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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:24 am 
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Maz wrote:
No.


Thanks for that. :roll:

The rear header is loose and I'd like to sort it if possible - how do I get to the bolts? It looks like shock and fan out might do it?


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k nuts, not copper nuts.


Not familiar with those, what are the advantages?

Having done a lot of restos on rusty old cars in the past, copper nuts are a godsend - they always release.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:05 am 
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Long brass nuts if you like

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:46 am 
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pash wrote:



Well that was a good read with great tips.

I'd say 'you're wasted where you are Nick' but if you're working on Typhoons and A380s whats better than that!? Cape Canaveral?


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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Cape Carnival would be better...

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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Have you been up in a Typhoon Nick?


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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No. I've been in lots of passenger planes though... I'm no plane buff, I just like going on holidays...

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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pash wrote:
No. I've been in lots of passenger planes though... I'm no plane buff, I just like going on holidays...



Me too. A380 is a favourite. You did well with that one Nick...looking forward to seeing your next one :)


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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Me and my stud snapping skills are responsible for a load of the bits that keep those (and other passenger) planes in the air.

You have been warned.


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Snapped both studs for fun, bought some long serious drills and set to work.

Tapped the thread using a 5/16 second tap, then ground it down to make a plug tap and gain the maximum possible thread.

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Happy with that, could have gone a lot worse. Stainless studs are fitted in now. Solid and the header will bolt back up. :)


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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Stainless and aluminium are the 2 worst materials that should never be mated up :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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It'll be fine. They can seize solid for all I care, the Loctite they went in with should help there.

I'm working on the theory that it's the exposed bits that caused the problem, the bits that rusted so badly the nuts and stud became one, and the csa of the stud reduced to a level where it offered the tensile strength of a twiglet.

now to drop the motor and eff up the rear header, the way the pipe is wobbling about, I'm sure it is leaking and causing the overrun banging


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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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It'll be fine. They can seize solid for all I care, the Loctite they went in with should help there.


That'll be useful when the studs fail.....Buells shatter stainless for fun.

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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ahhhhh..... didn't figure that might happen.

bugger.


They'll be even worse to drill out when that happens.

Would you fit stainless in engine cases? Yeah there's the galvanic corrosion issue but they are also nice and shiny. ;)

Talking about nice and shiny.....

Sneeky peek...

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 Post subject: Re: My first buell
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Nice, I do like orange

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