Cam cover installed. Just waiting on new tappets to arrive and then the valve train can be assembled.
Measuring tappets and tappet blocks. All are out of spec, so the tappets will be replaced with 0.005 oversize tappets from @jimsusa and the tappet blocks honed to 0.001 clearance.
Putting assembly lube on the cams before installing the cam cover.
Painting VL tappet blocks.
I really like the looks of this 1930's oil can, but at $500+ a piece, it is way too expensive to throw in a saddlebag. Started on an aluminum prototype to see if I can come up with something more affordable...
Learn to balance motorcycle wheels for fun and profit. Find out how in my latest article on @rideapart (link in bio).
New Kibblewhite Black Diamond oversized valves, lapped and ready to install.
Checking piston clearance. Honed out to 0.003. Spec calls for 0.001 - 0.002, but that seems a little too tight.
VL rods with fresh wrist pin bushings.