Sunday, 31 January 2010
Need to give the frame a lick of paint in places before the engine goes back in.
My garage. Its a bit congested in there at the moment:-
1913 Ariel TT (front left), 1978 Honda C70 (front centre), Honda Fireblade (rear centre), 1938 Ariel Red Hunter (rear right). Hiding is the 1954 Velocette MAC, 1928 Ariel Model D, 1952 Ariel VH, 1920 Ariel 500sv and up in the loft a 1959 Norman Nippy. Lathe, drill, mountain bikes blah blah.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Got recovered home on Sunday morning (no point wasting a good weekend) and started to investigate.
Rocker cover off - no sign of damage - but nothing was moving when I turned the engine over.
Timing cover off and I found this:-
A bit of metal about 10mm square jammed between the crank pinnion and the intermediate timing pinnion.
This is where it came from:-
Its a BTH automatic ignition timing device. And they say X never marks the spot - it does this time. Not drawn by me I might add.
So the bit of metal has jammed the timing pinnions, shearing the crankshaft woodruff key. Complete engine strip down then. Again.