Tinman's got a Heart
got the 945 mill back in the Tinman this weekend. first, like an idiot, i tried mounting the f.i. and nitrous systems up before install. so in other words, i pulled them back off again to install the engine. i tried and didn't like the floor jack method, so i removed the front wheel and dropped the frame lower. then i rotated the engine rearward and balanced it on the rear edge of the oil pan on a piece of plywood. i slid that in from the right side and rotated the engine down into position. while straddling the bike, i picked the engine up while my girlfriend slid a bolt into each of the rear lower mounts. from there it was pretty easy to just jockey and scooch the lump around and get all the mounts into place. once loosely mounted, i hiked the frame back up in the air, mounted the front tire again, and put a floor jack under the mill to loosen and then retighten all the mounts with the engine suspended. don't know if that will help, but i reckon the engine will be likely more "centered" in the frame by this method.
nowthen, i'm installing the clutch basket. i've got it slid into place and i have to decide if i believe that it's fully engaged with the oil pump drive sprocket tabs or not. again, like with the cam timing, i find the shop manual to be annoyingly vague. in fact, it entirely leaves out a shouldered collar that i had to go to Ron Ayers' microfiche to confirm placement. that's B.S. Honda !
so if anyone has GREAT quality pix of the fit between the crankshaft drive gears and the clutch basket driven gear, i'd be much obliged if you'd share them. perhaps some that were snapped during a clutch re-do?