Incorrect Kicker Arm?
I am bench-fitting the exhaust pipes and kicker arm to my '64 CH motor and noted interference between the kicker arm and rear exhaust pipe. The kicker arm does not slide all the way onto the kicker shaft until the arm's bolt hole lines up with the broached bolt cut-out on the shaft - the Arm hits the rear exhaust pipe first and there is about 1/2" of free-shaft distance between the return spring and the arm when the arm hits the pipe.
I don't remember any factory-installed dents in the exhaust pipe for these early years, but I may be wrong. The kicker shaft is exactly the same as the dozen or so that I chose from when assembling the motor. The pipe is installed exactly concentric to the exhaust flange and the heads and cylinders are factory made and correct for 1964. So the existing geometry should be correct.
I'm thinking that I may have the wrong kicker arm, as I recall it being the straighter of the early 2-piece arms used on the K and XL. But this is from memory and it seems that my memory has become questionable at times.
I've had trouble attaching jpg photos before and I don't have a 12-year around, but I'll give it a go. IF the pics do attach you wil see one of the kicker arm and another of the installed interference. I would appreciate any and all input.
Last edited by Bill Pedalino; 07-01-2012 at 03:27 PM.
Huntington, New York