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Thank you for the kind words fellas! :)
July 2011 (cont'd)

High time to get the engine ready.

The oil pump cover was a bit leaky so I replaced the seals and nuts...

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The plan was to paint the areas of the engine case that are exposed to the engine bay.
I used a soft rotary wire wheel brush to carefully clean & prepare the magnesium alloy for the coating.

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While changing the spark plugs things turned nasty...
The last one (#4) didn't unscrew as smooth as the others. :?
The thread wasn't clean and shiny but all smudgy and glazed. :shock:

A closer inspection of the tap hole in the cylinder head revealed some structures that very much looked like a crack! :(
Damn! It wasn't planned to take the heads off since the engine ran quite well but I had to find out what's going on...
So off with it's head! :D

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Here we go - one nice crack!
That was quite a body blow - the plans for the driving season moved beyond reach... :(
Unfortunately Riechert didn't provide machined & ported cylinder heads any longer so I had to find another supplier.

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For the time being I proceeded with partly coating the engine case using Brantho-Korrux 3 in 1...

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And last but not least Riechert sent back the overhauled and tuned carbs...

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