JS Motorsport
JS Motorsport
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Sanger, CA 93657
Phone/Fax: 559 875 0659
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JS Motorsport Technical
The Oil tight Norton

To make your Norton truly oil tight you need the following ingredients:

Use  Permatex Motoseal #29132 on all case joints that don't use gaskets.

Use JS fiberglass reinforced silicone gaskets throughout engine/tranny as shown below and described here (go here to order gaskets).


If you use a copper headgasket then use pliobond sealer and fine copper wire around the pushrod tunnels as described here (more info).

Use a JSM one way reed valve breather to eliminate crankcase pressure. This breather attaches directly to the cases so it warms up to prevent clogging with cold oil goo (more info).


Switch to JSM one piece rocker spindle covers (products).


Use special Orings throughout engine/tranny as described below:
Tranny kick shaft use wooden rod and oil to force in a oversize 1/8x1-1/8 ID viton Oring (take your time).
1/16th by 3/8th OD hard viton Oring clutch push rod seal (after-market oring nut item for belt drives).
Oversize 3/32 x 11/16 ID viton O ring shift lever force into place with a wooden rod.
Tranny cam & shift pawl force in oversize 3/4 OD x 3/32 viton Orings.

If you still have leaks - look for porosity in the aluminum casting.