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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie at work! Am moving the R/R on my 1989 with <17,000 miles and noticed the original(?) R/R has some fine hairline cracks in the resin. Is this anything to worry about? Should I mix up some epoxy and cover the resin with fresh, or will this create more problems (too much heat retention)? Was also planning to repaint since the years spent under the battery and over the goat show. Any problems with that too?

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i would replace it....the fiberglass resin might work or might not.
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As I sit here turning this thing over in my hand, I realize what I thought was hard resin is actually pliable. Think a layer of clear silicone ought to waterproof it, if in fact it isn't already.
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the thing is...the cover for the R/R isn't plastic, rubber, or anything like that...it is kevlar....so if the r/r is flexable...the cover is junk
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Well, most of it is a very hard material (looks like metal, has the heft of metal, is shiny like metal where paint is gone, and corrodes like pot metal) but on the bottom side there is a section that is definitely not metal. Appears to be where the leads from the male spade plug ends connect to the R/R itself. This area is filled with a dark, firm, but somewhat flexible material. This is where I can see what I think are hairline cracks. The R/R itself is made by Shindengen and has the numbers SH555-12 9 2 on it. Anybody know if the last two numbers are the year of manufacture or not? If they are, this isn't the original R/R.
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