Four Into Six: Watch How Allen Millyard Made His Own Kawasaki Z1 Six Cylinder Block At Home


Four Into Six: Watch How Allen Millyard Made His Own Kawasaki Z1 Six Cylinder Block At Home

It’s purely amazing what the right mind with the right hands and the right tools can make. This video follows yesterday’s where Allen Millyard showed us how he made the cylinder jugs for his one off Kawasaki Z1 Super Six engine. This is where the guy literally took parts of a couple Kawasaki Z1 four bangers and stretched them. This isn’t done as some sort of model building exercise, this is done to make running engines.

Now, the process may be somewhat similar to what he did with the jugs but doing the block is vastly more complicated in the sense that the job has to be done perfectly. If it is even the least bit out of whack it’s going to wreck the crank and bearings among other things pretty quickly. Millyard does all of this work at his house in a little garage and shed. He does a shocking amount of it by hand as well. His hacksaw and Dremel tool get a workout here.

The guy has a plan and as you will see, he follows it to conclusion. Coming tomorrow…how do you get the valvetrain to work?!

Press play below to see how you too can make a formerly four banger Kawasaki a six!


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