Here's the final installment in this little job. Here is the cover all sealed and back on the motor.
No leaks or drips.....from the cam case. Of course, the motor is still leaking like crazy all over the cylinder--but no cam case or plug leak. Gonna take more futzing to completely stop the oil. That will have to come later and will require the motor coming out. I'll post that when I get around to doing it, but for now I will ride and clean up the mess from time to time.
The thing with these old bikes is the work is never done. As the motto of the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic ride goes: "Wrench, Ride, Repeat."
Hope this small description helps someone else with that durn dripping plug, anyway.
"Ride Your Own Ride"