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valve covers

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:23 am

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Need to replace my valve covers. If i read correctly, the covers @ 45 Resto Company use the flat belt seals. Where can i find the type that seal with O rings?

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:27 pm

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Larry would have them for sure

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:20 pm

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Sorry for my ignorance. Larry who?

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:15 pm

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See; https://www.45parts.eu/

Larry is very helpful & good to deal with.

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:34 pm

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Location: Pa. , USA
I assume you are talking about the bottom seal where the cover threads on ? always had better luck with the flat one and as far as I know there isn't a special lower cover made for o-rings. The one that gives me a headache is the center one between the covers, always an issue to install and have the covers slide freely, anybody have any tricks for this ? Tim
Vintage roadracing, Class C, AHRMA # 335

Post Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:17 pm

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no. i am talking about the one between the covers where they slide. i believe there r 2 styles. one designed with the flat rubber, the other with an O ring. i believe i am trying to replace the O ring style. just don't remember where they came from.


Post Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:58 am

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that sounds like what i mean. but they gotta be available here, stateside.

Post Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:20 am

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then try David Sarafan maybe, he has lots of european 45 stuff too

Post Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:40 pm
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servitrike wrote:
that sounds like what i mean. but they gotta be available here, stateside.


Larry will ship to the States.

Post Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:40 pm

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Hope to see him again at Davenport,

....In a day or so..


.....Cotten

Post Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:46 am
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Cotten wrote:
Hope to see him again at Davenport,

....In a day or so..


.....Cotten


I've missed him the last two years at Oley and Wauseon but he was there.

Post Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:04 pm

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I assume by now you got your late valve spring cover lowers?
I have an NOS set for o-ring seal.

Post Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:06 am

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Location: Interlaken, NY USA

I've been putting o rings on the early style "screw together" covers for big twins for years. I've used commercially available standardized sizes as well as the later sportster tappet block "O" ring. A hint to make them easier to slide up and down, run a thin ring of oil around the juncture of the two parts of the cover, (I usually have 20-50 in my squirt can), give it a minute to seep around the O ring, and moving it will be much easier.
DL


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