no big hitches or headaches really to speak of, and we both got the impression it was going far too well..
first BE shell comes off > looking ok, nothing special to report.
second shell... um, houston, we have a problem - it was like an old spent coal mine - completely and utterely shafted, as was every single other one - as weird luck would have it, the first one that came off was the only one in any sort of decent nick.
a couple had some good scores, but in general the damage looks like nothing more than sheer wearing through of the various layers of metal - on one shell it was through to the copper.
held breath and checked crank - fine, no wear at all - also dropped a main and found that was good too - so it is just the BEs that were gone - or so we thought - seemed like a wise idea to check SEs too - and sure enough there is play in every one - I've a feeling the conrod BEs have ovalled, but they are hard to check with calipers, so will wait until Rob can get them checked at his local shop.
so it looks like I got some big lump of silver parked on me drive this week , at least until the rods are fixed and new shells are sourced and we can plug it back together - should be ok in time for CC next week though.
oh, there is a little bore wear, but nothing to stress about.
we got some piccies of the BEs, I'm sure they'll appear in due course.
ps I'm glad I aint got a turbo - how many friggin pipes and gadgets do you guys need crammed in the engine bay ?
pps that sump bolt above the tx box.. bloody idiotic design, didn't defeat old pooley though
ppps down pipe studs.. bloody idiotic design.. didn't defeat old 'ouch weld splatter burn on the hands' pooley though lmao
pppps.. oh, aint got no more - actually quite an easy job