chopping up the 69 xlch motor for project ironfist. Next steps will be finding a sealed bearing for the countershaft, weld up the oil passages, weld in a filler cap and vent for the trans, and redo the engine case vent. shouldn't be too hard. Looking forward to getting the frame designed and built. I'd like to get a set of 18's or 19's hoooked up to hydraulic drums front and back, Rigid frame with a mild drop seat, split oil and gas tanks, a super custom vl springer. I'll post up a sketch of whats stuck in my brain in a few days.
getting ready to do some machining on project ironfist. Gonna shave off the mating surface for the primary cover and run it as a true open primary. And luckily if this doesnt work for some reason i can always cut the trans off and stick a baker six speed behind it.
wasted oil pump gear caused a whole mess of problems. the end of the cam literally parted itself from the rest of it. Damage count, head, rockers, cam, oil pump gear, valves, rocker box. i personally think it was a improperly hardened or lashed oil pump gear. oil pump itself looks mint. No signs of damage to it; its crazy.