Saturday, February 12, 2011
Well, I got past the impulse line...no big deal. I was then at the point where I wanted to install the engine in the chassis. So i read through the service manual, step-by-step, and look at the chassis. Seems that there is one more part that I will need to swap that the carb motors do not share with the efi's, the cylinder head. The EFI motors have a coolant hose running from the throttle body to the thermostat housing on the cylinder head, and the carbs do not. So now I have to locate the correct cylinder head.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I was lucky that one of my local Arctic Cat Dealers had the crankcase plug and gasket in stock, so I went an purchased them for $6.34 total - Thanks Groves! Since I couldn't locate the torque specs for the plug I tightened it as much as I dared to before I though it would break.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Confirmed that the hose in question from my previous post is in fact an impulse hose that is used for the fuel pump on carburetor ZR600's. So obviously the engine I received is from a 1998 ZR 600 carburetor model and not EFI. I don't think it will be a problem, just remove the impulse line and replace it with the crankcase plug and gasket that is in the EFI models.....around $7 from the dealer.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
After a trip to my local cycle salvage (Slicks in Mason MI) I picked up a few rubber grommets. While none of them were an exact fit, I was able to trim one to fit, kind of. I am going to put some high temp epoxy on the outside of the grommet to hold it in place before I install the motor in the chassis.....stator installed, on to the flywheel and starter pulley.