Scott Tilton lamented about his head...
>I still haven't gotten the manifold stud out of the head yet. To further
>worsen things, there is now a very hard "easy out" (still hate them things)
>broken off inside the stud too. A diesel mechaic said "try torching it
out, course >you gotta be careful not to mess up the head . . ." no kidding.
I think that you've made it as hard as you can to deal with this
problem by breaking off the easy out into the stud. I think the only
resorts left are to either give it to a machine shop with an embarassed look
on your face or try the oxy-acet torch act as described above. The heat
will allow you to remove the stud provided you can still get some sort of
purchase on the broken stud. As a caveat...I must say that I am glad that
its not me with this problem and I hope your head doesn't warp.
Some people have either advocated that 1) Don't worry about keeping
your liners from popping up. 2) Use assorted washers and lengths of pipe to
keep them down. I've used an easier technique for years...use 1/2 inch long
sockets ( I can't remember the exact size) out of your toolbox with a
standard head washer and nut to keep the liners down. The studs will pass
through the top of the socket. They may not pop up, but I've known them to
pop and this sucks. Bad. Be safer than sorry.
Next, lots of mail about how hard it is to change a 4A fanbelt. On my
current 4A, its not a problem. Turn the belt sideways and Bob's your uncle.
However, the other 4A I owned had to be jacked by the engine to get enough
clearance. I've known most 4A's to be afflicted with the problem and a
small minority to not be thus afflicted. Who Knows?
Paul A. Carson 1967 Triumph TR-4A / CTC 78299 LO
P.O. Box 683, Crestline, CA 92325 1974 Norton Commando 850 Mk. II
Program Manager/Test Navigator
Lockheed-Martin Aircraft Service Company