............................ coming back together. Got a few hours in up at Geoff's today and got the bottom end "buttoned up", the crank journals were good but it's had new shells and mains anyway. Kinda takes the guess work out of it, plus there's no-one else to blame if there's a problem later on. Had to smile when Geoff introduced his con rod protectors, apparently an idea he saw in a 1958 copy of Motorcycle Mechanics, just a couple of toilet roll tubes dropped over! Most of the best ideas are the simple solution.