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So, ya wanna fix it yerself, huh?

So, you wanna fix it yerself, huh?

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Head Gasket Tip:
by Big Chuck

I have yet to blow a head gasket on any HD motor I built...the secret...

  1. Take a smooth bastard file and lightly make a pass over entire sealing surface on alum heads...just enuff pressure to remove high spots which you'll be able to see with file laying on head.
  2. I dont care what sooooooper doooooooper self sealing gasket ya usin...use Kopper Koat gasket sealer on both sides of gasket.
  3. Torque head bolts to specs...personally I use the 3 grunts method...always have...always will Hello!!!
  4. Take a 20-30 mile putt and re-torque head.

Wheel Spacers:
by Big Chuck

The way I was taught to space wheels is use plain old pipe that'll fit over axle and is a little shy of a tight fit. Then using washers, or if you can find them....shims to get the hub centered. Once you get everything lined up, pull each stack of pipe/washers and measure length so you can order or give dimensions to your friendly local machine shop. Kinda time consuming but if you're like me and cant see both sides of the hub at same time, it works great, plus the pipe and washers can be saved to do next project. Did I mention its also CHEEEEEEEEP???? I've been doing it like this for over 40 years and I haven't gone down the road sideways yet. Well, not due to misaligned wheels anyhow. Yee Hah!!!
BCNT

The $5 Hot Tank
by Cyclepsycho

Want to get that crud off your carb? Want to get the sticky greasy snot off your gears? Want to do it fast and easy? Get yourself a Crock Pot. They sell for $5 at the local Goodwill or garage sale. Fill it up with some Simple Green and start cookin'. You can get a whole HD jug in one and boil off all that old paint and crud. Works great for carbs, small parts, gears, whatever fits in it. Makes the chili taste a little funky though....... Yuck!!!

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