Some editors like long, drawn-out projects; one of the magazines that crosses my desk from time to time features very involved V-twin engine builds. The articles run for months at a time, and repeat themselves periodically, using different suppliers, mechanics and components. Frankly, I’ve always been puzzled by articles like that, in part because I figure anyone undertaking a complete engine overhaul, let alone building one from scratch, is probably capable of doing so on his own without the help of a magazine article. I also have to wonder how practical such an article is, especially when it may take six months to complete. I mean what’s a guy supposed to do if a particular installment ends after the cam bearings are in? Wait until the next issue to install and time the cams?