Tech Tip

Always make sure all your gears fit the pinion before you install them in the cases.  I've found an abundance of aftermarket parts that run a bit out of tolerance.(what else is new?)  On early engines, these gears are designed to "float" on the shaft, with the movement of the flywheels on acceleration and deceleration.
Big Noot uses an "old donor pinion shaft" to apply valve lapping compound and work the gears off and on to give the gear ID the correct fit on the new shaft.  Why didn't I think of that????

4 comments:

WhitelinePsycho said...

Because even you have to learn from somebody.

Irish Rich said...

Because us crusty ol' fucks always have something else that hasn't dawned on you yet up our sleeves, that's why.

Big Noot and yourself are like me and Part-timer Steve, you never show whippersnappers everything all at once. I always like to hear "Aw geeze, why didn't I think of that!".

Cycle Nazi said...

Hey that looks familiar...really stoked to see it come along my friend...thank you very much!!!

copeland said...

nice