My 430 overhaul...

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My 430 overhaul...

Post by t_of_sweden » Fri 29. Mar 2013, 06:09

Some pictures of my 430 overhaul...

Some from the garage and a couple from the engine work shop called "Birka Motorrenoveringar" in Stockholm, Sweden...

No text between the pictures, the picture tells it all...

The engine was in a horrible condition and the guy at the engine work shop said to me when he had done his job that
"You didn't come her with a bad working engine, you came here with something wich was doing some turns
for you so you could move forward"...

The crankshaft now has 0.010" oversize and the pistons 0.030"
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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 29. Mar 2013, 13:04

Thanks for sharing. That engine should last another 50 years.

It looks like you went with the flat top pistons. Is that correct? Are you going to dyno the motor before installing?

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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by Theo » Fri 29. Mar 2013, 15:52

Thanks for another great story
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Post by t_of_sweden » Sat 30. Mar 2013, 07:41

Yes, it is the flatties and...
No, I'm not gonna dyna it first.
It will be a "first time startup" the classic way for about 20-30 minutes in different RPMs.
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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by t_of_sweden » Fri 12. Jul 2013, 16:23

Updating post...

After a long time and many late nights i heading towards the end of this overhaul....

Pictures will talk for themselves.
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My MEL 430 just stands waiting to hit the roads again.
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Some idiot had penetrated the right valve cover with a screwdriver to get rid of exhausts coming trough the piston rings to the oil pan and made a own ventilation upp to the air filter for the exhausts..
The holes should be welded and moulded with tin before panting...
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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 12. Jul 2013, 16:54

Looks great! Wow, I have never seen that done to a valve cover before.

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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by Theo » Thu 25. Jul 2013, 16:32

This motor came out nicely.
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Post by t_of_sweden » Tue 10. Sep 2013, 11:36

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Almost done...
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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 10. Sep 2013, 15:46

Nice movie! Glad you're back. Would you like to expand on the choice of music? What was good,bad, or ugly about this build?

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Re: My 430 overhaul...

Post by t_of_sweden » Wed 11. Sep 2013, 15:35

No special thoughts behind the tune, just wanted some cool music to the movie :evil:
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