This forum has been so helpful so far and I want to thank everyone. I haven't done a proper introduction so here goes.
I recently started work on a basket case bike that i bought. It is titled as a 62 XLCH and through my research here it seems that the cases and frame are 62. I also have a stash of other parts but havent really gotten into them much. The motor had sat for the last 15 years so I farmed it out to get rebuilt. I had the flywheels and rods done by a flat track engine builder (carl patrick). I am trying to rebuild the motor the rest of the way-(he didnt seem too enthused to work on a street motor). It seems that every step I take I get twice as many backwards.
I am more of a 4 wheel guy, my dad and I build nostalgia dragsters here in dayton ohio. I am young (24) and unlike most my age I enjoy the classics and I am not too big to listen to others advice. I only claim to know a little about a lot I am by no means an expert.
So that all being said I am in need of help trying to time my oil pump. I have put my cases back together and I found that my flywheels doesn't have the timing mark on them. So I need someone to explain how to time it without it. I have a degree wheel so if someone can explain to me (chevelle has got the ball rolling in the oil pump timing thread) at what degree and which cylinder I need to time the oilpump to I would greatly appreciate it. This is just the first of many questions I have and will gladly start a project thread once I get some headway on this motor
ok answer some questions. this oil pump. it has a window in the cast iron housing that slips into crank case. inside that iron hous is breahter gear. your breather gear-- 2 slots or four. you can time with out mark. tell bout breather. then i can tell how i would do it.
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ok cuz. 900 timing mark. single line. it is centerd in timing hole when front cly is 45deg before top dead center. angle between front & rear cylinders is also 45 deg. this means that when mark is centered in hole rear cylinder is top dead center. use rear piston position in lue of mark