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Transmission vent is under the solenoid. A small diameter hose runs straight up then makes a short u-turn down - nothing ever drips from it.
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well Ric sent me a photo of another project he has on the bench. This one shows where the vent tube is. and yes it is one of those bolts:



I might have have enough room under the starter if I tapped the other hole out to 1/8" pipe thread and then threaded in a right angle fitting with a hose barb sticking out sideways. I'll check it out this weekend coming up.
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Looks like Techcycle changed the design a little, maybe to make things easier with the fat battery cable & connection. Mine has that connection on the rear. Underneath is a well insulated spade connector for the relay cable:



Where is your relay cable connector on the starter billeuze? I can't see it in your pic.
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here it is, actually right beside the fat battery cable lug

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I called the machinist and he had not got around to shaving down my cylinder. he asked "Can it wait till Monday?". Same thing he asked last Friday. Oh well, I can find something else to do this weekend.

last weeks discussion of the tranny vent led me to thinking I could probably squeeze one in there underneath the starter. So scrounging around my shop I found an 1/8" pipe thread plug that I drilled through the center and a piece if 1/8" brake line that I put a little bend in:









The tube is pinched a bit between the motor mount bracket and the starter, but it fits.
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it would be easier just to use a 90 degree hose, thats what i did
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I dug my transmission out of the box its been stored in for almost 10 years. I had it assembled but I seemed to remember that the clearances weren't all to spec and I needed to check it to see if it needs different shifter forks or shims. gears 1,2 and 3 are all new Andrews but fourth gear is OEM. I can really see the difference in the photo.



And yes it turned out I need +.01 shifter fork and a bigger thrust washer on the countershaft low gear. So that is all ordered now.

its mounted on a Trock trap door and a Trock tower - parts that came with the shovester kit when I bought it from Snowman.



I placed the tranny in the engine so I could check the endplay on the countershaft to make sure I had room for the bigger thrushwashers I need. Well there is lots and lots of room. But it took a while for me to figure out a way to grab on to the countershaft to move it in and out to check for endplay. The service manual says to use a bent piece of old spoke or wire to stick in the end of the countershaft to pull it. Well I couldn't make that work, I ended up using a wall anchor plug with a screw to grab on to - that works:



I polished up the sliding surfaces of the cam plate and thats about all i can do until the fork and shims arrive.



And the Machinist called today to say the cylinders are ready. Fantastic, I can't pick them up until Friday but that'll certainly give me something to keep busy this weekend
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nice job with the anchor plug.i cut down a spoke and used that per f.s.m.i still get a glimpse of that old spoke in one of my parts drawers occasionally.
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I got my cylinders back from the machinist. I asked him to take .002" off of the rear, but he had to take off .003 to get it concentric. I asked for .0245” off of the front and he took that plus and extra thou so the camber volume would balance out the same as the rear (assuming my calculations where correct).



Well it looks close enough. I got 76.8cc in the front and 77.0cc in the rear. That'll theoretically give me 9.9:1 static compression in both cylinders (9.91 front and 9.88 rear) so 9.1 corrected compression (corrected for my R5 cams) which, from what I read, is close to as high as you can safely go with pump gas in a shovelhead. And since I have dual spark plugs I should have an extra margin of safety.



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'Ridge' around the main-shaft bearing on 1- side has been ground-down. For kick-start gear clearence?
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