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A65 rockers, fitting tip. #738248
06/10/18 1:40 pm
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One of my least favourite jobs is refitting the exhaust rockers after a head torque check.
Today I tried a new to me method, I fitted the timing side rocker and thackeray washers first, lined this up with the spindle so all was Concentric,
removed the spindle leaving TS assembly in position , then fitted drive side assembly , got it all lined up and the spindle popped through with no snags. Didnt drop anything. No cursing, easiest method I have tried.
Previously I fitted the DS first, then struggled to fit the TS as the DS washers would shift with all the finagling, maybe I just got lucky this time, will be doing this again soon, lets see if it works twice.


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Re: A65 rockers, fitting tip. [Re: gavin eisler] #738327
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You might find it easier if you make up a dummy spindle slightly undersize with a champher on the end to centralize the rockers and washers. That will align everything except the last washer.

Re: A65 rockers, fitting tip. [Re: gavin eisler] #738391
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thats a good idea, I think I am due one after 30 odd years of ownership/ messing around.


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Re: A65 rockers, fitting tip. [Re: gavin eisler] #738425
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I'm not familiar yet with the BSA set up but as DM's idea for my Triumphs I use an old spindle with all the champhers grinded smooth for aligning everything then I push in the spindle which pushes out the old one keeping everything in place.


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Re: A65 rockers, fitting tip. [Re: gavin eisler] #739012
06/17/18 9:46 pm
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Second time around my tip failed, dis placed the TS while fiddling with the DS, oh that it was as simple as a Triumph, the BSA wont permit displacing one spindle with another.
i did find that the wee fork for crab meat picking is ideal for chivvying the wee bits around.


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Re: A65 rockers, fitting tip. [Re: gavin eisler] #739024
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You'll find the assembly much easier with spacers as opposed to the thackery washers.
You've now got a lathe so away you go. you'll still need the thin thrusts at the centre but
make up the outer spacers from a bit of bar giving a few thou clearance it does make it
easier to assemble, the thackerys' always get tangled with the outer thrusts etc.


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