Like a Junk Yard Dog
Working on, trying to Keep warm in Florida--December 28th through March ????.
. I've owned the 48 since the late 1980s. On the 1991 rebuild I installed a S and S oil pump and Keihan carb and ran 20w 50 oil. During the last rebuild (this time by a professional) I had the 1948 oil pump reinstalled along with the Linkert M35, The machinist/enginebuilder recommended Kendall competition 70 weight during our summer and 50 weight during the cooler weather . Kendall 70 completion is easy to buy, inexpensive and what the guy warranting the engine recommended. The best thing aboutYou run 70W? I changed my old kickstart-only Sportster over to 20w-50 like 30 years ago. Works great, the internals have stayed beautiful and in spec. And it's rather easier to kick over in cooler weather for sure.
Great idea! How long have you been suffering? My home is heated using Natural Gas. The gas line enters the garage and runs near the ceiling along a wall in my garage. When I did a "make over" and expanded the foot print, I added a ceiling mounted heater, What a huge difference. Then, added the best insulated doors and spent a lot of time sealing known leak areas. I'm very comfy turning wrenches in the winter. Yeah, my fuel costs are higher, but, that's the cost of being "comfy".Not what I’m working in this winter but HOW I’m working on it. My garage isn’t heated but the main heating duct to my house goes through the garage. I just put a heating vent in it that I can open to warm the garage to acceptable levels when I’m in there.