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Timing cover screws
« on: 07.06. 2013 16:17 »
After taking great care to lay the screws out in the correct sequence, I have managed to get them mixed up. There are as you all know three different lengths. Which screws go where?

John

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #1 on: 07.06. 2013 17:13 »
off the top of my head
3 short go around the dynamo
Long ones (4) I think go around the bottom of the case two each side?

Easy way to confirm is with something like a cotton bud or small blunt screwdriver, shove in the hole and put your thumb nail along it till you touch the case, will give you an idea of length needed, also softly dig about with the screwdriver to see if there's any muck in the blind holes, you can easily crack out the crankcase tightening a screw against muck in the hole
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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #2 on: 07.06. 2013 18:59 »
Hey John,

Next time get some thin cardboard akin to a cereal box and push the screws through it roughly simulating the original positions.

It works for me.

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #3 on: 07.06. 2013 19:01 »
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Easy way to confirm is with something like a cotton bud or small blunt screwdriver, shove in the hole and put your thumb nail along it till you touch the case, will give you an idea of length needed,
Cheers Bill, I did I not think of that. So obvious really! Thanks mate.

John

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #4 on: 07.06. 2013 19:06 »
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Next time get some thin cardboard akin to a cereal box and push the screws through it roughly simulating the original positions.
Beezageezauk, Yes you are absolutely right, and normally that is what I would do. Never mind a lesson learned. I had not intended to remove the cover there and then,but got carried away by the moment. I hang my head in shame.

John

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #5 on: 10.06. 2013 22:23 »
John what have you buggered up now *smile*
I thought you sorted the timing issue out ages ago, By the way got a spare crank?
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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #6 on: 11.06. 2013 05:53 »
There was a time, long ago, when I could trust my memory to remember where stuff went when I took it apart.  Now, I take notes.  Attached is the diagram I made the last time my timing cover was off of the screw lengths, in inches.

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #7 on: 03.07. 2013 19:57 »
There was a time, long ago, when I could trust my memory to remember where stuff went when I took it apart.  Now, I take notes.  Attached is the diagram I made the last time my timing cover was off of the screw lengths, in inches.
Sparky do you mean there are OTHER measurements out there as well !!!  *smile*

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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #8 on: 03.07. 2013 20:04 »
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There was a time, long ago, when I could trust my memory to remember where stuff went when I took it apart.  Now, I take notes. 

I know I know but then I forget to take the notes *sad2*
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Re: Timing cover screws
« Reply #9 on: 03.07. 2013 21:15 »
G'day candy man. Trying to sneek in un-anounced? *smile*
Now where did I put my memory? Been going AWOL since the 70's.
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