I would like to reach out to you folks for some help with my engine build. I refered to Mr. Palmers book on the oiling and breather system for the 45" engine, and after several readings, I have a good idea how things work.
I'm in the process of ordering some last minute parts before I install the gear case cover, however, I have a few questions for the people with more experience than I have.
Is there a way to test the flutter valve to see if it functions properly before I install the gear cover?
It looks like the pin that secures the oil screen is secured with a punch or something. Any recomendations on how to get at the pin, I would like to clean the passage between the screen and the scavenger pump.
I do not have a generator yet. I am going with a 12 volt system when the time comes.
Look at the condition of the breather seal ring. What would cause the ring to end up with cracks and wear marks? What do I need to look out for when I install a generator?
I welcome any and all advice you may have before I button up the gear case. I feel comfortable installing and timing the scavenger pump before lining up the cam gears but I will post some pics before I do.
I check out this site several times a day and have a great amount of respect for the guys that take the time to help others with this great hobby of ours, Sarge, Robbie, Mr. Tbone and I have to mention Mr. Big, just to name a few. Thanks in advance for all your help.