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The one unexpected item was that one of the rings was cracked, and 1/2 of it fell out when they removed that piston. That would have been a catastrophy if pieces had dislodged in the cylinder wall.
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Still late to the party but i wanted to point out that a broken piston ring can't dislodge unless there is extensive damage to the piston or cylinder as there is not enough room between the piston and cylinder wall even in a heavily worn engine. The ends of the ring can cut slots in the cylinder wall though and that is just as bad. Hawkrod
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:17 PM
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Hawkrod -- Better late than a no-show.

Your input is always appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:20 PM
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Here are some photos of the carrier with new 3.0 ring and pinion set. Notice the nice central wear pattern on the yellow test paint.

Interesting -- I painted the outside of the carrier with Rust-O-Leum "Red Oxide" paint. I did NOT paint the inside. It was painted at the factory that same color; probably to avoid rust before assembly.




Photo of the front before it was installed. The rest of the axle got a complete set of new bearings and seals.




Carrier installed. Now I have to paint the axle around it. My mistake -- should have done that before.

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Looks good Bart!!
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Here are some more photos for those of you who are interested. It's finally getting back together.


Driveshaft took alot of weight to balance -- front and rear.
Well spent $35






Everything balanced and ready for assembly:




Notice the weight welded to the crank counterweight after the crank was cut.




Comparison of two rods after balancing. Some of them needed more material removed to balance.





Bottom end together:





Heads surfaced and valve seats machined.




Heads being assembled with new valves, springs, and rocker arms.





Owner of Janke's (Jerry Janke) admiring his work after the engine was painted. Chrome valve covers are being rechromed. Still alot of parts to get back together -- but it's getting there.

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Old 03-01-2008, 10:07 PM
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Bart it won't be long and it is all coming together for you. It won't be long and it will be soon cruisin time. Looks great.

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