Hey all, found this forum by accident while looking for a place (online) to search for whoever the guy was that rebuilt the top end on my 1970 Moto Guzzi Ambassador. I just want to let him know he did an outstanding job because it is still doing it's thing 25 years later. As you Guzzi heads out there know, the early motors had major issues with the chromed aluminum bores blistering and flaking etc. Well, this motor has cylinders with steel liners and supposedly Chevy 350 pistons. I've never had to do more than pull the heads off so have not seen more than the top of the pistons and cannot verify the pistons as Chevy but if it ain't true it's still a great story. In any case, I love my old guzzi and will keep it going as long as I can keep ridin it. It owes me, 'cause after working my ass off for 40+ years, raising 6 kids with my wife and co-signing for more student loans than I care to mention (6 bachelors and 4 masters degrees worth). I am ready to do at least some of the miles I've missed out on all these years. I look forward to making some friends here and sharing the knowledge I've gained as a machinist and mechanic over the years that has kept my cars and bikes going when I sure couldn't have afforded to pay somebody else to do the work. All the best, Pete "the guzzi guy"