Stripping the dragster engine down

Discussion in 'Scooter Projects' started by italjetdan, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. italjetdan

    italjetdan New Member

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    So messing about stripping down the old engine which has done 200km its whole life from its previous owner as he was putting a 4T in his dragster ( why i have no clue)

    Does anyone else find it oddly theroputic to rebuild and strip an engine ? Or is it just me

    2T rules
     

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  2. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    I love building engines.
    Totally agree with you.
    I just love taking it all apart and measuring and cleaning and knowing that I'm making it better.
     
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  3. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    I'm about to rebuild a 150cc engine for my typhoon, and yes I love stripping the engine down, cleaning every thread, checking it over then do it all over again. A new crank,mains, seals,barrel all ready to put together ! After 16 years and over 45,000 miles it's about time I did it, it's never been apart from new
     
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  4. Stevep

    Stevep Well-Known Member

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    Testament to how well maintained it is and what they can do if looked after properly. Nice one Marsh.
     
  5. ramo

    ramo GoldMember

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    It's all fun and games, till you get to a seized bolt lol
     
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  6. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Which sucks when it's a crankshaft cap bolt....
     
  7. ramo

    ramo GoldMember

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    Stator coil is a great place too - I guess if it was somewhere like a gearbox that you hardly go to, it'd barely feel like you were working!

    Lately, every horrible looking bolt I remove, I replace with stainless. Like an engine building toothfairy :)
     
  8. Stevep

    Stevep Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that brother
     
  9. italjetdan

    italjetdan New Member

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    More like when the casing bolts are seized rock solid and you have to angle grind it off because you rounded off the bolt and its a tight recessed bolt with a alloy casing...…………..
     

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