Some of you have probably watched with amusement as you see another guy new to Ks and early sportsters slowly learn the marque and make the same silly mistakes as I go as perhaps you also made back in the day. Anyway, after a couple of years now at scouring the net, indy shops, and pestering old-timers, I think I have perhaps collected enough parts and pointers to finally want to have a go at building an engine myself.
I was wondering if anyone here could point me in the right direction for tools that are a must-have for this task?
I don't have the budget to go down the new "Jims" route, so am looking for tips on fabricating tools or on used specialty tools that might be available. I do not have the skills or facilities to own a lathe, press, or welder, etc so these sort of tasks would be outsourced to a professional; but I would like to have a go at disassembly/assembly and refurbishment at least - from the bare cases (races etc installed) level up.
I'd be interested in hearing from those of you who have been down this path in the past, or even those of you who might have such tools for sale (cheap!)