Well, did the crankshaft spin by hand and all fell right into places. The marks align perfectly on both ends, the timing is perfect! The modified tensioner works great. The engine turns freely and smooth.
0ne of the shims I ordered came with a small manufacturers damage, passed the quality control somehow. I'm getting a replacement and I know exactly where it's going, so it will be an easy swap. The inconvenience is I have to wait until bolting the engine cover shut.
All looks good.
If you wonder why my head is not polished and shiny, I just left any detailing for later. When the engine is all sealed from the coronavirus, hahaha, I will put a rotary tool to work and clean it up. Then spray some silver. In a way, correct mechanics were the focus of this crazy project, esthetics second. But it will come together at the end.
1982 Kawasaki KZ1300 A4
1981 Kawasaki KZ1300 A3
assembling engine, chassis & electrical from 79 - 89 parts