With the case halves joined and each throughbolt torqued according the manual I moved on to preparing my new cylinders.
The cylinders and pistons got cleaned with laquer thinner, then oiled and then assembled together.
The shim goes on first, liberally gooped up with sealent, then slowly lower the cylinder on and connect it up
Then one it's on I turned the crankshaft to help pull the cylinder down, seat it with a few taps of a rubber mallet and done.
Repeat with the other cylinder and we are good to go.
Next goes the gasket, then the pushrod tubes, the head, aaaaand torque it!
Perfect! Now it's looking like an engine again.
Repeat on the other side
After careful measuring and lots of test fitting, the rocker arms fit great.
With the rocker arms just right, it was time to match the new pushrods I had bought to the rocker arm geometry, I used a special pushrod tool to find the exact length of an ideal pushrod, then cut my pushrods to the ideal length.
After they were cut, I cleaned up the edge on the sanding wheel and measured against my master template to be sure they were precise.
I torched each pushrod and immediately rammed the tip in, and they are good to go, I installed them in the pushrod tubes and they fit fantastically
Checking that the fit is whithin specs
Perfect, time to add the rocker arm covers
Now it's just a matter of installing all the small bits and pieces
Block off plates!
I added the flywheel, exhaust and intake tubes, alternator, and mount but didn't get pictures of it.
Thanks so much to everyone who has helped me out, I cant wait to hear the engine spin up!