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Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:50 pm 
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Get the spark plug, cut off the ground strap. Smash off the ceramic end then cut back the rolled metal part so you can get all of the ceramic guts out. Tap a BSPT thread into the casing. Screw in the nitto style male air fitting with a bit of thread snot, DONE.

NO WELDING REQUIRED.

A google search would have told you this in 5 minutes.

Other than that Repco or any decent auto parts store will sell the actual fitting.

Make sure the motor is at TDC or BDC when pressurising or it will spin over. This can be dangerous if a breaker bar, etc is attached to the crank hub nut.
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:42 am 
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This is all that I did, and its easier to braise it on than tap it

 

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:04 am 
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My dad is handy with a arc stick, but doesn't have access to a oxy set (bit of a bugger, could make some interesting explosives for our camping trip).

Also a tap and die set might be hard to find.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:15 pm 
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Ok.. I've managed to aquire a tool for a short term.

What sort of air pressure should i be forcing into the suckers?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:37 pm 
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about 90-110psi is fine

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:27 pm 
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slightly off topic, but when the rope trick method is used, how do you tell when say cylinder 5 is at tdc? i know that cylinder 1 is at tdc when the balancer marks line up with the timing cover marks, but how do you tell on another piston?
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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:37 pm 
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GazzaED wrote:
slightly off topic, but when the rope trick method is used, how do you tell when say cylinder 5 is at tdc? i know that cylinder 1 is at tdc when the balancer marks line up with the timing cover marks, but how do you tell on another piston?



for number five you look down the plug hole of number 2. when 2 is up so is 5. same for 1 and 6, 3 and 4

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:43 am 
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just dont be lazy... if you've gotten that far you might as well keep goin and get the head worked on hehe it worked for me
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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:42 am 
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The head might have to come off it soon. When I buy this house i'm looking at and concrete the floor, then I might strip the head off.

 

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