Finally some photos!
Students came for their first day of the after school program. We went over the inspiration and plan for the build; essentially I supply the parts and they build it with me.
My students did an excellent job splitting the cases. I made sure to go over stripping bolts and how to tell if the bolt needs more oomph, or if you’re just gonna destroy the head.
They really enjoyed watching how the gears inside work. That pedal start setup is truly a marvel of engineering in a 505.
Additionally the aluminum water blocks for the clutch came in. I have two small 40mm ones and a larger 80mm I’d like to put across the cover. I’ll have to grind off the Sachs logo for that though.
I’ve also decided to add an hpi to this build for easy starts. As well as the rope start adapter. I have a feeling it will be a pain to start by pedaling even on flat ground. Plus I’ve always wanted a reason for an hpi.
Bottom end should be in next week so I’m hoping we can get the engine rebuilt during the next day of “Pit Crew”. My classroom is called The PIT, thus the name.