Stealing away some time, I've gotten small things done on the scrambler. The oil tank has been cleaned and re-filtered. However, the paint washed off in a small section on the face of the tank. There is evidence that it might have been re sprayed with aerosol cans in the past. I've tried my hand at brush painting it with moderate success.
There were a few observations to note while preparing the oil delivery and return. On the feed line was a brass shut off which didn't make much sense to me. I've found that most of the time the ball check valve works just fine. And on those occasions when it wet sumps,when the oil is cold and heavy, it might not be a bad thing. Just drain it out.
When Floyd had parked his MAC in the basement for several years it had wet sumped. I wonder if having the crankcase full of oil helped preserve it while being dormant for so long. Anyways, in the case of the scrambler, the ball valve was missing both the spring and ball. That would explain the brass valve! The ball seat was quite beveled and and I recalled that when working on the MSS years ago that Ed G mention that the seat needs to have a somewhat sharp face to work properly. So to the lathe for a quick refacing.
|Refaced ball seat|
While pulling the old lines from the fittings, I noticed that the clamps were stamped 'CHENEY 00 made in England' could this be an original clamp?