Restoration diary / 18-12-2005

18-12-2005 >> New parts for the engine, thickened a part of the left brace-bar and made a flange for exhaust

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18-12-2005 - As new Rimflow valves for the 12G295. That is, the intake valves are too small, so I'll have to sell them. But the exhaust valves are perfect (and a bit bigger than standard)
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18-12-2005 - On the left the exhaust valve, the intake on the right. The shape is what Rimflow valves are all about...
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18-12-2005 - Old rockers, but lighter and stronger than the standard ones. On the left offset bushes to get the rocker ratio up, to open the valves a bit further.
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18-12-2005 - Oil thermostat for the oil cooler.
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18-12-2005 - Belt drive for the camshaft (instead of a chain). A belt drive is much more quiet, is easier to time the camshaft with and it keeps the timing for a longer period.
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18-12-2005 - Added sheet metal to the top tube of the left brace-bar. Compare to this photo (that is, if you spot the difference ;-).
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18-12-2005 - Made a flange to weld the rest of the exhaust piping onto. Off course, I did it the hard way, with a grinder and drill...
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18-12-2005 - ... still, it came out nicely...
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18-12-2005 - Precision is pretty good. Just hope it's thick (or strong) enough for the temperatures involved.