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  1. Ah s%$#. Broken bolt.

    Engine / Exhaust / Cooling
    Hey all, I screwed up. I was halfway through coastering my reed valves on the cylinder when one of the bolts holding the valve on snapped at the head. I wasn't even going hard on it, maybe 15 pounds of force. All the other bolts came out bent so I'm thinking they just got weak after 30 years of...
  2. BIG "oops" on exahust pipe removal

    Engine / Exhaust / Cooling
    Ok - today my impatience has done me in. I was trying to remove the right-side exhaust pipe, and instead of being smart and soaking the nut and bolt with some WD40 and waiting when I encountered resistance, I tried pushing just a little bit harder, and then - SNAP. Yep - snapped the dang bolt...
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