free hand to take photos.
( Aaaaand I forgot about it, when after spending half an hour with one particularly
un-coorperative cylinder/rings...I noticed I had forgot to put on the cylinder-base-gasket first....GRRR!)
Checked if there were space for the valves (upwards movement. It's a sidevalver, remember) by putting this gum on the valves,
assembling the top and turn the engine:
...and checked for clearance around the new bigger
...which, as you can see, there was,
except on the other
cylinder/head there wasn't,
so this here idjiout squashed the head, turning the engine.
...but it really didn't matter much, as I had to re-work the head anyway,
and BTW these heads are made of marshmellowuminum.
Just before oil-pump goes on:
Just what an INDIAN named The Salt Cracker need for a gear-nob.
A friend dropped by with this magnificent gift
...made of pure Bonneville salt.
OK; the last part wasn't entirely true.
The nob is made in one of them 3-D 'printing' wonder-machines,
and is made of ABS-plastic.