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Please post pix of the large Al plate with appropriate spacers for mounting the UFM on an engine stand to allow it to be rotated through 360-deg. Also, what work does that facilitate?
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Greg,Magnetoman you have an impressive collection of special tools there.......I still can't work out what the bottom one is for though.....It looks like it sits over the clutch carrier pins, but I don't know why you would need to.....Just asking a simple one......Cheers ...........Greg.
Bruce,Please post pix of the large Al plate with appropriate spacers for mounting the UFM on an engine stand to allow it to be rotated through 360-deg. Also, what work does that facilitate?
My contribution to this thread is the following:
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When I got my Vincent in the early '90s I also put together a pretty complete collection of M.P.H. as well as all books and manuals. Whenever I ran across the description of a special tool in any of that material I made it in preparation for use in what may be the world's slowest restoration...
Having not used most of these tools I don't know yet whether some might be useless, unneeded, or better replaced with something else. With that disclaimer in mind, proceeding from top to bottom and left to right the identification I wrote on the tools when I made them are:
Rear spring claw removal wrench
7/8" x 8" rod for locking engine (through small end of con rod)
0.755" straightening clamp for UFM
ESA nut removal sprag
5/16" tapered rod for mounting degree wheel
0.36" ID x 0.44" OD valve guide removal drift
1.6" ID clamp for flanging front exhaust pipe
Peen for steering damper disc
(2) 3-1/2" rods for spindle assembly
Oil pump removal slide hammer
7/8" expanding mandrel for gearbox bearing removal (and adapter for slide hammer)
Half-time pinion puller
9-hole ESA spanner
Not shown (because I forgot to take a photo of it this morning) is a large Al plate with appropriate spacers for mounting the UFM on an engine stand to allow it to be rotated through 360-deg. Also not shown are special tools that I could purchase (e.g. valve guide lockring tool).
It's the plastic top off a welding rod tube. Cut down the side and top to fit round the oil tank neck, secured with parcel tape (nice and thin). Cut the bottom to match the angle the neck of the UFM. Position over the neck and slide the tank over it when removing and refitting. It took longer to write this than to make it and it works really well.How do you use this?