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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

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Ok, how about now.
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Red lines ala Greg
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Check your cam (long) chain position.... it appears you are a tooth off on the location of that chain (not the gears position, just how you have laid the chain onto the gear). Look through the big jackshaft crank gear. See how the jack shafts cam chain Gear has a timing mark on it that should be IN BETWEEN the link, and the jackshaft CRANK gear timing mark lines up with the right pin of that CAM chain link (the link that has the jackshaft CAM gear timing mark in the middle of the link). If you are one tooth off on your cam chain, when you install the UPPER CAM gear the timing marks will not align on that gear (be in the middle of a link like the manual shows). While it won't make any difference for running the engine, it could confuse you later and have you installing the upper cam gear one tooth off.

Again, look closely at the known good image, then compare it to the one you posted without lines. All you need to do is move the upper (inner) chain itself (no gear movement or change needed) one tooth.
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I’m looking to replace my oil dipstick guide tube. I know it is a press fit into the block. Is there a “trick” or some other method to get it out easily?
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bakerjf wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 pm
I’m looking to replace my oil dipstick guide tube. I know it is a press fit into the block. Is there a “trick” or some other method to get it out easily?
If you don't care about the one you are removing, I put some vise grips on below the bulge and hit the vise grips.
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Curtis wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:27 pm
bakerjf wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 12:10 pm
I’m looking to replace my oil dipstick guide tube. I know it is a press fit into the block. Is there a “trick” or some other method to get it out easily?
If you don't care about the one you are removing, I put some vise grips on below the bulge and hit the vise grips.
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Not sure if this helps. Click on it to get a better view
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My stupid question for today:

I tried awhile back to remove the cover to the air filter. But it seems the rod/stud that the wing nuts are attached to must be broken off inside, because the whole thing just spins but doesn't come out (I'm guessing there's something larger than the cover hole on the rod?). So, how do I get my air filter cover/air filter off? If I remember right, there's not really enough of the rod or whatever to grab onto with needle nose pliers to try to still remove the nut. Honestly, I don't remember if both nuts do this or just one. If I get the other nut off (or also broken) should it come off then?
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Id slot the end of the stud with my dremel, then use a stubby driver to hold it while I loosen the wing nut.
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Try pushing on the stud when you spin the wing nut.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

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Ok, time to deal with the Solex/ Mikuni Carb insulators.

2 questions:
#1 has to do with the good, used ones. They have bits of the paper gasket stuck to them. Ive been going back over them with a razor and slowly scraping it off. Is there any tips or faster ways to clean them? I feel like I got most of it off, but just want to be sure they will be good to go.

#2 this bolt is stripped and just spins... any better option that getting out the cutting wheels and hacking it off? Would rather not having metal shavings flying around the carbs

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Simon, you can buy spray on gasket remover that may help "melt" the gasket making it easier to scrape off.
Since I don't see a bolt in your picture, I will assume you are talking about the nut which is holding the insulator to the carb. You might try applying outward pressure on the nut by driving a flat blade screwdriver between it and the washer or washers ( not against the carb flange) while using a wrench or socket to loosen it.
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Does the early car have a timing index pointer above the crank pulley or is the rib in the timing chain cover the indicator? I had one lying around that I can't locate now, but I think that it may have come from my '68 motor, and I can find no reference to a separate part index on any parts diagram.
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My '65 G15: -


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Nissanman wrote:
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My '65 G15: -



Front cover and pulley timing marks.jpg


OK, thanks.

Since you are answering questions do you know where to find the tiny plastic washer for inside the windshield washer nozzle?
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Just get a punch and make your own plastic washer
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