Weeks 9 – 12+ Divi and Alexandra reading the Bible. The front wheel on the truing stand. Inflating the tire. Starting assembly! Attaching the front wheel. The crank shaft and transmission in the bottom end, during reassembly. Preparing for top-end assembly. Paper gasket and head bolts in place. Alexandra comparing timing cams. Organizing bolts so they don’t get lost. Professor Littman screwing in the above bolts. Testing the shifter pedal. Attaching the piston. See the retainer ring in the hole? Putting the barrel in place. The paper gasket from the previous photos was too small, so we replaced it with red liquid gasket. Pushing a bearing into place. Lining up the push rods. Putting the head in place and seating the pushrods with the rocker arms. Testing the fit of a 3-D printed valve cover John designed. Cleaning the rust from clips for the seat upholstery. Putting the above clips into place. The clutch assembly. The clutch assembly in place with the duplex chain attached. Putting the cover on the clutch assembly. The rotor is in its place and the clutch plates have been tightened with the three spring-screws in the background. The engine mostly assembled. Note the kickstarter pedal. The engine in its place on the frame, still sans-side covers. The handlebars and front break line attached. Trying to attach lower oil lines. The tank is in place. Starting the engine up for the first time, no drive chain attached. She sounds great! Emma grinding down welds on one of the mudguards. Glen teaching us how to paint the mudguards. Emma and Glen. Stephanie painting the second mudguard. Al cleaning the spraygun. One of the painted mudguards. The bike, fully assembled. Testing day. The professor whipped out his Model T. Ford, not Tesla.