Non-matching case halves usually don't line up too bad. However, the deck surface, dowl pins, and cylinders will not always fit correctly. I will have to "open up" the bores on this set - since they aren't perfect. Using our trusty bore plate manufactured by S&S Cycle !
My friend Brent when he played with "Litterer" a hard rockin' band from the late 70s and 80s that ripped up the Midwest ballroom rock scene. He's still jammin' with a local house band. (Check those pants and that Steve Vai Ibanez . . . )
Replacement rods (note the round holes for oiling the wrist pin) Originals have slots. Just need to get the locks on (S&S says, "don't use them") Just more stuff to fall off and go through the motor. If the pin and nut is installed correctly, and torqued correctly - it shouldn't be a problem. Make sure the screw is clean and use lock-tite on that too. Drag racers weld the nut !
I saw this car for sale on a trailer in 1983. It had the 2600 V6 with high comp pistons, solid lifter cam, ported, special headers, Dobi parts everywhere, and a white dot racing number painted on the hood and sides. It had run at Sebring. My friend painted it a cool misty green imron . . . and I raised hell in this race car (now on the street). It was surprisingly fast, had good top speed and could handle any corner. It went from Cedar Falls to CC(on the old hwy) probably the fastest any vehicle ever did it . . . sold this to a preacher's kid too. (and my Mongoose). It's probably in a boneyard somewhere. I miss it.
From the top: Bill Mesenbrink, Happy Smith (Smith Bros. & Fetrow) and Dave Linder. All it takes is one good custom shop in an area . . . and many good things come from it. It's never been about where you're at - it's the work you can do. (Wonder if any of these are still into it . . ?)
Wiseco, Cam, Jemco Pipe, Mikuni Flat, Race Porting . . . a just plain bad ass lil' bike. At Sturgis one year I was getting on the freeway to go from Exit 32 to the next one. Some guy on the "Barnett" FXR was behind me and we started screwin' em on . . . we were neck and neck all the way. I think he was a bit pissed off about the "race" . . . street racing is never fair.