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A final touch before assembly

The lower case is soon ready for engine assembly. I will leave it unpainted as it was from the factory in 1976. Look at the bad crank seals, all of them are bad. One of them is complete ruined, found metal parts all over in the engine. The crank has now got new seals and is in a good to go.


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Removal of the cylinder

The cylinder is often stuck to the case and studs due to 30-40 years of rust. Using a thick steel plate with holes for attaching the cylider might solve the issue


Screw down the bolts down onto the studs who are connected to the case.




fasten the steel plate to the cylinder with screws



Gently screw the bolts one at a time, little by little until you have a “lift off” and the cylinder is loose.





Note: Remove the nut underneath the intake in the middle (right hand side of the tube). I didn’t and ruined the cylinder. Luckily I got hold of a new and better cylinder.

Lesson learned: Build yourself a man cave with better lighting and more space.

Cylinder nut

Engine removal

Engine removal :

A one man job if you do some preparation up front. Lift the engine and slide it easy out on the right hand side.

Engine on the table :

A chain block and some pieces of wood, the engine is ready for surgery. My back is still in a good shape due to some thinking before lifting. Much better to do the work indoors. Winter will soon come in Norway. Now I can spend quality time in a warm and cosy basement working on my GT

Preparing for engine removal

Today I have done the following

Disconnected wires from

1. Gear indicator

2. Timing points

3. Generator

4. Disconnected tubes from the radiator.

5. Disconnected tube from the 2-stroke oil reservoir

6. Mounted a frame of wood to support the engine.

7. Remove right footrest

8. Removed left side stand
9. Removed the brake pedal