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Old 12-03-2017, 04:24 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I reinstalled the top portion of the cover.

But it's only held on by two 10mm bolts, so it's easy to remove to inspect the belt and/or swap camshafts again.
Oh, ok.
I'll keep that trick with the cover in mind, might be handy sometime.

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Old 12-03-2017, 06:46 PM   #102 (permalink)
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So it WAS a cas of no-compression, briefly. All the lifters filledso the valves weren't closing fully?
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So it WAS a cas of no-compression, briefly. All the lifters filledso the valves weren't closing fully?
Yup, that's how I understood it.

Mine took a long while to bleed down. I thought I had killed it!
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:52 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Looks pretty good (and familiar). How do you plan on finishing it this time? Fiberglass again?
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Are you improving over the previous design, or is nine years good enough for you?
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Here you go, Frank! Validation on your rusty junk!

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Cut a row of 'speed holes' along the trailing edge to improve visibility?
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Visibility is actually OK - the horizon is visible in the mirror below the trailing edge.

As for construction, I'm aiming for quick 'n' dirty: Likely coroplast and aluminum tape. I may bend & attach a length of aluminum tube for strength and to support the trailing edge.

Nothing's so permanent as a temporary fix!

Ultimately, I was thinking metal riveted on for version 2. Sag-proof... though dentable. Trade-offs!
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TV antennae have a light-weight seamed aluminum tube. I have some samples.

You could make the whole thing out of that, just cut to length, smash the ends flat and drill it and pop-rivet it together. Maybe cover it with boat wrap? Like a WWI fighter fuselage?

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