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by Donald A
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Help
Topic: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Re: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight

Brilliant that's what I suspected - any tips on a supplier of imperial washer shims, and if I ask for 1/2 inch id and 1 inch od like the thrust washer will it actually be a clearance fit i.e. 0.5 mm larger on the id? Also presumably I need an assortment of thicknesses - they seem to come in tens ......
by Donald A
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

prop shaft end float on 1969 featherweight

I am reassembling a 1969 featherweight gear box, after renewing the rubber oil washer (40/236) I have 2 questions 1 The new workshop manual, which irritatingly does not have a publication date but has 28 service sheets and 48 pages, mentions the use of shims on the prop shaft between the crown wheel...
by Donald A
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: stuck flywheel
Replies: 50
Views: 12866

Re: stuck flywheel

Done it - sorted by plus gas and vice grips will put in new key
Should this just be inserted dry, like the flywheel? It looks like it was difficult because of dried grease
Donald A
by Donald A
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Tightening top nut
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Tightening top nut

Thanks for that Hugz - you wrote what I was thinking.....surely this is the tightest nut on the engine?
Donald A
by Donald A
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: stuck flywheel
Replies: 50
Views: 12866

Re: stuck flywheel

Thanks - I tried tapping but seems to be stuck - will try some plus gas and try again - I don't want to hit too hard and misshape or scratch something ! Thanks for the bottom dead centre - that's what I don't get - there is always some float?!
Donald A
by Donald A
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: stuck flywheel
Replies: 50
Views: 12866

Re: stuck flywheel

Thanks for the the lapping point and the ball bearing point - brilliant. 2 questions 1 where should the piston be when you hit the end of the crankshaft, to minimise the results of shock through the shaft and it's attachments? 2 how do I get the woodruff key off - I thought they should be square or ...
by Donald A
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Tightening top nut
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Re: Tightening top nut

Thanks for that - what do you mean by book of words?!
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by Donald A
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Tightening top nut
Replies: 6
Views: 1998

Tightening top nut

This may sound stupid, but how do I tighten the top dome nut on top of the flywheel, when the flywheel and crankshaft keep turning?
Donald A
And what is the torque no for this or is it just good old fashioned FT........
by Donald A
Mon May 01, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Drive casing into water pump housing
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Drive casing into water pump housing

Thank you for that – it is nice to know that one's tentative logic is along the right lines!

What a beautiful prop – what engine is it from?

Regards Donald
by Donald A
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Drive casing into water pump housing
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Drive casing into water pump housing

Photo attached. Engine is EGF 506FF2 Measurements EGF tube still attached 1.123 EGF housing ditto 1.119 - 1.124 spare chromed tube 1 1.124 ditto 2 1.123 spare housing 1 1.123 ditto 2 1.132 Armed with the idea of the reversed bolt, and Charles's standard of 1.125, I think the penny might be beginning...
by Donald A
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Drive casing into water pump housing
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: Drive casing into water pump housing

How do I post a photo - I don't see a hot spot for an attachment? Thank you for all your helpful replies - I like the reversed pinch bolt idea, but take Charles's point about breaking the lug - aluminium shears suddenly.... I think the problem is of my own making - I got some casings off eBay, and d...
by Donald A
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Drive casing into water pump housing
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Drive casing into water pump housing

I am trying fit a new (ie rechromed) drive shaft casing into the water pump housing, and finding it a very tight fit I don't think it's the chroming - all my other similar bits have the same problem. Obviously I am missing something here - perhaps at the factory they were heated to give a tight fit ...
by Donald A
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Chromium plating
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Re: Chromium plating

Thanks guys - that's very helpful I had had a chat with jackie at Sheridans, before posting the thread, and she said she did not have any featherweight legs at the moment - and even if she did, they would be plastic coated. She thought they would be made to fit immediately into the ends of the water...
by Donald A
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Chromium plating
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

Chromium plating

I have now got to the driveshaft casing, in restoring a 1969 Featherweight (F811B9), and need to get it rechromed The water pump housings I have are 1.120 in ID and 1.132 ID, and the uncorroded chrome end of the casing is 1.134 in OD, which is not a promising start. Kempe 1970 ed tells me that a dec...
by Donald A
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: water transfers for 1969 featherweight
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: water transfers for 1969 featherweight

Thanks for that - I'll try John on the decal front The history of this engine (F811B for Bravo9 - gold top, Mark II ignition, Villiers carburettor) is that I got it on ebay for almost nothing, because it had a cracked block - when I took it apart, the block came away in two pieces, the bottom bit st...

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