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Mick
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Re: FB ute

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Blacky wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:36 pm
Mick wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:27 pm to little to late but a bottle or scissor jack and length of timber between guards couple of winds gives you clearance
I had propped it open and thought it was OK - had masking tape all around it and it was floating free when flat and the bloody thing still took the paint off when i lifted it out ........
dam! as you say pr!ck of a set up
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Little bit of slap and tickle in those bores there Mr Black drive a Semi in between. :crazy: :crazy:
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FireKraka wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 11:39 am Little bit of slap and tickle in those bores there Mr Black drive a Semi in between. :crazy: :crazy:
Might need some Honda NR 750 pistons :)

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Hhhmmmm, this doesn’t seem right……

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"Hhhmmmm, this doesn’t seem right……"

Doesn't look good either :roll:
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Looks worse with all the soot and crud removed ImageImageImage
Out she comes


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I’m not surprised, although one must ask themselves where the missing piece is ?

Do you have enough bore material to go oversize ?

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Is that a chunk OT of the piston top edge?

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Errol62 wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:36 pm Is that a chunk OT of the piston top edge?
Merely a flesh wound…

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Found the problem, the top ring has decided to go on holidays ImageImageImage

The hole in the piston may or may not explain why she was puking out oil at a prodigious rate for the last hour of her life …..
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Some of it decided to hang around in the oil ring Image
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Bore is not too horrible so just chuck a set of rings on this piston and send it ImageImage
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…… or maybe it’s time for a new oneImage

This block is cactus anyway, has cracks between the head bolt holes and the water jacket - is +.040” so won’t clean up at 60 so in the bin it goes.
Will reuse head, oil pump and some bolt ons but that’s about it


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Oh dearie me! You've managed to get by on 5 1/2 cylinders for a good many miles. Soldier on!

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Big ends are .030” so crank may be a bin job as well …. Will have a look inside the oil pump tomorrow and see if it can go around again
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Hmmmm …. That engine is not looking good :(
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EK Mart OR Blacky's house of dead FB/EKs :think: :lol:
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