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Re: Barn Find Beeza [Re: Psychopasta] #792891 12/14/19 10:15 am
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It’s not something I’ve ever seen mid way up the rod, I used to do it near the end cap one dot for TS on both rod and cap and 2 dots on DS. This way you would also know which way round the caps were and which went to the front of the motor. I only fit new rods now and these are date marked covering both cap and rod by the maker so makes life easier on that way.


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Re: Barn Find Beeza [Re: Psychopasta] #792897 12/14/19 2:13 pm
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No dots on my older 6866 rods, other than a number on rods and cups,however I have two oil holes in one rod so assume this is a drive side rod. Would like to get newer shot peened rods anyway.

Re: Barn Find Beeza [Re: Psychopasta] #792899 12/14/19 2:33 pm
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I recently had my A65 crank dynamic balanced and asked the shop if they could shot peen my rods. The guy said that alloy rods are not shot peened unless they are going to be resized.
I think I'm going to hear other opinions on this.


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Re: Barn Find Beeza [Re: Nick H] #792937 12/14/19 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Nick H
I recently had my A65 crank dynamic balanced and asked the shop if they could shot peen my rods. The guy said that alloy rods are not shot peened unless they are going to be resized.
I think I'm going to hear other opinions on this.


New ones might not be but 70-73 ones were.


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Re: Barn Find Beeza [Re: Psychopasta] #795494 01/13/20 1:26 am
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Finally, an update! Got all the frame parts back from powder coating, and fitted the center stand to the frame, loaded it up onto the ramp:

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Getting the center stand spring on was an almighty pain, until I read the service manual and used that method...who'da thunk it? Also, I forget I needed split pins for the center stand pivot, so I rednecked a split pin with a nail:

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Although 'rednecking' may not be fair, it's not far from factory laughing. Proper split pins coming soon...

Here's the trial build of the engine. I haven't added the sealing goo between the halves yet, this was a trial build to check end float. Now happy with it, so final assembly should be coming soon:

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The plan is to complete the bottom end rebuild and then put the engine into the frame whilst there's nothing else in it, on the basis that that's the easiest way to get the engine in and bolted down. Then I'll complete the engine rebuild in the frame. Wish me luck!


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