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from Old English White to green moss and rust

Joshua Slocum

Book Reviewer
more stud shenanigans, this time on the other side. Starting by removing the old metal gasket, the stud on the right has a big chunk taken out of it.
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not ready to refit this yet, but a comparison is always interesting of old and new.
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bit of heat on the stud so I can simply wind it out....
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well it hasn't happened for me yet but I live in hope.
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I bloodyhate doing that these days
I take mine to an engineering firm they have some special machine
and it all comes back with a nice new bit of stud properly treated

Joshua Slocum

Book Reviewer
Hey Sprocket
just noticed this on facebook< can see beetle wings
and use to you ?
its on this closed group you might have to join first

Finally got around to buying myself some serious drill bits,Dewalt Extreme 2 these cut through the metal of the studs in no time, I made more progress with this in five minutes than it took me a whole day with the others.
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that's the last two studs finished, now I can move on to something else, like fitting the heads back on.
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the steps for reassembly are many and any mistakes will come back to bite me later on. Step one measure the length of the pushrod tubes for minimum length and fit the new white ring seals.
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the order of tightening the bolts fastening the head to the jugs is crucial to stop the fragile head cracking. The haynes suggest 23 foot pounds.
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23 foot pounds, trying to interpret that on my torque wrench, it says up to 23, so anything beyond that is too much pressure.
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back on, the push rods placed back in their exact tubes, carefully wiggled onto the taps.
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the gasket and seal set provides four seals that look the same, and two that look less likely, but their numbers match. The original oil cooler seals are the squashed black one's on the left.
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I'm going for the two on the right
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This just appeared on my feed for some reason, but I think anyone that is following this thread will enjoy it! I'm going to try and find the body-work one - if there is one!

finally broke through the hard compressed carbon jamming up the heater tube. Using a long drill bit.....
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some of the carbon drilled out as dust.
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I'll do some more drilling widening the pathway, before welding up the holes I made in the elbows.
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using a long bar to turn the engine over by hand, I'm concerned about the forward and backward movement of the flywheel as it rotates, does this mean the engine has seen all it's life, there was no movement of the flywheel backward and forward with the prybar, just as it rotates as you can see in the video.
winter check of the bodywork, moved the rain cover off and quite shocked how much rain we've had, or rather.....
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how much of the rain we've had that's settled in the floor well.
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sponged out three buckets worth of rainwater
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nice and clean now, and ready for some drain holes at the lowest point in the floor.
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gave it a good sponging over and a touch up of k rust here and there, then the rain cover back on with more bungees holding it down. That's it tied down for Christmas. Lets see what the new year will bring.
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