This 12-page rebuild appeared in CMM, January to March 2008.
Rod’s mission, should he choose to accept it, is to put together a good Z250 engine from two abused donors – after they both tried to self destruct within five seconds.
It‘s a sad tale. My mate Jonathan had a Z25O twin whose engine had mysteriously stopped on the way home one night. A replacement motor turned out to have a dodgy clutch, so with two engines sitting on the garage floor he was still without transport. Could I help? Having had my soft nature well and truly ticked I agreed to get involved, and a car boot with two Z25O motors was rapidly unloaded into the Shed of Destiny. And, of course, it would prove to be anything but a simple job …