Author Topic: Rocker Feed Bolt  (Read 842 times)

Offline bsarider

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Rocker Feed Bolt
« on: 03.05. 2011 21:00 »
I am unable to remove one of my Rocker feed bolts on a 1949 plunger,I believe the thread is 5/16" Cycle. The bolt has leaked for a while but will not turn in or out so I may have to resort to drilling it out,anyone know what would be the best size to drill it out so that I can readily buy a new feed bolt without too much hassle  and will the rocker shaft tap.

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Re: Rocker Feed Bolt
« Reply #1 on: 04.05. 2011 13:43 »
You say it's not coming out.  Why?  Is the rocker shaft turning?  Are the flats rounded off?  Drilling is a last resort since there's a high risk of damaging the rocker shaft.  Have you tried an impact socket?
Alex

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Re: Rocker Feed Bolt
« Reply #2 on: 05.05. 2011 19:22 »
What an idiot,While I have been turning the rocker feed bolt around and around if I had have bothered to go around the other side of the bike I would have noticed the dome nut going around and around also.DOH!!! Its off now thanks for your help. Alan

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Re: Rocker Feed Bolt
« Reply #3 on: 05.05. 2011 19:30 »
Most of us (maybe, all of us) have similar brain-fart stories. I know I have more than one. No worries. Good news and time to move ahead.

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Re: Rocker Feed Bolt
« Reply #4 on: 06.05. 2011 22:01 »
I dont have "ANY "  *smile*

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Re: Rocker Feed Bolt
« Reply #5 on: 07.05. 2011 09:36 »
There used to be an old saying on farms before tractors came in

" a good horse farts when pulling heavy"

Hang on bsarider I'll pass you my pointy hat when I'm done with it, (could be a while though)
All the best - Bill
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