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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Not as bad as before, I thought it might be the oil drain plug, tightened it........but it looks like another engine removal to find Waldo's leak again. (oil pan gasket) from the looks of it. It will be after the July 18 show, and muffler build completion. Guess if it wasn't for this I would be searching for a new project. Looks like Old Girl will keep me busy awhile longer.

 

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 10:24 AM

Larry, on your oil leak I was given this info. by an atv mechanic. He said this was approved for Kawasaki warranty work. I have used it for various things, even 75hp gear box on brush cutter, without gaskets. It is ThreeBond 1194 liquid gasket. You can still find this on Amazon, but it has been superseded by 1184. That is supposed to work the same, but I have not used the 1184. This stuff is good. Hope this might help.

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Sorry to hear its marking its territory again.
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Posted July 09, 2015 - 01:17 PM

Knew I had it somewhere
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Posted July 09, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Well that just stinks

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Naa, gives me something to do in the air conditioning while it is 100 outside.


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 05:36 PM

Getting ready to tow Old Girl in to see about the muffler next week. No deck on the 1st trip. This will be the first use of the new trailer. I bought a (4) set of 2000lb cargo straps, Couple bungees to hold the hood down, and a small strap for the seat. I placed jack stands under the back of the trailer, and made a box to store all the stuff in. Next trip on the 18th She will have the deck installed.

How does this look to you?

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Going in tomorrow to "hopefully" finally get the new custom powder coated mufflers installed. She will be staying there till Friday.
 

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Posted July 13, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Winter is Coming: Scientist Says Sun Will Nod Off in 15 Years

Might want to start stockpiling those down jackets: The sun could nod off by 2030, triggering what scientists are describing as a “mini ice age.”

 

I might go ahead and work on the snow blower...... Might get some seat time one winter! :thumbs:


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Posted July 13, 2015 - 09:11 PM

yep better get that snow blower running, Might want to get more lights too.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 03:27 PM

They got the muffler to fit by moveing it back. It is touching the ailfilter housing, but the hood closes. I am somewhat concerned about the heat, guess I'll see if the paint bubbles on the hood this weekend. Remember this?

 

I pick Her up tomorrow.

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 04:17 PM

They got the muffler to fit by moveing it back. It is touching the ailfilter housing, but the hood closes. I am somewhat concerned about the heat, guess I'll see if the paint bubbles on the hood this weekend. Remember this?
 
I pick Her up tomorrow.


LOVE that pic!

Hey, if you're concerned about the heat, you could put a layer of a heat resistant material like the black fiberglass blankets used in brazing (or something like that) between the muffler and hood.
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Good luck with it Larry!



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 06:02 PM

After the new muffler was installed I had "I thought" a intermittent valve clatter. I opened up 5 holes on the muffler to let her breathe easier, but still had an intermittent clatter.  I took Her over to a get-together today and she acted perfect. The get together was good, we got to chat some and have lunch, complements of bbuckler's mom. The trip home was interesting, the girl that worked at Sears was all over the old Girl. Got delayed at the gas station from a Gent that asked a lot of questions about the restore. Back home now, I plan to see if I can re-torque the pan bolts on the leaky side, and see if I can create a gap between the air filter and muffler (this is where I think the clatter is coming from). 

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Posted July 18, 2015 - 08:07 PM

We are just chilling in the shop tonight. I'll pull the hood and start unhooking the engine tomorrow. Notice the seat on Old Girl..

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