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#61 RoosterLew OFFLINE  

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 08:30 PM

DON'T TRASH THAT CRANK, IT CAN BE REPAIRED!

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Posted November 19, 2012 - 08:46 PM

DON'T TRASH THAT CRANK, IT CAN BE REPAIRED!


Saving it all. I've welded broken cranks bosses before, so if once I look at the rod journal & it's ok, I'll save it back for future possible use. The seller said this engine tossed a rod, but not the case. It does feel like gear lash issues, or there's just rust & scale on the cam/crank teeth. Piston goes up & down fine & feels like no play in the rod.
It's amazing what sellers sometime just say off the top of their heads when they know NOTHING AT ALL about something.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Got a carb built from the 2 that Bill shipped to me. I had to remove the one's choke lever from the choke shaft to move the handle 180 degrees to work with this setup. The brass wouldn't tighten up with bradding quite enough, so I soldered the lever to the shaft also.

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This carb is ready to go now!

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Got a carb built from the 2 that Bill shipped to me. I had to remove the one's choke lever from the choke shaft to move the handle 180 degrees to work with this setup. The brass wouldn't tighten up with bradding quite enough, so I soldered the lever to the shaft also.


I've never heard the term "bradding" before. Is that the same as peening? the end of the shaft to tighten up on the lever?

I don't have any pics of what I mean.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 08:05 PM

I've never heard the term "bradding" before. Is that the same as peening? the end of the shaft to tighten up on the lever?

I don't have any pics of what I mean.


Yes, peening is the same as what I mean. I may be using the "bradding" term in the wrong way, but that's how folks in my parts use it.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 08:41 PM

I might be using the term peening wrong too, but that's what we do.

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 09:56 PM

I might be using the term peening wrong too, but that's what we do.


No, you're right, as we use both terms. Usually on small items I'll call it bradding, but on large pieces, I call it peening.

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 11:26 AM

DON'T TRASH THAT CRANK, IT CAN BE REPAIRED!


Nope, no saving this one. Took the backer plate off the engine & the camshaft had broken, stripping some gear teeth off the crank. A shame too, as the rod & main journals were perfect.

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Then I discovered a 2" long crack in the block Steve brought. Must have tossed a rod in it's past. I decided just to JB weld this block instead of brazing or using the parts block I bought due to scratches in it's bore. The crack wasn't noticeable until I cleaned the block well, so JB should hold it just fine. Steve's block's bore is in great shape. I'll also have to drill & tap this block for electric starter mount holes being this was a pull start only engine. The ones with electric start have the mounting bosses machined down a bit, so I just rough ground the areas down. I'll carefully mark for drilling/tapping after the JB cures fully.

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That's all my time till alter today. Almost eating time!

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 10:39 AM

Ordered a new governor gear & spool, plus main cover gasket just now. I also got the starter mount holes drilled & tapped this morning.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 01:15 PM

Sorry Dan! I didn't figure on my gift making more work for you. The PO had it running for me when I arrived to pick it up. Hopefully it will be for you soon too.

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Posted November 23, 2012 - 02:21 PM

Sorry Dan! I didn't figure on my gift making more work for you. The PO had it running for me when I arrived to pick it up. Hopefully it will be for you soon too.



Oh no, don't you apologize! It was a great gift and needed. I like to go through an engine anyway to be double sure of everything. PO had removed the governor entirely. These plastic gov gears need to be replaced after a while anyway, so now it will be new. Valve clearances, valve faces & seats all in great shape, so I'll leave them be. Need to look at the rod bearing surface, so likely pull the piston to check ring gap also.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Drug out the old pot blaster today to clean up the frame for finish work. Needed to get her good & clean so I can lay on a thin layer of body filler to smooth out the pitting. Hadn't used this blaster in quite a few years due to it always plugging from moisture. NO problems with it at all today! I had tons of trouble when I had my oil-less compressor, so I have to wonder if they create more moisture in the lines than piston pumps? I used el;ectrolysis to remove the paint & bulk of the rust, and what little paint/scale that remained came off really easy today.

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My old can of filler was no good, so I have to make a quick run to get a new quart. Once cured, I'll block sand it smooth, then shoot primer on it.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Wow this sure is coming along! Great job so far.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 01:18 PM

Looking good Daniel!

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 01:27 PM

I missed this one also! It was great for me to read and catch up on it though! This is going to look great with your other hogs!




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