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Looks great! Can't wait to hear some stack music!
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Re-assembled the pistons a couple of weeks ago. Installed them today next Saturday I plan to put the head back on for the winter and await warmer weather.
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The way this winter is going, you might only have to wait a week.......
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Pistons in and head back in place. Carburetor work and reworking the fuel and water lines up next. Adjust all the loose ends and break it in this Spring. I like how the manual tells you to use a piece of paper to adjust the valve and rocker arm clearance. Just glad to have it torn down and 85% done in the same year all things considered with this project.
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looks pretty good in there. we are getting close to starting a model X. I don't see any way for oil to get to the rockers or valve stems. was the cover meant to be pulled off regularly and oiled by hand in there. our cover was missing so we had to make one
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looks pretty good in there. we are getting close to starting a model X. I don't see any way for oil to get to the rockers or valve stems. was the cover meant to be pulled off regularly and oiled by hand in there. our cover was missing so we had to make one
The manual indicates greasing the rocker arm and also talks about how oil shouldn’t be coming from the crankcase so it’s a good question. The valve guides have a pocket to hold oil so did it get missed in the manual under lubrication or just assumed? I plan to add a little oil each time I operate it by removing the cover.

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Our S had the instruction book with it when I got it. It preaches how to keep the valves lubricated. The rocker shaft has a grease zerk on the end for lubricating the shaft and you are to remove the cover to oil the stems, there are little oil pockets that had a bit of cotton packing in them that were kept oiled. This is why the valve cover is often missing. One fellow I knew cut large round holes in the cover and put a small lid over the holes so he could slide open the hole to oil the guides with out having to wrestle the heavy cover off and on. I've also seen them rigged up with a series of drip oilers installed through the upper box so the oiler would keep the guides wet.
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My Jensales copy has no mention of lubrication of the valve guides does anyone have a copy or original for the Y that mentions it? Seems like an important oversight. My valve guides were very worn and two of them had broken off the cup area flush with the head. I had 4 new ones cast and machined.
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Working on the carburetor. I found a new set of pumps for it from Gary Biewer mine are worn. Any suggestions on new springs? Pretty corroded and I’d like to replace them on the new pumps. Also a question concerning the two brass “flutes” with the needle valves in them. The fuel one is solid at the end and the water one has split is it supposed to be like that or did it open up an I needed to repair it? It looks like they were slit then brazed/welded back together. I intend to have the carb and fuel system working like original.

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