the Black Knight, a 400four tale.

trek97

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Re: Black Knight, Ready to start assembly

Eight valves = zero leaks. :)

Sat for about 15 minutes per side filled w alcohol.

Now, pulling them all out again to finish cleaning carbon deposits, clear out alcohol, lube stems and install guide seals. :p



 

pidjones

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I've found isopropyl to be good at loosening/softening deposits, too.
 

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Re: Black Knight, Ready to start assembly

pidjones said:
I've found isopropyl to be good at loosening/softening deposits, too.
I believe you’re right. No longer than mine sat. Some seemed a bit softer.
 

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Re: Black Knight, Migration

advCo said:
Good work bud.
Thanks man







:). Pleased to see all the shift forks are within factory assembly specs



Taking a coffee break while hondabond "dries" before installing bearings.

 

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Re: Black Knight, Migration

A long day.

Tried something new as per Kanticoy.

To help ensure no jacked up rings.

I installed the pistons into the jugs first, then installed the pins and lock rings into the rods.

It was a tight working space but it went pretty well, once I got my damned bifocals adjusted to see. ;D











 

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Re: Black Knight, Migration

Thanks so much fellas. :)

An early morning.

I thought about reinstalling the factory blades as they have little wear.

But I went w fresh. Shelving the old, in case the spare motor needs em.

A quick clean down and coat w Marbles motors. Hit that w heat gun then back into the frame to finish tomorrow.

Nothing else happening today, I ran to town early and picked up a new garage heater, the old one dont have much life left in her.

Cleaning up garage now, a couple buddies bringing a stuck lawnmower over this afternoon. ::)



 

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Re: Black Knight, OUT and APART, AGAIN. haha

Got started early. Time to install cam...NOPE.

Something has changed, because the there was no way the chain would fit on sprocket and tensioner was tight.

Ugh. Looking back at pics I discovered I had installed the tensioner adjuster a 1/4 turn wrong. ::)

At some point it was able slide past the pinch bolt, putting tension on the blade.

So back out and apart it comes. :p



That notch on adjuster should face out.





Hondabond cleaned off easily w MEK and fresh reapplied, then coffee and a video, giving plenty of dry time.





Now were back in action.

Cam and oil pipes installed, everything got Zpaste and dumped some oil down the cam chain to coat the tensioner blades.

 

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Re: Black Knight, OUT and APART, AGAIN. haha

I think Im gonna install the oil pump (everything else) fill tubs then spin engine to ensure its pumping before installing the head cover.
 

pidjones

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Re: Black Knight, OUT and APART, AGAIN. haha

Forward, Backward, Forward, Cha-cha-cha. I've NEVER gone through a task without needing to undo and redo part of it. Except for taking things apart. I can usually blow right through that! This is looking so good!
 

trek97

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Re: Black Knight, OUT and APART, AGAIN. haha

If thats the biggest faux pas of the job then Ill be pretty pleased.
 

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