This damn lock ring!!!!

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Rusty
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This damn lock ring!!!!

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Post by Rusty » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:52 pm

Update on my recent purchase of a 51 pan chopper. New cycle electric generator/alternator, cotton float, fine tuned the linkert, runs just beautifully. 3" belt was in BAD shape, broke on me the other day. Ordered new BDL 1 1/2" 8mm replacement setup. Took off the old belt drive gear and am trying to replace the colony seal on the engine drive shaft before the new gear arrives. I CAN NOT get that F'n #^^&% dt spring out. I have looked all over this site and read everything I could find. Tried dental pick, tried grinding a "special" screwdriver blade. Tried everything I can think of. I am thinking the one in the bike is not a Colony as the new one from Colony has an indent on one end of the spring to ease the removal I assume. The one in there is square on both ends. The crankcase is vented, and I say this as it seems a cause for concern if not when having this discussion. The bike leaks from this area ALOT, especially when parked as you all have indicated is normal, except when a good seal is in place. I need to find a way to get that damn ring lock out????



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Re: This damn lock ring!!!!

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Post by 1951 adam » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:57 pm

Its a little difficult, but I got mine out with a pick, changed it 6 years ago, no leaks. It may not have been installed corretly to begin with, that might be whats happining, good luck, and stay zen, Adam

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Post by Hog54 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:50 am

I had to split my case to get mine out.I think the guy that put mine together used a colony seal with a different or oem snap ring.Heres what mine looked like before I bought the right colony kit.The space between the ends is even smaller than the colony ring.

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After I split the left side case off,I had to take the seal out from the inside.

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Post by 1950Panhead » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:00 pm

You can split the cases by pulling the cylinders up just enough to clear the studs, removing right case, leaving rest of engine assembled.
Jerry

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Post by Rusty » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:04 pm

Holy Yikes, thats the same lock ring I am looking at. Okay, now I know what I am up against. Thanks for the picture that sealed it for me, no pun intended. :wink:

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Post by Hog54 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:18 pm

1950Panhead wrote:You can split the cases by pulling the cylinders up just enough to clear the studs, removing right case, leaving rest of engine assembled.
Jerry
Yeah,but what do you do with the cylinder base gaskets?Most of the time you wont get them off in one piece.

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Re: This damn lock ring!!!!

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Post by Twobigv » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:37 pm

Quick tip I used on my 50, use a very sharp center punch to make a punch mark in the ring (its a hardened ring so you may have to tap it a few times) sharpen a good scratch awl and apply down and out pressure and the ring will come out far enough to work out with a small screw driver.
Worked for me.
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Re: This damn lock ring!!!!

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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:56 pm

Reluctant to beat on a thrust assembly, Folks,

I removed a frosty one with my jeweler's torch by ruining the ring's temper.
Stick a rod to it and pull if you must.

The REAL trick is to get a Colony seal housing to fit in an oversized bore, and stay centered.

....Cotten

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