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Winter Project Calamity...SALVATION!!!!

Discussion in 'Chat & Tech Info' started by 79Spada, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. 79Spada

    79Spada Just got it firing!

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    Well, the engine came all apart complete rebuild, same with the tranny.

    It has one of them S&S?? Swiss Uber Sumps on it, with the recessed outsider filter.

    Got from Moto International a few years ago...pretty big money...everythings ready to go...

    BUT!

    I seem to have lost the drain plug...which is a plug/disc assembly that when tightened disappears into the body of the

    sump...it seems to have a thread and pitch that no one can decipher. I'd HATE to have to drill and tap it for like some

    plumbing fitting. Anyone have an idea as to where maybe I can get a drain plug for it.

    If you're familiar with it...recommendations as to what to do, becides ritual suicide, please by all means.

    Thanks...

    Also maybe, if you have a sump spacer, I can go with that and my stock pan until a solution worthy of the Ubersump

    can be rationaly and deliberately be arrived at. Let me know

    Now back to completing my new book..."The Winter of My Dispondency"
     
  2. draidt

    draidt GT Reference GT Contributor

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    Re:Winter Project Calamity...

    Give them a call on Tuesday (closed Mondays) you never know, don't get to anstie so close to completion.
     
  3. 79Spada

    79Spada Just got it firing!

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    Re:Winter Project Calamity...

    I'm gonna call them, but dont hold out that much hope, after a week of searching for it including vacuuming my garage,

    it's starting to look a bit bleak...

    I'll be ok though...Thanks for the support.
     
  4. 79Spada

    79Spada Just got it firing!

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    20mm x 1.5mm pitch...turned out to be a non standard but available plug, like for trucks I guess.

    Looks a little industrial with the hex head sticking out...but it's shiney...BWAHAHAHAHA! $2.99 at auto zoo

    so it's on!!! Fire it up this weekend.
     
  5. radguzzi

    radguzzi Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    LOL... That is great news... Vacuumed the garage huh...? :laugh:

    So just so you will know, not to add insult to injury but...
    That thread just happens to be the same as the Tonti frame swing arm pivots. The reason I know that is... Takes deep breath...

    Several years ago while restoring an '81 LeMans (CX100 here) I sent the frame put for powdercoating and instructed the fellow doing the work to cover all openings prior to blast and coating. He agreed to do that. When I got the frame back I discovered that he cover e-v-e-r-y thing EXCEPT the swing arm pivot threaded bosses...! ! ! !

    I was a little angry but had to move forward, found a 20mm x 1.5 tap and cleaned the threads.

    So, a pivot pin would do it FYI...

    Good luck on the engine light off....

    Best,
    Rob
     
  6. 79Spada

    79Spada Just got it firing!

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    You dont say!!

    http://www.mgcycle.com/images/atrex/14547000.jpg

    It's even got the 10mm allen in it like the original piece...I might have to find one and get shortened machined etc...

    aesthetically it could be very much more pleasing than the bridge abuttment bolt that i put in it....

    brilliant!!! Thanks a bunch.
     
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    radguzzi Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    79Spada wrote:
    Yup, let me dig around and find an old one and I'll mail it to you...

    radmg < at > myfairpoint < dot > net

    I'm gone for the weekend, one last ski gig, but shoot me a note and I'll look for one.

    Bridge Bolt... :laugh:

    Ciao,
    Rob
     

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