All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity.
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
- T.E. Lawrence -


David Brown 990 Engine

Ready for stripping engine in main frame rocker cover removed
rocker cover and shaft rockers stripped for cleaning rocker shaft stripped and cleaned block covered in slimmy oil main frame and sump pan washed up parts damage to rear main journal partially cleaned block

So we start cleaning, loads of paint stripper, wire wheels and oil

cleaned block same again

So we finally get the crank back after four weeks of chasing, you begin to think that it may have been misplaced. the sizes are mains +.020" and bigends +.030
which was a little bit of a surprise and the mains looked a lot worse than the bigends>

finally get the crank back  on the table for final checking