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Werowance attempts Upshur Vertical Single

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Art K

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Hey, congratulations on building a running engine! Its much easier to sort things out when it does run.
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tore it down to clean it and then seal the crank case. the plans said to not bother sealing it until you had it running. also made a cover for the cam shaft on the flywheel side. the plans said that was optional but figured it was an easy part and the fewer leaks the better.

while i had it apart i used engine parts cleaner spray to clean it up and all the black paint on the cylinder ran off. i read the instructions on the vht paint and DOH its a ceramic based that has to be baked on. so basicly its like powder coat that wasnt cured yet. and i cant bring it up to 600 deg to cure it so ill just clean what little didnt run off and find some pot belly black as Brian suggested. another lesson learned

but while it is appart i inspected the break in wear. everything looks great. just a little shiny spots on the tappets, no wear on the crank or rod and the cylinder looks good.

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not sure the first one works
I had a BSA B31 sounded much the same! Made me smile just to hear your engine. Well done and thanks for the extra effort of posting the build. It is much appreciated! (Especially as daytime tv is so poor during pandemic lock-in time).
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No thanks needed on posting the build. i need to thank everyone for helping me build it here.

thanks for the good words
 

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so i have been preparing for this weekend to attempt to andodize the large base plate. .... i failed. it did in places turn gold/yellow/orange. whatever that base uncollored anodize finish is on aluminum. but it did not cover it all. 2 hours and extremely degreesed didnt cut it. right now i plan to paint the base plate black insted of anodize id. but i have saved the electolite for learning on another date. that said the base plate is polished up alot more than it was and should take paint better now after the acid bath.

next thing i want to do is a pull cord handle. i want to cross drill half way through and then from the end dill through to that hole and tap to a set screw i will actually drill through the end and ream enough to put a piece of small drill rod through to tie the rope onto and then partially drill and tap that same end to put in a allen head screw into to keep that rod in place. that way i wont have to cross drill all the way through and can have a hidden hole on the rope side. guess if it works ill have to post a pic to show what im talking about
 

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