'79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

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Re: '79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon May 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Did the carb synch lessen the rattle?
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Re: '79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

Postby desertrefugee » Mon May 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Barely. This one is really loose. Not as bad if I bump the idle to 1200 or so, but that's cheating. And not really an idle.
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Re: '79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

Postby daves79x » Mon May 14, 2018 4:01 pm

You'd better pull the alternator wire plug apart and look at it too. Many have gotten hot and melted to some degree. Make sure you look very closely at your square profile o-ring seal. Pull it off and note that it is not square. Install the widest dimension so it's doing the sealing. Many are put in the other way because it looks like it fits better. You have to be squeezing the o-ring and the narrow way it doesn't.

The clutch rubbers will help a whole bunch. Just follow the excellent instructions. Have a clutch cover gasket and pulser gasket ready. And the correct hub nut tool!

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Re: '79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

Postby desertrefugee » Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm

Thanks Dave. As usual, really appreciate the tech tips. I know you've already saved me some aggravation. This will help, too.

...gotta look into the hub nut tool.
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Re: '79 Custom - staying custom...for now (10 year sleeper)

Postby desertrefugee » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:59 pm

I thought maybe I wouldn't post this since I don't always have a lot of finesse with power tools, but what the heck. I'll open the kimono.

Regarding the clutch rattle. I ordered the rubbers from Bert at Six Center and got them installed a couple of weeks ago. The clutch really quieted down and I am well pleased. It truly was bad enough before to be embarrassing.

Unmolested but rattling:
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Grinding, drilling, tapping, grinding more. The plate definitely shows residual scars from heavy-handing application of a rotating wheel. At least it's hidden:
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All in all, this is a bit of a project, but is time and money well spent...if you don't like embarrassing noises. Or if you don't mind marred surfaces that were once pristine.
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