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Offline haynes66

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2018, 09:35:40 PM »
i have done that in the past but these are quite thin in places and you tend to get a feeling if they are about to loosen or snap. by turning the casing, you dont get that 'feel'.
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2018, 09:48:33 PM »
Fair do's. I suppose me being a novice I didn't know what 'feel' I was 'feeling' for 😊😊. I wasn't going to remove any of the head studs but as one had to be mullered to remove the nut, I had no choice.
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2018, 10:03:52 PM »
novice??  i dont think so.  not many people would tackle an engine rebuild.    but believe me, i have butchered many a piece of machinery over the years to gain a little mechanical sympathy. it comes with age, i suppose..
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2018, 06:40:04 AM »
Age has nowt to do with it its when frustration kicks in!

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
well, i got five out so far, including one of the rusty ones but the others wont budge. i've left it for now for two reasons.  1. it's always best to walk away for a while instead of pushing my luck.   2.my wife was cross with me for using up the gas in her creme brulee torch...
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2018, 09:13:52 PM »
well, i got five out so far, including one of the rusty ones but the others wont budge. i've left it for now for two reasons.  1. it's always best to walk away for a while instead of pushing my luck.   2.my wife was cross with me for using up the gas in her creme brulee torch...


They only need to come out if damaged or very rusty  ;)

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2018, 09:17:25 PM »
i know.  but i have this thing in my head that tells me that if i put a new one in, the others will be old! 
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2018, 09:35:36 PM »
i know.  but i have this thing in my head that tells me that if i put a new one in, the others will be old!

No Problem, get the two rusty ones out and I will send you two good second hand ones  ;)

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2018, 09:52:15 PM »
sounds like a fair deal! i'll attempt the other one in the next day or so.
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2018, 10:16:52 PM »
These only need replacing to upgraded ones if you are going for a higher compression rating.

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2018, 08:32:13 AM »
I usually find the front middle studs are stubborn
I never fail to get them out with lots of heating double nut on top then taping with hammer while trying to undo
Like it has been said don't push your luck just keep doing it without too much force , last stubborn one took 3 days of this treatment till it finally let go

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 07:44:54 PM »
finally got all the studs out after soaking them in coke. the rusty one was touch and go as you could see the shaft twisting before letting go.  all the engine bits are having a good gunking tomorrow night ready for cleaning and painting.
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 07:51:49 PM »
finally got all the studs out after soaking them in coke. the rusty one was touch and go as you could see the shaft twisting before letting go.  all the engine bits are having a good gunking tomorrow night ready for cleaning and painting.

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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2018, 07:55:17 PM »
 ;D ;D
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Re: phil read rep/honda britain restoration
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2018, 05:00:19 PM »
bit of a set back as i dropped my engine cases etc for blasting and painting at a company in reading, but the wait is at least six weeks. never mind, i'll plod on with the frame etc while i'm waiting.  on the plus side, i found the owner of the actual phil read TT winning bike which is incomplete, but i did touch the engine in a pervy way!!  every cloud....
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