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Ajusa - my gasket: not oberserving the rules

PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:54 pm

i think our bruno schaffner in zurich is as renown as britains richards (?) - showed him my ajusa and he immediately say the reason for my gasket failing a) quite a bit of compression (1/4 inch dome left on the forged piistons) b) flatness of entire head (whole length in the middle -500mm) 0,02mm gap as far as i remember. in any case ill get mine there tomorrow at 8am for a 0,2 mm skim and can get it back at noon for 60quid (aint that good for one of the planets most expensive resorts sandy
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Even more compression! Hope your valve clearances are OK.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:31 pm

we'll skim 1/10 of a mil and valve/piston clearance is more than 1, so i feel safe.what bugs me,is the fact that ajusa has a 84 mm version ---- next size is 87!! cheers Sandy just removed valves, springs etcc -- cam lobes show "pitting" - do you have 2 10.8 OR 10.9 mm lift cams handy??
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