Author Topic: Crankshaft End Float  (Read 2335 times)

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Re: Crankshaft End Float
« Reply #30 on: 21.05. 2017 19:53 »
Hi All,
I bolt a piece of flat steel to some convenient place on the crankcase and stick the magnetic DTI base to that
Now worries about error then
(Bl**dy Indian Cheif engine is giving me problems with gearbox mainshaft endfloat at the moment *problem* )
Thrust washers have to come from USA, more delays  *sad2*

John
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Re: Crankshaft End Float
« Reply #31 on: 22.05. 2017 09:50 »
Thanks to one and all for the advice and comments - vitally important to a newby BSA owner.  This morning I checked the end float using a DTI and am content that the resultant figure of 0.019" end play is accurate. I then removed the main bearing and found a ragged 0.002"shim sticking out, part of which must have gone elsewhere, together with a 0.010" shim in situ so the total shimming needs to be in the order of 0.030.  I'm going to see if I can make a one piece spacer so that I can eliminate the need for multiple shims.  Valves etc are on my list of "things to order" today!
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Re: Crankshaft End Float
« Reply #32 on: 27.05. 2017 07:08 »
I won't bore you all with what I'm getting up to with this engine, but I feel I should post a HUGE vote of thanks to Andrew of Priory Magnetoes for outstanding service and advice. Much appreciated.   *thanks*
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