So today, I decided to have a look at the 3 Engines I have. Note that one is unseen because it is disassembled, in a tote. I did look at it however. Looks like these was a head gasket issue. One cylinders valves are corroded the other is just carbon-strickened. Same deal with the pistons. Looking at the cylinder walls, they could use a nice hone. There aren't any deep pits in them or anything. However the underside in the middle of the chain drive, there is a nick (I'll have to take a picture later). It's either from incorrectly prying or the chain itself. Nonetheless, it'll be preparing for a full rebuild. That way I'll know what's what.
I opened the valve cover to Engine A. Everything looks good. There isn't a lot of oil in it, I checked the stick. I'll let some oil run down and then see about hand turning it. But it looks like it could be in pretty decent shape. Maybe needing a light rebuild. But I won't know until I completely tear into it.
I oped the valve cover to Engine B. Now this one, I believe was running when pulled. Smells of gas and oil. Not stinky gas either, looks like is was just down for an oil change prior to removing it from the bike. Oil level is great. Nice color to it. This is the one I want to actually run.
Now my question is, how do I go about doing that? The carbs aren't on it and I'd prefer an easy route of just spraying with starting fluid to see if it'lll run. What wire need to be where? Once I'm sure it may run, it'll undergo a light rebuild as I begin planning out these two frames.
Bike number 3 shall be obtained later today. Or at least that is my hope.