The valve guide conversation was interesting, my 140E 1980 had the same guides as Clive Dackus, so taking on board L.A.B comments I ordered the Norman Hyde ones, NH told me they supply a turned down version for this era with a slim shoulder where the circlip was. The Hyde guides have a proper location for the stem seals. Although people have been dismissive about the inlet seals it was interesting that my bike smoked on the left cylinder slightly and this was the side with the knackered seal and the worn guide, I would probably have reused all the others but with one needing new then changed the lot. Rebore is done, and waiting for new "R" camshaft before opening the cases but hoping to stick the bottom end back on the frame in the next week or so. Haven't bought the stainless fastener kit, Middletons apparently still do the full kit but at £400 I'm just going to change the most obvious bits and will try negotiating on them. Will update you if you're interested with the good and bad bits as this runs on - I would like to have it running by Christmas and on the road early spring so no rush (nearly 4 years later there doesn't neet to be!!)
Does anyone know of the pushrod "X-Seals" in the UK? I like the sound of these.
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