I have pressed the midshaft in as far as I can and am still 3-4mm away from being able to install any bolts into the motor mounts... wondering if I have the wrong midshaft. No markings on it of any kind, will have to measure and see. Is this how all of these builds go? Or just mine?
I sent that one and one I had to JM to have rebuilt. They were the same number on them. I believe he rebuilt the other one I sent in and gave me a core credit for the other.
I dont have a gap, I just cant get ththe engine back far enough.
Threads are bottoming out, but the driveshaft is still 1/2" away from end of mid shaft. I may just have to machine that, and then the coupler as well.
Seems pretty normal to me. As a side note I finally got the ss nuts I ordered off ebay for the steering... apparently they came from HongKong, I should read the listing better. Had no idea it would take a month to get 4 nuts.
When I bought my midshaft it had the longer coupler like the one in the picture. Both ebay listings claim they are from the same ski...
Maybe I need the shorter version? Guess I'll order it up and see.
Figured out the issue with the midshaft.
It was an issue with the couple on the engine.
There was a few messed up threads almost at the bottom. About 3/16" from bottoming out. Cleaned it up with an impact setup on a core crank.
You may notice the red line comingfrom the head to a pisser. Who sells other color water lines?