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Old 08-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #28
On a "Quest"
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Joined: Apr 2007
Location: West Des Moines, IA
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Originally Posted by Cycletech View Post
Broken top ring, worn cylinder, head gasket was leaking, cases are worn at the base of the cylinder, valve guides worn, con rod bush is done....

I will try to take some pics later.
Shheeeeiiiiittt. If I were in that position, I'd find a 990 donor and just change out the few parts you need to make it work with carbs. I spent $1,500 on mine just to redo the top end and replace the cams with 990 cams. While your cams may be OK and not pitted, you still have a lot of coin to spend to get it running again, and you have the Pyndon syndrome on the cases. Yep, I'd find a power plant from a suitable organ donor and call it a day.
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