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Old 01-09-18, 08:53 PM   #41
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The reason I was replacing the timing cover was the other owner broke off the top right bolt ear.
They did not take out the middle bolt on the timing cover it is very hard to see if you don’t know it is there.
I used my band saw to cut the bolt ear off this nice shinny cover.
Today it warmed up so I broke out my welder and welded the cover bolt ear back on.

Top is welded (top bolt whole) bottom is before welding


We cleaned up the cam caps

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Very nice. How did you go about welding the aluminum?
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I used my Hobart Mig 210 with spool gun. I made my Big Green Egg stand out of aluminum not that long ago. So I have welded a fair amount aluminum. This was thicker aluminum so it was not that bad to do.
I first cut off a bolt ear off and test welded it back on. That went well so I did the real one.

This saves getting a new one and that saves time and money. When I bought the spool gun I was hoping I could use it for other projects.

The only bummer is the one I has to fix was the dirty one. So my son is back to cleaning this one up.
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I bought this valve tool the other day. The Saturn valve are down in the head and hard to get to.
This tool should make it much simpler.
Lisle 36050 Valve Keeper Remover and Installer Kit



You don't have to use a hammer. You can just put pressure on it.
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We ran the ridge reamer it had very little ridge.
The cylinders have been honed and the gasket surface was cleaned.
One step closer.




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