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Z1a Restoration

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#31 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:48 pm

Last Update this year I guess :lol:
Why is it so satisfying when you get to try the tank on for the first time :D

Engine coming along nice at Buzzworkz (Z1 Club Buzzard)
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#32 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:28 am

Some nice reference pictures :)
All the inevitable broken studs milled out and Helicoils fitted.
Clutch plates :(
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#33 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:32 am

New valve guides fitted.
Valves polished and seated.
:) :)
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#34 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 am

And so the assembly begins :D
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#35 PostAuthor: ChrisB » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:27 pm

Lovely bag of goodies there, ready to go back into some beautifully clean casings!
Couldn't help noticing what looks like a crack between the plug hole and the ex valve seat on pot no.2

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#36 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 pm

Hows it coming along ? ........engine back together ? ...great project

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#37 PostAuthor: Savage » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:25 pm

This is an awesome thread :)
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#38 PostAuthor: buzzard » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:54 pm

Ref crack between exhaust seat and plug thread. This is a thing that occurs quite often and I've seen it In lots of heads in the past nothing to worry about. I reckon half the heads ive done have the odd crack in them. Buzzard@ thebuzzworkz.
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#39 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:22 am

Coming on nicely :D

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#40 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:46 am

Head Re-Build this weekend - :)
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Re-Cutting The Valve Seats
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Checked With Engineers Blue
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Stem Heights Checked, Cylinder Head Finished and Assembled
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Barrels and Head assembled
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Cams In, Cam timing Checked OK.
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#41 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:51 pm

Shims sorted 0.004" to 0.005".
Static setting timing.
Just the sump and cam cover to go :) :) .
Will be picking up from Buzzard this Sunday :D
I will report on how many times I knock the bike over trying to fit it in a couple of weeks.... :lol:
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#42 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:59 pm

Wow that is one shiney engine :luv

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#43 PostAuthor: PAULJAC47 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:13 pm

Quality!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#44 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:54 pm

Picked up the engine from Buzzard on Sunday, very pleased :D
so I made sure the frame was wrapped with Copex, great stuff very tough, there is no way the frame can get damaged using this, would recommend.
Invited my son and mate round to give an hand, the 3 of us put it straight in without incident. :shock:
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#45 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:34 pm

BigZCas wrote:Picked up the engine from Buzzard on Sunday, very pleased :D
so I made sure the frame was wrapped with Copex, great stuff very tough, there is no way the frame can get damaged using this, would recommend.
Invited my son and mate round to give an hand, the 3 of us put it straight in without incident. :shock:


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