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72 Bus bits in progress

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by omelette81, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Been working hard and am now in the final stages of quite a few projects.
    Shafts and gearbox almost finished. Engine just need heads and barrels slotting on and various other bits in the meantime. Awaiting some updates on the bodywork soon so will add as it comes in and start putting some photos up shortly of the before and after of my progress.
     
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  2. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Gearbox pre work and during
     

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  3. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Engine Pre work and during next steps soon
     

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  4. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Shafts during, no before haven’t found a pic but you can probably guess pretty dirty greasy and definitely a little bit of rusty.
     

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  5. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    So New heads purchased (Thanks Vw Heritage on sale) preceded to assemble top end bought out the old torque wrench. Tested spring and loaded and unloaded to set Torque 7Lbs ft.
    First nut in sequence
    TWANG!!!!!!
    Next nut
    TWANG!!!!!
    Cease any more nuts

    Tested Torque Wrench in Vise could not get it to click even when I almost ripped the vise off the bench.

    Two perfect alloy threads removed with head studs. Bu@$er.

    Helicoils skills to ready.
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  7. Barry

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    Have you tried Time-setts?

    Much stronger
     
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  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    One of the torque wrench's we have here,on low torque settings like what you are doing you have to manually set the tang over on the torque wrench to get it to clip over as you are torquing,each time you are doing it. The other one we have is a push button and you need to push the little button in each time. I've heard people that have broken bolts due to the lack of setting the torque wrench to be able to torque at a low setting.
     
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  9. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Never heard of the Time-serts before but just watch a vid and same principle though.
    If I ever had a problem with a helicoil or was in doubt I just replaced thread from scratch.
    Process below
     
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  10. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Handy Tip
    Threads stripped find the next size bolt up and tap the hole to that size, if under pressure loctite that bolt in place.
    Now cut bolt flush and make smooth so it looks like flat surface. Centre Punch where new thread needs to go and drill and tap to original size.
     
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  11. omelette81

    omelette81 Member

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    Engine Built
    Now for the ancillaries.
     

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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