Building a Normale motor for the heck of it
I've had this engine for a few years, sitting disassembled, and to ward off boredom decided to build it. AR00102*17878*, in its former life was a race engine, block is drilled for oiling on all mains and it had #4 rod through the block long ago. All welded up, liner register rebored, mains line-bored. What the heck, why not.
I took the head to Norman, has slight porting on intake and a matching Weber manifold. Norman faced the seats and valves, had to do a little work to get the guide seals in. But all good, no parts needed, nice and flat, good sealing surface. It was only a couple hours' work.
Block I cleaned, measured everything. Had a crank on the shelf 30/30 plus bearings, rods were already prepped with new bushings, Norman checked and magnafluxed them and they're fine. Checked main clearances today, all in spec. So going to build it up. No particular reason or plan, just something to keep me out of the bars. I paid for the engine some time ago, but it's costing practically nothing now because I have all the parts on the shelf. So it feels free, even though I know it isn't.
I have some Jemison, Alquati, and stock cams, haven't totally decided how to go yet.
Last edited by Andrew; 05-05-2017 at 08:12 PM.