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Title: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: metalflake11 on 21.12. 2012 22:00
Love the contrast between ally and brass. *loveit*  They are bolted onto stainless studs, can anybody see an issue with using brass for this purpose? There is plenty of thread getting a grip, any opinions?
Rocker box nuts............
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Inspection cover nuts, yet to be drilled and threaded.......
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Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 21.12. 2012 22:59
Don't sit on your helmet, Kaiser Bill.
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: metalflake11 on 21.12. 2012 23:53
Don't sit on your helmet, Kaiser Bill.
*smile* *smile* *smile* *smile*
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: RichardL on 22.12. 2012 00:31
Never before have I opened a forum topic with such trepidation.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: muskrat on 22.12. 2012 04:50
 Your a lucky bugga having enough room to put studs in. Must be a dream putting the box on. Most of us here curse the job.
Nice nuts. Don't want to see your crank. *eek*
Cheers
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: a10gf on 22.12. 2012 11:36
Am no chopper\custom fan, but highly appreciate the workmanship and details. And brass is nice! Good polishing job, nice reflections on the cover. Next, replace the plastic oil and petrol tubing with copper ones?
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: duTch on 22.12. 2012 14:10


 Nuts used to come in 'pairs', but I guess as we've gone past 'The End of the World-as we Used to Know It', anything goes...... *smile*

  That's an interesting looking tractor MF
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: bsa-bill on 22.12. 2012 14:16
yep I like brass or copper, polished copper rocker feed on my Flash.

Only concern might be interaction between metals, I think that shouldn't be a problem with brass - metals guru's might like to correct me though
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: chaterlea25 on 22.12. 2012 17:22
Hi Rob,
Good to see your handiwork !! LOL
There can be a reaction between brass and alloy,
There is a compound used by the electricity networks used between disssimilar metals/ cable connectors
I remember it as "Biccon" grease, unfortunately or fortunately I dont work at that game anymore
I think coppagrease will do no harm tho

Cheers
John
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: metalflake11 on 22.12. 2012 19:09
Thanks all! Copperslip it is then John.........Muskie, it is a bit easier with a bit more room to work. Earlier this year I went to S.R.M. with an 'issue'. When it came time to put the rods back in I was very interested to see how they do it. Well, it turns out they have spent a fortune developing equipment solely for that purpose. About £3!. A bent wire and a torch like this.
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If you put a splodge of grease on the u-bend you can place the rod where you want and then capture it with the appropriate rocker. (or make it a tight fit on the pushrod) The little torch can go right into the rocker box, and you can actually SEE what you are up to!
PLEASE NOTE: When you come into this page the torch automatically lights up. When you leave please double left click on the black button on the torch body to save the battery for the next user. Thanks!
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: metalflake11 on 22.12. 2012 19:22
A10gf, thanks for that. I got rid of the copper pipe only this year. The reason being I can now see the oil going to the rocker spindles and can see the colour of it too. Another benefit is, many years ago I re-ground my own crank, (yes I know!) and after about 200 miles there were more flakes of metal in the oil than in the paint! The clear pipe saved me from doing massive damage that day, seeing that tends to encourage you to push the bike home rather than ride it.
Title: Re: Pictures of my Nuts as Requested
Post by: muskrat on 22.12. 2012 20:06
 "When you leave please double left click on the black button on the torch body to save the battery for the next user. Thanks!" Good to see another energy conscious person mf. Down here "The Light At The End Of The Tunnel" has been turned off.
Cheers