Monday, September 27, 2010

Parts is parts

Just posting a few shots of the various parts that are accumulating.  It's nice to start a project like this and have spare parts available to experiment with.  Previous bike and engine projects have been one-offs and that presents a problem when failure is encountered- the need to wait for a replacement custom part, usually the weekend before a race!  Now we'll have the ability to have 2 complete engines plus a host of spare parts.  What luxury!

Most of the parts are produced to my specifications by the indicated vendor, the rest are standard aftermarket performance parts.  Thanks to Barry from Celtic Racing for referring us to Skip Dowling of Orient Express, a great source for all things OEM and aftermarket in the SportBike world.  Skip was able to get us the parts we need at very reasonable prices.  A shout also goes out to Fred Renz of Yoyodyne, a great resource for hard to get exotic parts and just about anything Brembo manufacturers, even the true GP equipment.


Castings:  a lot has been said about these parts and the great job Harmony/TPI is doing so I'll leave it at that.

Chassis Castings:  great parts from Harmony/TPI here too.

J&E Pistons:  producer of top quality pistons for motorsports.  These are a high compression version of their ZX6-R product.

Carrillo connecting rods:  What is there to say?  If you want the best rod, you buy a Carrillo.

Oil pump gerotor and custom drive gears:  fron Melling and SDP-SI, respectively.

Tungsten crank counterweights:  From Midwest Tungsten Service.  These bolt on counterweights that nest inside the con rod I beam area help keep crank and overall engine cases as narrow as possible.

Brembo front brake calipers and master cylinder from Yoyodyne:  Again, if you want the best, you get Brembo.

Ohlins TTX front damper from Motorsports Spares, who usually deal with 4 wheel vehicles, but had the knowledge of the generic Ohlins components to help us source a suitable solution for our front spring/damping needs.

Cometic gaskets:

Lots of misc bolts, seals, bearings, etc.

More misc parts, mostly from Orient Express:


I'm starting to amass quite a collection of parts.  Soon this chaotic jumble of parts will defy entropy and assemble into an organized machine capable of scorching the track.

That's all for now.

3 comments:

  1. Do you have to go in through the transmission case to access the main journal bolts/studs? I'm not familiar with this type of engine assembly. I'm guessing that put in the pistons/rods, put the crank in and tighten the rod caps, then put the bottom of the crankcase on. I'm enjoying following this buildup and look forward to the next installment.

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  2. You have it correctly, pistons go in the bores, crank in, bolt conrod caps, bolt lower crankcase half to upper through various access ports from the trans and lower crank area.

    Thanks for following, hope to have some more progress in a few days.

    Regards,

    Chris

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  3. Hey it has almost been 2 month since a post. You are killing us. Throw us a bone on what is going on. Big Fan

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