So on the weekend I finally had some time to work on the bunky. Going back a few weeks ago when I took the motor out I had to beef up the engine stand. Thought I would put the info for these mods in here too in case ppl needed ideas as there's some sh*t stands out there.
Started out as a second hand Supercheap stand. Firstly the legs were too short so lengthened them with some 65x2.5 SHS, cut most of the old legs off. With a bit of massaging and a lot of hammering I got them inside the 65 shs.
Also had to redrill some holes in the supports for upright post as it leaned to far forward. Still wasn't happy as the motor bounced around a bit but was busy with other things.
It sat like that up until last weekend when I had some time to beef it up some more. Probably a bit of overkill but sits pretty solid now.
At this stages I'll just be stripping all bolt ons off the motor, cleaning everything up and painting some parts, replacing all gaskets and seals, apart from head, and reassembling with valve springs.
So first job this weekend was to strip the paint off my rocker cover as I will be painting a different colour and already had a few chips. Bought some paint stripper from Bunnings. Did ok but had to put a few coats on and ran out towards the end. So a got the wire wheel and scotchbrite wheel on the die grinder. Then I got carried away with the sander and orbital and smoothed out all the casting marks. Still needs a few little touches before a throw some paint on.
Next up stripped everything off the motor. Actually prior to that I lined up all the timing marks to make sure that was all good. Only had to turn it over about 15 hundred times!
Pulled the cams, rockers and lifters out, then bagged and tagged everything.
As far as I can see everything so far looks in reasonable conditions. Not sure if it's worth pulling the oil pump out and inspecting, possibly put a set of gears in it? Or anything else (apart from rods) that I'm not thinking of that might beneficial.
I know Arron has mentioned harmonic balancer in a few threads. Whats decent out there that will be good for a few killerwasps without spending a fortune, Powerbond, Ross? And underdriven or standard?
Tonight I took a few measurements for my valve spring tool so will hopefully have that sorted for the weekend
Rough pic on the whiteboard. Yep it makes sense to me lol