looking dirty ,not screwed up after more investigation.Im hoping to just refresh the top end and reinforce the bottom end. Im now thinking build dream engine on another block next winter after I have more feel of what a standard power Z feels like in this trike.
So I do have the 900 crank with 1000 jug and head. It looks like a re hone and some rings , the pistons are fine.I have adjustable cam gears, still need to measure cams to see if they are stock or reground.Im stripping the frame now for welding, finishing.I am looking into rear sprocket options as well for gearing down, for my bottom end pull I am looking for. No cracks in cases found yet. Since I am thinking a spare engine will be purchased for a power build, do I need to do ape main studs etc, or should I hold my $ for the hell raisin motor? I have not found too many bad parts just some age and gunk. Thanks for the help!
I am extremely busy with work, and I really want to ride this beast this spring ! So I am contemplating re assembling my bare aluminum engine and polishing the whole damn thing.Then sending it to ape letting them tell me what they need to do to it and finish my work and fork my cash over rather than running long on my jobs and fumbling through the intricates. calling them tomorrow to discuss with them.
Alright I will halt the frame work for now .After talking to APE Tech I need to get my damn head,crank,jug/pistons cleaned up and and sent out(separately he added)with an order form and contact info etc. He said they are 4+ weeks out on headwork. Im in Michigan and Spring is a very regional term but very close still. Now to start sanding some part in the bath tub, and making sure I got lots o compound ready.My new goal is boxed and shipped by tuesday next week. Now how much to contour on this is a thought.Im leaning towards rounded and reprofile to liquid shapes not hard lines similar to this super E, this is shaped not polished yet.