Since I already had a later camcase cover available, I installed that instead while searching for a new wraparound type camcover. Apart from being the correct camcover for this model, I also thinks it looks better. But the wraparound type cover also covers parts of the cylinder base, and makes it more difficult to see oilleaks etc.
I will need the later style camcover for the '47 project soon. While the camcover was off, I decided to install some factory(?) racecams I got from ebay some years back.
They are mounted on the earlier type camgears (I'm no expert on the early stuff), and some of the experts think it's somekind of a late 1920's schunk cam. The cams slightly resembles a "hooker" cam. I hope the modern reinforced cam followers won't see too much wear.
A "bit more" duration and different timing with the new cams, but slightly less lift than the Kiwi bonnie cam shown on the right side.
Starting the bike was a bit difficult, but as soon as there was gas in the intake the engine fired.
The bike got harder to start after putting in a foam type airfilter, the K&N filter actually shrunk due to the excess gasoline flowing back to the filter when starting the bike. Will put in a new filter.
When there is gas fumes in the cylinders, the bike starts very easy.
Since I started the bike in a closed garage, the old garage door being blocked and sealed for the winter cold, the engine sound doesn't sound right with a cellphone microphone. It sounds much better in real life, and I can'te tell any difference in valve train noise. But I need to take it for a ride I think. It sound meaner after installing these cams...and the exhaust push a bit more air..:) Need to glue the wallpaper to the wall again...
What do you think ?