Into Sailing, classic Triumph cars and motorbikes.
Excellent idea!The way to ease stand spring installation is upon removal adjust the stand until the sping is at maximum extension, then jamb the space between coils with pennies (or washers). Use a slip jojnt plier the press them in good and tight. Then you can swing the stand to the least extension and the spring will almost fall off. Reinstallation is the reverse, might require pliers and side cutters to remove the final coins.
not knowing this i used a three foot breaker bar and a loop of strong but thin rope to lever the spring back on!
I’m really pleased with progress today, pistons in and ready for head install
pistons went into the bores ok, although the lack of much of an entry chamfer ( due to the +3mm overbore) makes it harder
hpwever i’m awaiting a new chain tensioner, old one looks ok but while the motor is apart i thought it best to replace.
here is where we are tonight