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Some of you are aware of the Yellow Peril, a much-abused 1973 145E that I bought not too long before I retired in 1998. To give you an idea of the abuse, it took 4 gallons of motor oil to make it home, a distance of 1000 miles. On teardown we found ALL of the top rings were broken and a couple of them were missing from desert operation without an aircleaner.
My grandson built the new engine under my direction and it was working pretty well for about 20,000 miles and then would not start. At the time both he and I were involved in a lot of things so it sat at his house until I decided to get it going for the VCOA Midsommar meet in Tulsa. I am mentioning here that you might find my chronicle of the process instructional if not enjoyable. It is posted on the Brickboard's RWD forum, and I invite your attention.
 
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