Rebuild is going real slow.
For a good build you need at the very least least two things: Time and money.
I have time (unemployed), money I don't!
So, everything I can do myself is being done; engine rebuild is in stand by for now, Wiseco 1029cc kit and all parts (gaskets, bearings, orings...) will have to wait.
Meanwhile I turned my attention to the 40mm Lectrons I'm going to fit.
I bought these carbs years ago from Manny (from Canada), tried them for a short while, but these things are not very streetable. They are more suitable for a Garage Queen, which is what my FZX is becoming after all these years.
I disassembled the rack, disassembled each carb completely, blueprinted and removed and deburred all sharp edges, polished the slides and bell mouths. Converted them to metric screws (sorry).
Machined a new twist wheel on the lathe and made new top covers for all 4 carbs.
I'm thinking about converting the carbs to powerjets. Powerjets are used mainly on two-strokes, but it's a good idea for four strokes also, because you can have a richer top end (with the powerjet) while using a leaner needle for better bottom end and mid range.
Lectron carbs don't use jets (except the powerjet). Only a specially cut needle that does it all. Simplicity at its best.
Something I like to say:
The beauty of engineering is in the simplicity.
For those of you not familiarized with these carbs (made in USA) check http://www.lectronfuelsystems.com/
A small video of the Lectrons.
We call these Guillotine carbs. Guess why...
Notice twist shaft and twist wheel.
Lectrons usually have direct individual throttle cables.