Engine apart. Head and cylinders at machine shop. Going to have to go 2nd over on the bore. Picked up a new set of 2nd over Hepolite pistons at a friends shop. Not sure where or how he got them but they are old. Packaging had made in UK on it. I'm hoping they are the real deal. New clutch, gasket set and other parts on the way from UK. Seal kit coming from Colorado. Still need to inspect the rubbers in the chainwheel cush drive. Pretty sure the valves and guides are getting replaced also.
Sprocket and seal plate. Sprocket has strange wear. Seal plate shows signs of chain rubbing on it on the left side. The bearing on the main shaft feels good. If the bearing was getting loose I would have expected rubbing on the right side of the plate. Not sure what to think.
Not sure how much farther to go into the engine. One side of me says finish cleaning and when new gaskets and seals show up start putting it back together. From what I remember there were no bad noises coming out of the bottom end. The other side says keep going. Split it apart, make sure the crank and rod bearings are OK. What to do, what to do?
Couple of question. The valves I'm looking at getting are Kibblewhite Black Diamond. Are they good enough?
What is the best valve guide to use?
Anything else I should think about doing to the engine or valve train?
All comments will be appreciated. I've rebuilt engines before but never a Triumph.
I'm sure there will be more questions.