AllingtonGT wrote:I just used the string technique on both rear cylinders. it was too much hard work using the air compressor. I have to say that it's just as effective and it's 'solid' when you use the spring compressor. Just make sure you use nylon string not sisal........
It wasn't the compressed air bit I was having trouble with, that went fine, it was the spring compressor that was the issue, anyway 5 out of 6 should cut down the burning oil smell.
Well put it all back together today having spent yesterday trying to blast, burn and dissolve the shite
paint that was on one of the rocker covers, a right job it was, seems to be the most indestructible paint going, all three layers of it, the final one being black, so that's what they are now, Eastwood's radiator satin black, and they look great, took the opportunity of doing the same to the alternator bracketry as well, yep, same paint was used on those as well
, so that was Saturday wasted.
Left them all to dry overnight and first thing today started to put it all back together....except I managed to shear a rocker bolt clean in two, case of reading, remembering (wrongly in this case) and setting, then realising after that horrible feeling that I'd just set N m rather than lbs ft, 60 rather than 46 in this case
Confessed this to make others aware of what a cock up can easily be done if you try and work from memory
Bugger thought I, well it was truthfully a moving moment as I realised the head may have to come off to drill and tap, and Silverstone departure is Thursday afternoon, managed to find a replacement thanks to Steve C directing me to Greeny who still has his dads old cologne, so not as bad as I thought, quick head swap and we are off, took it all apart again and the penny dropped
the stud, or what's left of it that was, shouldn't be under any tension, so I carefully with a big ommer and centre pop drifted it round and managed to get it out.
So with Greeny's spare engine parts assembly is the reverse of taking it all apart