Ready to run

Yesterday and today been working on the engine after work, and finished everything I think:

  • All cylinders installed
  • Ring exhaust is on
  • Tightened the top of the carburetor
  • Wire locked the oil drain valve
  • Filled up the oil tank
  • Installed the valve push rods, and
  • Greased the valve rockers

I think I am ready to run the engine, sometime soon.



Oh yes, a photo here looking straight into the spark plug hole. What you see there (yes really) is the flame front slot that’s cut in the top of the piston. In exactly the right position !

Going to try it without adjusting the ignition timing initially, and see how it goes. But I am expecting to get some issues with back firing, a bit scared about that……

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