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    Itís an interesting subject. Spent some time...

    Itís an interesting subject. Spent some time adjusting valve clearance in Honda 4 valve DOHC engines that were bucket and shim. Never saw any wear problems. There were other V4 OHC engines with...
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    I have a set of followers that have just been...

    I have a set of followers that have just been stelite faced, although the other set I have are around 61RC, so would be ok for what I’m doing. I have done a few heads and have the tools to do guides,...
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    For some reason your photos didnít loadÖ or I...

    For some reason your photos didnít loadÖ or I canít view them.

    Itís a roller bearing. Most of the old timers that I have talked to who still do these cranks donít use tallow. Iím using the product...
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    [QUOTE=AlfaGTA;3799279]Bet those rods are way...

    [QUOTE=AlfaGTA;3799279]Bet those rods are way cheaper than new cases.....I subscribe to the idea that the best place to spend your money is in the lower end, everything else above is just...
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    I have most, but not all the books and the...

    I have most, but not all the books and the original instruction sheets from Harpers. Don’t think there is any mention of small end clearance in the sheets.
    It was Tuning for Speed that says...
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    There is no manual for this critter, but books...

    There is no manual for this critter, but books from back in the day recommend minimum.001Ē and folks who do them on a semi regular basis recommend .0015Ē. The pins are 7/8 and the bushing wall ( just...
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    From Newman Tools: “TIMESAVER COMPOUNDS...

    From Newman Tools:

    “TIMESAVER COMPOUNDS ABSOLUTELY DO NOT IMBED OR CHARGE INTO ANY METAL SURFACES. Therefore, do not attempt to make a lead, copper or other soft metal lap to lap hard metals, as...
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    Just to be clearÖÖ there are actually two...

    Just to be clearÖÖ there are actually two different bushing discussions taking place. Originally it was a discussion about sizing connecting rod small end bushings. Yes using a Sunnen hone would be...
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    I watched a YouTube video of a fellow replacing...

    I watched a YouTube video of a fellow replacing and reaming Harley rod bushings without any sort of jig. He just hand bombed an adjustable reamer through there twisting it back and forth. It was one...
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    Itís only since starting this thread that I...

    Itís only since starting this thread that I discovered what is available in the way of tools for roller burnishing. Interesting subject.

    Burnishing Tools | Cogsdill

    I have used that TimeSaver...
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    NopeÖ. empty nester and plan on keeping it that...

    NopeÖ. empty nester and plan on keeping it that way.
    The cases were bought by my brother almost 50 years ago and then he gave them to me once he realized his clock was about to run out.

    They...
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    I wouldn’t try these ones with a vise. They are...

    I wouldn’t try these ones with a vise. They are for a dolls head gearbox (sleeve gear) sintered bronze and very thin wall. I just received 2 new ones and they didn’t survive the trip.

    You’re going...
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    Thanks for pointing that out. It would seem my...

    Thanks for pointing that out. It would seem my reading comprehension isn’t improving with age. I wish I could say it was a typo, but unfortunately it was stupidly.

    Interesting concept though any...
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    So another question about installing bushings…....

    So another question about installing bushings…. The next job is installing some relatively thin wall sintered bronze bushings into a gear. I stumbled upon this site which talks about using a piloted...
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    I wonder if thatís the same stuff they sell for...

    I wonder if thatís the same stuff they sell for bedding in piston rings.
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    You are trying to move an immovable object.. I...

    You are trying to move an immovable object.. I have a Comet engine stuffed into a Honda GL500I frame, so that might give you an idea of what you’re up against. There weren’t any rules with that one...
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    I won’t be selling the pickup to finance the mag....

    I won’t be selling the pickup to finance the mag. I already sold it to pay for the correct TT’s and manifolds. I know where I can get a KVFTT, but don’t see the point in spending that much on this...
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    I more or less anticipated the tendency to leave...

    I more or less anticipated the tendency to leave a bell mouth, so figured I would take a small amount at a time, and as mentioned, make sure the barrel passes completely through the bushing and flip...
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    The balls are relatively inexpensive. I found a...

    The balls are relatively inexpensive. I found a price list somewhere on there, but it wasn’t easy to find. Maybe they removed it.

    As for the timesaver, I’ve used it in other applications and...
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    While I have done some lapping, Iím certainly not...

    While I have done some lapping, Iím certainly not an expert on the subject. It does seem to me that lapping is sometimes considered inferior in some way. Life would be simple if I had a Sunnen setup....
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    A copy of a Lightning. As close as possible to...

    A copy of a Lightning. As close as possible to how it rolled out of the factory, so fast by 1950 standards, but not so fast by today’s standards. I do have the necessary bits to run it on alcohol,...
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    No they aren’t oilite. I think I may have...

    No they aren’t oilite. I think I may have confused the issue because I mentioned an insert recommended by Oilite. Not much material has to be removed. The new bushings will slip over the pin now, but...
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    No definitely not. At least not in the...

    No definitely not. At least not in the configuration it will be in. My daily driver has an electric leg and lights. Although this one has a Shadow frame number, it will be a copy of the Lightning in...
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    Oops sorry. Re-read your post.

    Oops sorry. Re-read your post.
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    Iíve never tried that, but Iím aware of the...

    Iíve never tried that, but Iím aware of the process and have that link saved in my reading list. I considered ordering some as they arenít expensive. Then I spoke to a fellow a couple of days ago...
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