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Oil Pump

Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:11 pm

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Location: Six miles East of Cheney, Wa.
Takes a lot to hurt the rod and crank bearings, I think those will go quite a few miles with no oil pressure. Hope you get it back on the road soon.


Post Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:10 am

Posts: 543
Location: Wa, USA
Another interesting find. On cleaning up the lower end parts for reassembly, I found that the builder I paid to do the work last time left the set screw out of the pinion shaft so that inadvertently I had sort of an end oiler. Got the wheels reassembled and trued yesterday. First time I ever tried that. It didn't go too bad other than a major workout lifting them from the lathe to the bench about 50 times to pound on one thing or another.


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