[tcb] Re: hershey is fixed

  • From: "Eric Woodall" <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 10:14:43 -0600 (CST)

Jeff, where on the west side do you live?
We are looking at property in the Dripping Springs area...

> I am in Austin,  my office is in South Austin and I live in West Austin.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:04:24 AM
> Subject: [tcb] Re: hershey is fixed
> Mark, Jeff is in Austin.
>> Jeff, Where are you located at??
>> ATX BUS <atx_bus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:          Brian and fellow TCBers
>>   I will be pulling my engine soon to install a new gas tank.  I also
>> have
>> some oil leak issues that I am going to resolve.  Where did you purchase
>> the new gaskets(german seals)?
>>   This will be my first time to pull this engine, and quite possibly the
>> first time it has been removed since it's manufacturing.   I have a '67
>> with the stock 1500cc.  Any other words of advice would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>>   Jeff
>>   PS  I have changed my email for TCB related issues, atx_bus is the bus
>> driver formerly known as brunson_dds
>>   ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:56:39 AM
>> Subject: [tcb] hershey is fixed
>>   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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