Ok, I must apologise for slackness in updates, not that alot has been done mind you...
I'm redoing the coil and Dynatek connections on the 450 due to an intermittent firing on one issue, so I haven't focussed time on keeping this thread up to date... anyway...
I got the clutch out... and yes there's more rollers!
Then I made a first go at an engine stand:
Didn't really work too well as it didn't hold the engine stable at all...
But it held up enough for me to get the head off:
Tiny valves and a tiny piston!
I also ended up with these rollers from the timing gear:
I was a bit worried as the workshop manual says there's 26 but I only have 19... so I put them in to check:
And when I talk about the workshop manual, it's not a factory manual or anything like that, it's all been compiled primarily by one guy on the mailing list with contributions from a few others.
That means some of the info isn't relevant to my T2, and it also means there's a lot of missing info.
Hopefully as I find things like the number of bearings here I can pass it back for them to gather more info on them.
And the other thing I did was revision 2 of the engine stand which is still not ideal but a lot more stable:
So once I've got my 450 back together this weekend I can get back into it.
And my dad picked me up a drill press as a present and dropped it over yesterday which will let me drill out the clutch rod hole accurately and get it sleeved. The drill has an issue apparently but I haven't fired it up or got pic's yet... soon!