Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Little Ten Day Update

I have had her in my back yard now for about ten days, and MY how she has changed! Here are a few updates:
  1. No water in the oil. Oil was rather sludgy but no water or fuel.
  2. No oil or fuel in the coolant. There was about 1.2 liter of coolant still in the system.
  3. Nearly all that is remaining is the rear wheel, tire, final drive and engine. Just last night I pulled the radiator.
Thoughts on the engine persisted. Do I work on the engine while attached to the frame? Likely, no. I would like to paint the frame or perhaps powder coat it. As I understand the process, having an engine attached to a frame that is being powder coated is less than desirable.

So, it is time to start thinking how I am going to lift the engine from its cradle onto my work bench. At nearly 200 pounds of aluminum and steel, it is a bit more than I can handle alone.

1 comment:

  1. Ken , those weasels at OCC on American Chopper lift motors all the time. Of course they have the advantage of a bike lift which eliminates the bending over to pick it up.

    What a great project!

    Doug C