[tcb] Re: hershey is fixed

Valve covers I has plenty of, It's original bails that are getting hard to find.

sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  Try a different valve cover 
if you have one laying around.  Try another bail.  Put some more bend in the 
bail attachment points (the 2 small ends that stick in the head) which will 
shorten the distance between the bail and the cover.  If you're like Mark, me 
and probably several others on this list you should have about 4 gross of valve 
covers and bails laying around, just keep trying till you find 2 that work 
tight together.

Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:   my top secret work is now 
finished. so now i can tell you what happened. i 
tood the fan shroud off to fix a minor oil leak. when i say minor i mean a 
half a quart in a weeks worth of driving. the cooler seals were leaking. so 
i went to take off the dang cooler stand (dog house) and ripped a bolt head 
off. the damn thing broke flush, it blended in with the case, couldn't find 
the bolt at all. well i brought in a pro...my dad. he managed to find it 
drill it out, and retap the hole. all being done really carefully so no 
shavings will get in the motor.

so what was the leak you ask? well, a combination of things, a missing bolt 
and dried crusty cracked gaskets (cheapies evidently). so the solution: 
german seals, yes they make them, didn't know they did but they do, and 
properly torqued bolts (all six of them).

all i lack to having him running are tightening the mustache bar bolts 
(where it mounts to the body) and carb bolts, hooking up the oil light and 
coil wire, and feeding and hooking up the throttle cable.

this weekend, before i even crank it i am going to change the oil just 
incase there were any shavings in the case. and put on my new sump plate to 
fix that leak.

one problem i am having though. the passenger side valve cover bail is 
loose, i have replaced it twice with og bails and the thing is so loose i 
can pop it off with my bare hand. what is a solution to that? that is the 
only place left for a leak.

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