Nice project that stirs memories
I had an R 26 (3 by the time I was done with that obsession) and on my first ride on the first one the motor locked up about a mile from home. Well I did a complete tear down to get a new(used R 50)connecting rod installed at the local Harley shop. I am still amazed at the fact that I accomplished the job(successfully)using only a Butler & Smith parts catalog, a couple hand written notes and a lot of incredibly dumb luck. I remember using the oven and the freezer to reinstall the crankshaft on the same night my roommate was having a house party, she was not very happy that my motor rebuild in the kitchen and garage was the life of the party. She was rather upset that an engine block was baking in the oven with snacks and a crank shaft was getting chilled in the freezer next to the frozen Margarita mix. I still have the home made connecting rod that had caused the motor to lock up. Have fun and enjoy the journey.
Whoo Hoo!! Engine's in the Frame
Check the last page of the thread to see the progress today!