Removing left cylinder head!!!


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Rokon
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Removing left cylinder head!!!

Postby Rokon » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:48 pm



I found one cylinder to be running 75 psi during a failed attempt at synching the carbs.

I pulled everything off including six headbolts and the small bolt at the bottom. After many blows with a rubber coated mallet, it just won't break loose. Before I take a sledge hammer to the party, can anyone offer some additional suggestions for removing the head off the block?



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Re: Removing left cylinder head!!!

Postby spiralout » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:41 pm

You can take the water elbow off and stick a long piece of wood over the motor, butted up against the boss the elbow was bolted to and smack that with your sledge.

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Re: Removing left cylinder head!!!

Postby Rokon » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:04 pm

A cold chisel between the head and block, and a couple smacks with the "small" sledge hammer did the trick!

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Re: Removing left cylinder head!!!

Postby spiralout » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:20 am


I told ya how to do it, though...
I hope those surface are ok. Steel vs aluminum alloy :cry:




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