Director of Moderation
I believe you're right, and had the same thought as well. Basically as long as that piece that bridges the journals isn't hanging down and interferes with the cam lobe, it should be fine. So either weld from the top or if welding from the bottom, need to grind off the bead. Then of course once the cams and cap are in place, turn the motor over a few times to make sure there's no interference. That's why I was interested in maybe buying his used cylinder head assembly if he buys a new oneAm I right that the middle part of the cap doesn't actually touch anything? It just controls spray/drip around the cams? Seeing your crack now, I am wondering if you can't just take it to a weld shop and tack the top together and be good... The actual journals are far left and far right and still solid, nowhere near the crack -- I don't think the crack is under any real stress in operation -- which might explain why that section was so delicate... Did I misunderstand what is where?