Well, I am part way through the disassebly of our Honda 305 Dream project. Some has gpne pretty smoothly, a few bits are being obstinate. One of the easy parts was the cool aluminium carb cover:
the right hand engine cover is being obstinate, the screws are rusted and only 4 have broken loose so far, and i’m puttin’ the hurt on my impact driver bit. I did get the alternator cover off, and what i found wasn’t really good news:
After I saw this, I did drain the oil and there was nearly a quart in the engine, so it hasn’t been *empty* for all these years, but it might not be re-buildable. soon, i’ll get the engine out and apart and we’ll see.
Here’s the pile of parts that have come off so far:
So the challenges right now are: how to get the frozen rear brake backing plate out of the rear hub, and how to get the footpegs off so i can take the engine out of the frame. Suggestions are welcome, as always!