17 years ago
just another update on my 1040 .
as you already know , one of the flywheels came off handy enough ,but
the other was stuck fast-with an ignorant key .
well , me and my father tried heating it - to no avail - so we resorted
to drilling .
i drilled as much as i could get out and then had a thought , that we
may be able to press the shaft from the flywheel ,should we take the
shaft out -so we took the crankshaft out and so off this afternoon we
went , to a good friend of my fathers (the man you skims the pulley's
for me on his lathe ) who has a 20 tonne hydraulic press .
5 minutes and succes , flywheel free from the shaft , and ended what
was a nasty fight over the course of a week -with a stubborn key !
the man , who's a truck mechanic - thought everything looked as if it
had done very little work , the bushings etc.. were perfect on it .now
-just to make one new key !
we've also had the cylinder head off , the head of the piston needed
small bit of rubbing with wet/n/dry - and now looks good .
valves are also perfect .
so i've most of the engine cleaned up - caked on grease , other shi*e
atc.. removed .
there is a fair bit of original paint on it - how would i go about
getting a match for it ?
pictures as usual on :
there's no pictures of the piston or crankshaft as i had no time this
evening to take a few pictures of them - if i've time tommorow ,i'll
put some up .
i'm really starting to enjoy this restoration now ,that all forseable
hassle is over .
regards - john d