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Author Topic: Valve & rocker wear.  (Read 2569 times)

ace.cafe

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2012, 11:08:57 AM »
One thing to know about taking anything for your Bullet to some machine shop is that nobody knows about Bullets, and you have to tell them specifically what to do, and double check everything after they do it.

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LarsBloodbeard

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2012, 07:50:31 AM »
UPS dropped off my valves, rockers, etc. today... at 7pm.  :(
Really wish I had a valve spring compressor about now.  Oh well, Monday I'll drop it all off at the machine shop.

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2012, 04:19:20 PM »
One thing to know about taking anything for your Bullet to some machine shop is that nobody knows about Bullets, and you have to tell them specifically what to do, and double check everything after they do it.

I had very good success sending my stuff to Tennessee.  ;)
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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2012, 11:56:47 PM »
I am in the tenn / north alabama area...
So tell me more...who are the good bullet mechanics in this region ?...

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2012, 03:16:31 PM »
I am in the tenn / north alabama area...
So tell me more...who are the good bullet mechanics in this region ?...

He's talking about Ace who posted above, although he's a performance specialist not a general mechanic.

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2012, 12:48:08 AM »
Perfect...need to send those guys a message...so can get a 535 built ...all the trimmings..get my ride looking as slick as yours....and move through traffic better....

LarsBloodbeard

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2012, 05:25:37 PM »
I'd love to have Ace.cafe rebuild my engine.  I just can't afford it.  Maybe someday...

Dropped off the parts at the machine shop.  They said the caps were never in the box of parts when I returned it after cleaning the head and lapping the valves.  That's ridiculous because I peeked in the box and they were indeed there, and I never took them out -- I had no reason to.  They're trying to cover their asses I guess.  Oh well, at least new valves and rockers weren't terribly expensive and I have better than stock now.

Edit: Just got a call from the shop.  They said the Kibblewhite exhaust valve I got from CMW doesn't fit the seat correctly.  WTH?!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 11:34:46 PM by LarsBloodbeard »

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2012, 05:37:27 PM »
Finally I got my head back from the machinist, with the new black diamond valves installed. 

I was going to smear some clay on top of the piston to be sure the valves weren't going to hit, but I dug out my box of sculpting clay and found it had dried out completely.  So I shined a bore light down the compressor hole while looking down the spark hole and rotating the engine.  Maybe not the best test, but it looked like there was plenty of space in there when at TDC.  There should be anyway, with the 2mm spacer at the bottom of the barrel.

Fired it up and wow... I was really impressed with how quiet the engine is now!  Did my plug chops and put in some richer jets.  Hope all is well from now on!

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Re: Valve & rocker wear.
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2012, 05:51:14 PM »
Finally I got my head back from the machinist, with the new black diamond valves installed. 

I was going to smear some clay on top of the piston to be sure the valves weren't going to hit, but I dug out my box of sculpting clay and found it had dried out completely.  So I shined a bore light down the compressor hole while looking down the spark hole and rotating the engine.  Maybe not the best test, but it looked like there was plenty of space in there when at TDC.  There should be anyway, with the 2mm spacer at the bottom of the barrel.

Fired it up and wow... I was really impressed with how quiet the engine is now!  Did my plug chops and put in some richer jets.  Hope all is well from now on!

Congratulations!
I'll bet that made for a Happy Thanksgiving, even if it was a few days after!
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