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cyrusb

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polished to death
« on: January 02, 2008, 02:26:13 pm »
It seems as though the timing housing was polished to the point where there is not enough metal left to effect a good seal. In fact it acts as a gasket cutter. I'm going to try  just shellac and see how it goes. I find it ironic that a nation known for it's tolerance can't seem to hold one!

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Re: polished to death
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 04:29:54 pm »
A thin layer of Permatex Ultra Black should do just fine-
easier to clean up next time.
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Re: polished to death
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 10:11:29 pm »
Exactly what I ended up doing. The oil was traveling down the bottom bolt and out that thin area . That leak had allways been there, but had became real bad overnight. I  had to get in there anyway because my point cam was stroking  the points .070" . Turns out there was a big runout on the advance units taper, and luckily there was enough meat to re machine it true. I believe  it's these details in quality that separate the India enfields from the British built units.