Well it's been another busy week here at Fort Hectic.
I took my engine away yesterday and was told it would be at least a week before it's done.
Still plenty to do in the mean time.
I put my new calipers on the other day and still having trouble bleeding them. Before I fitted them I replaced all the seals and gave them a really good clean and hoped this would make it easier. But after a couple of evenings playing with them they still feel spongy. So one last try with another bleed system and if that doesn't work, then its back to my standard ones.
A big box of goodies arrived from Kawasaki the other day, did you remember to buy shares?
So when I get time I can start fitting the bits.
I had fun and games getting the conrod shells as they don't just print a number on them, it's all to do with the marks on the crank and the conrod. Depending if there is, or isn't a mark on either dictates which size you need. Still sussed the code in the end and now have some standard shells to fit.
Once fitted I can then check with plastigauage as to whether I need a different shell, depending on the gap.
I hope to do this and have the bottom end sorted by the time the head comes back as this will need to be fitted, re timed and shims checked.
3 weeks until Cork you say? Oh well who needs sleep.
Still on a positive note my van has passed it's MOT and the regs for Mid Antrim have been issued, which are already completed and on their way.
Hopefully the next time I write the bottom end will be waiting the head.
Best I crack on.