checking pushrod tube seal
Before assembly with sealant dripping, since pushrod rings were drifted down approx. 3mm, (go figure, no wonder they always leaked) and to avoid stomping around garage waving arms in exasperation having to remove wrist pins again for whatever problem, decided the seemingly mundane task of checking, before assembly! And remarkably they snugged up after compressing almost a quarter inch! Remove immediately with slight rubber tap, good to go as soon as Loctite 51031 is in grasp. Don't rush, use brain instead of feelings. And ride the bicycle. Garage floor is still sweating.
Straightening bent cable ends
Hard to believe, 23F degrees this morning, may as well take care of another small but annoying problem. Take apart choke apparatus, clean, apply some heat shrink and a short "straight" piece of brass tubing, tightening the ferrule, reassemble. Anal but a corrected straight pull.