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Re: Nogs Blog
« Reply #1046 on: 18:20 - 22 February, 2018 »
What’s it like? I had a plastic clear one pn my Yam and was convinced the air in it caused fuel starvation
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« Reply #1045 on: 15:49 - 21 February, 2018 »
Hoping to get the shims today and finish off the head.  In the meantime have ordered a new in-line fuel filter, as I er, accidentally stood on the existing one which sort of, might of, er, broken it  :-X

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« Reply #1044 on: 09:54 - 19 February, 2018 »
With a little more moving around I managed to get the majority of clearances right, but 2 inlets are still below tolerance.

I've ordered just a few more shims which they said they'll swap out with the original ones which is decent enough of them, so hopefully I should have all the clearances within spec by the end of the week.

In the meantime I'll sort the carbs, so all being well the two jobs will be finished before the end of next week :)

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« Reply #1043 on: 11:17 - 16 February, 2018 »
Yeah it's a bit of a pain, at least all the inlets are good now.

In fairness these actually aren't too hard to do, no buckets so you simply slide the follower thing out of the way and pull the shim out with a magnet.

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Re: Nogs Blog
« Reply #1042 on: 11:00 - 16 February, 2018 »
I helped a mate do his Lotus Twin Cam headed RS2000 engine with a complete head rebuild, under bucket shims. Despite pieces of paper under the head with measurements and calculations double checked, we still needed multiple visits to the shop in Leytonstone. Three times in one morning I went back to swap shims. I think I kept the last two as souvenirs to remind me never to do under bucket shims ever again.
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« Reply #1041 on: 17:56 - 15 February, 2018 »
Didn't even have to modify that to gain it's stamp of approval...

I aim to please ;)

Swapped the shims over this afternoon.

Hasn't gone as planned and still have a few valves that are too tight.  It doesn't help when you buy a 2.65 shim and it end up being more like 2.68.  Most were a around 0.02-0.03 out of the stated size which was a bit annoying.  Anyway, moved a few around again and am nearly there but looks like I may need to buy a couple more just to ensure some aren't past the tolerance.

The biggest pain was when I cleverly stuffed some rag down the spark plug holes in case I dropped a shim but never thought to block off the cam chain area.  When getting the shim from cylinder 1 exhaust the follower pinged back and sent the shim down the cam chain.

After several minutes shitting myself it had got lodged somewhere, some poking around with a magnet fished it from behind the timing rotor.

Anyway, all the inlets are fine now and within tolerance, and have about 4 exhaust shims that need either swapping or replacing.  I might see if I can get the supplier to replace the ones they sent on the basis they are too far out of spec.

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Re: Nogs Blog
« Reply #1040 on: 16:11 - 15 February, 2018 »
Fnaaaarrr
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Re: Nogs Blog
« Reply #1039 on: 16:09 - 15 February, 2018 »
I was hoping March time, will just need a good few weekends of solid action and can get it out again.

Didn't even have to modify that to gain it's stamp of approval...



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« Reply #1038 on: 11:36 - 15 February, 2018 »
 I was hoping March time, will just need a good few weekends of solid action and can get it out again.

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« Reply #1037 on: 10:13 - 15 February, 2018 »
keep em coming.  whats the eta on the first burn out?
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« Reply #1036 on: 09:52 - 15 February, 2018 »
Not too bad, i'll be wiping her gusset before her first spring outing just to make sure though.

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Re: Nogs Blog
« Reply #1035 on: 09:43 - 15 February, 2018 »
Hope her undercarriage is nice and clean?

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« Reply #1034 on: 07:44 - 14 February, 2018 »
Good goin Nog  ???
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« Reply #1033 on: 14:26 - 13 February, 2018 »
Looks like I should have the parts delivery before the end of the week, so hopefully if not too hungover on Saturday/Sunday I should be able to get the new shims in and if new clearances all good then the cylinder head is all sorted.

The carb tidy-up doesn't look like it should take long with the new float and seals etc.  Was also looking at the tired old coolant hoses and thought sod it and so have got some nice sminky new silicone hoses, so she'd better fire up and run like a dream after all the attention she's had recently.

Once I've finally sorted all those jobs, it on to stripping the forks and then fitting a small steel section of pipe into the exhaust after the collector so I can weld in a collar for my AFR gauge and check how rich/lean it's running.

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« Reply #1032 on: 12:05 - 12 February, 2018 »
All the little bits really do add up, but that's what you got when you DIY, take your time and know it's done properly. Unless you pay for a master craftsman, I'll doubt you'll get as good a job done by a commercial person. Nice work Nog  :D
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