Straightening my bendy

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Straightening my bendy

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:45 pm

..any good ideas about straightening a warped rocker cover effectively? I bought a rubber rocker cover gasket last year and whilst it's great at being a gasket, it sticks to the cylinder head exhaust side and you basically have to butcher the rocker cover to get the bloody thing off.
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Post by D366Y » Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:00 pm

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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by stevemarl » Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:54 pm

You could do with some 1/3" square bar so you can put a piece either side and crush it back into shape in a vice, preferably or a mole wrench, possibly?

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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:50 pm

Once the metal has stretched ,which it must have if its buckled out of shape , its nearly impossible to un-stretch . Probly easier to just get another cover . If we are talking pinto motor ,so many of them have been wreaked ( being as how they are the worst motor in the world :poke: :poke: Jason 😁 ) they must be stacked up pretty high by now . Any how , I believe Nick may have one he's not using 😁😁
Shame about the gasket sticking so bad . Maybe a smear of hi temp grease ,like copperslip might help stop sticking . πŸ™‚
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:13 pm

Thanks for replies.. will have a go at it and see how it turns out!
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by pbar » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:12 pm

I'm pleased I've only ever used the traditional cork ones, those from CCI seem great.

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Post by Major_Tom » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:40 pm

I only tried a rubber one because I thought it would help with the leak I had due to a warped cover in the first place :lol: it worked great until it came to checking valvev clearances and couldnt get it off!
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:08 pm

Mc Tool wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:50 pm
Any how , I believe Nick may have one he's not using 😁😁

I do indeed :)

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Tom you can have this mate. Its the wide lip later one. Dont recall it leaked when i had it so hopefully its all good. Dont want no money fella. Just be really glad it will go to a good home rather tban sit in my garage. As said its yours if you want it Tom. Just pm me your full name and address and ill send it. πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by D366Y » Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:13 pm

Don't give Tom your address Nick whatever you do - there will be all sorts of things turning up! ;)
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:44 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Mc Tool wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:50 pm
Any how , I believe Nick may have one he's not using 😁😁

I do indeed :)

Image

Tom you can have this mate. Its the wide lip later one. Dont recall it leaked when i had it so hopefully its all good. Dont want no money fella. Just be really glad it will go to a good home rather tban sit in my garage. As said its yours if you want it Tom. Just pm me your full name and address and ill send it. πŸ‘πŸ‘
I was only joking Nick , but if your old one finds a good home .....πŸ‘
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Re: Straightening my bendy

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Aug 27, 2021 11:28 am

PM sent Nick!!! Thanks a million!
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