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Piled arms on timing cover
« on: 16.06. 2019 18:49 »
I'm not sure I'm in the right section of the forum here, though the question is about the engine  *conf*.
I am wanting to fill the piled arms on the timing cover of my 53 flash with red pigment.
I used to do it with red Hermetite, this doesn't seem to be available any longer.
Does anyone have any suggestions please?
Adrian
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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #1 on: 16.06. 2019 18:57 »
Red paint? That's what I used.

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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #2 on: 16.06. 2019 19:05 »
I suspected as much!
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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #3 on: 16.06. 2019 20:23 »
G'day Adrian.
Get the missus to buy nail polish. Real men don't buy nail polish  ;)
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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #4 on: 16.06. 2019 21:47 »
I have not been to the pub :o, while on this subject I was on a site the other day where a chap wanted to know about the carrots/ pips on some timing covers. does anybody know what they were for? when they were first put on? and when they got the sack? --- pub tomorrow withdrawal is setting in *beer*

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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #5 on: 16.06. 2019 23:55 »
You are absolutely right - go to the pub!
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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #6 on: 17.06. 2019 00:45 »
AdrianJ you could have been a little bit more informative--imaginative?? *whistle*---  and said something like--- "I think they stopped putting them on in the mid 1950's but I don't really know anything about them-or anything else for that matter *lol* *grins* so I recon you and I will be better off going to the PUB! *beer*".. --- I agree pub it is then *beer*

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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #7 on: 17.06. 2019 07:55 »
Bergs. The timing cover variants were examined in detail way back in October 2018, under "S/A Outer Timing Cover Wanted"  It is all there, Shrouds, Carrots, Pips.
 Sorry folks, I'm good with a hammer, but not too cute to post a direct link.

 A dab of any old red paint in the Piled Arms, then wiped back and the cover polished.........that's all it needs.

 Swarfy.
mod edit: This one? https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=13658.msg111386#msg111386

 Additional.  Thanks Ed. for posting the link.

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Re: Piled arms on timing cover
« Reply #8 on: 17.06. 2019 11:30 »
ok so there's covers with pips without shrouds and covers with carrots with shrouds  *conf2* so is it to do with what year they stopped putting the pips/carrots on *conf2*