Do ya think? Everything had heavy carbon ...
Pretty common to have build up there, although I would check the bearing health on that side and replace while you're in there.
looks like the og grease thats been spread around after 40yrs. Its good practice to blow out the grease from new bearings.
Bad rings will put soot in the bottom end
Yep yep. Good cleaning soon as it cools. Still gotta get the bearings off. I was going to leave it stock. But as I did small jobs on it , I figured to put an Olympia kit on it. It's a real easy kit for an old fart like me to work with. 8)
Back together with the Olympia kit.
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