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cscott
09-25-2009, 05:57 PM
looking for advice on the best way to remove the pushrod guides in my 1932 indian chief.....thanks chris

indianut
09-26-2009, 08:19 AM
I made a little jack to remove them.Just use allen screws and put little pads on the bottom of them so you don't mar the case. Here is a Crude drawing!

cscott
09-26-2009, 09:17 AM
thats looks like the right tool....do you find it necessary to heat the case ...use penetrating oil or anything like that ...thanks chris

indianut
09-26-2009, 09:27 PM
Nope....just crank it out, slowly and carefully!

Kiwi Mike
09-27-2009, 11:20 PM
Always preheat the case when fitting and removing items from alum including the pushrod guides as it is easy to broach (tear) material during removal or installation. 250 deg F is fine. I made up a slide hammer type tool that extracts to push rod guides from the case. When done, allow case to cool down very slowly. An oven is best. Do likewise after reinstalling. Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co

T. Cotten
09-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Hammers are for Harleys.

....Cotten

Kiwi Mike
09-29-2009, 11:03 PM
Being a bit harsh on the Harley guys aren't you. Their parts need loving too.

c.o.
09-29-2009, 11:23 PM
It's always nice to have the right tool. There are times though that I find a hammer satisfying..... even if it's only to throw across the shop......:D

T. Cotten
09-30-2009, 09:08 AM
Harleys can handle a hammering.

....Cotten

c.o.
10-07-2009, 01:11 PM
It looks like they used hammers on Excelsiors too.........:D

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg390/buckboard_2009/crescent-bicycle-shop-1914-in-aubur.jpg

Ohio-Rider
10-08-2009, 08:35 AM
If you can’t fix it with a hammer, then it must be an electrical problem. :D