Sunday, April 05, 2009

Installing 1949 BMW R35 timing chain

After having having the valves get stuck and stopping my r35 one day i tore it down to service the valves, Next ,I put it all back together and hooked up a new hot 6 volt battery... ZERO..Nothing....^&%^%$%$_@!! What the FK is wrong now? No spark at the plug? No spark at the points/circuit breaker...the shaft isnt even moving?? Turned out to be the timing chain brokedown at the link pin. I looked all over the internet and truthfully , little to nothing on servicing it. My parts guy in Berlin I found on Ebay Germany, Koni had awhile back sent me a timing chain w a new set of points, the guy is always thinking ahead,all the parts for old Zundapps, BMWs , NSU bikes are all back in Germany, you don't have to be super fluent either to communicate. So heres a easy tutorial on how to do it.

R35 timing cover w points/circuit breaker.

points, condenser.

Lichtmaschine or light machine , ie generator and belt. Remove the outer cover, 2 screws or bolts. Next remove the inner cover , that will reveal the 2 gears. Line the gears up w the arrows point at each other, install the new chain, old ones are stretched out and useless.

New R35 timing chain installed note the 2 arrows on the left gear (oil pump) at 3 oclock and the right gear (cam)at 9 oclock. arrows point to each other for correct orientation. You dont have to swear and get too pissed off, its a pretty easy install. Not like where the chain is a link short and too tight to fit. The gears weren't too whipped so i left them on, it ran great until the valve,timing chain meltdown. R35s are fun bikes , light weight 350cc.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

1958 Porsche 356 Speedster and Coupe

1958 Porsche Speedster on rotisserie getting blasted..previous owner loved bondo, alot of amateur welds, but excellent steel overall. , Best to take plenty of fotos during rebuild.

Theres the tall shift lever,that today is so hard to find, even on ebay. Classic Speedster dash.

Below , as-is original 1958 Coupe..someone garaged this one regularly.

Beautiful Jaguar E type, on its way to Switzerland,

Immaculate Jaguar engine ready to bolt in and go..