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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:43 pm

found site postimg.org seems better/easier then photo bucket. so i changed my fuel pump 2 weeks ago Image and figured id change the oil Image and while changing the oil i found my oil leak [url=https://postimg.org/image/4a1d4zrah/Image[/url] so i think ill try torqueing the heads /resetting the valve adjustment and dropping the timing and redoing the carb adjustment
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:57 am

Are you going to torque the heads for a reason or just S and G's ?

Be aware that the head bolts are known to pull out of the cases on these old motors then you are in a world of hurt. Ask me how I know ...
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:59 am

elrockk wrote:Does anyone here have a SUGARGLIDER or know someone that does . I have some Free stuff like a climbing tower /food /snacks and vitamins if anyone wants

https://longisland.craigslist.org/zip/d ... 59369.html

I have to admit I had no idea what this was until I saw it this morning.
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:54 pm

im torqueing the heads because that seems to be my oil leak from the base of the jugs. i think its only 20 something foot pounds
yes that s the stuff im giving away Image had to put my buddy down and would like to hook someone up
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:47 am

Okay, didn't know that was you.

If it is leaking from the base of the jugs I doubt that tightening will stop it, the sealer is compromised between the jugs and the case. (Permagasket type sealer) As I said before unless it's a hideous leak I don't think I would risk it but that's just me because when I tried to fix my leak I ended up buying a motor. :oops:
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:52 pm

i think 23 foot pounds should not break anything but i will eat crow if it does. ive also read that loose head bolts let the jugs go up and down and pound the case leading to engine damage. 23 foot pounds or bust
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:56 pm

i just did an engine at work was 59 foot pounds plus 90 degrees then plus 60 degrees came out to 245 torque total
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:21 am

elrockk wrote:i just did an engine at work was 59 foot pounds plus 90 degrees then plus 60 degrees came out to 245 torque total


Was the case made of magnesium ? :D
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